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Tampa Athletics | March 21, 2014

No. 1 Tampa rallies in the ninth to beat Barry 3-2, stay perfect in conference play

Michael Danner

TAMPA, Fla. -- Giovanny Alfonzo's game-winning single in the ninth capped a three-run rally for No. 1 Tampa as the Spartans defeated Barry, 3-2.

Barry was in control for most of the contest, as a three-hit, seven inning gem from Adrian Benitez kept Tampa from scoring. Buccaneers shortstop JC Cardenas blasted a two-run homer in the top of the fifth to give Barry a 2-0 lead.

However, Tampa rallied to tie the game in the eighth, thanks to a two-run, two-out single by Michael Danner.

One inning later, catcher Nick Tindall led off with a double. Pinch runner Brett Jones then stole third, setting the stage for Alfonzo's heroics.

Freshman Logan LaPace (1-0) earned the win, tossing three innings of one-hit baseball. The right-hander ended with four strikeouts to a single walk in relief of starting pitcher Trey Oest. Sophomore Oest threw a strong six innings, the only blemish being the Cardenas' homer.

Buccaneers senior Calvin Rayburn (1-1) was the pitcher of credit, surrendering the final run of the game in his two-thirds of inning.

The Spartans (26-1) maintain their perfect Sunshine State Conference record at 7-0, while the Buccaneers dip to 17-9, 1-6.

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