Snyder Batters Tars For 8 Hits & 8 RBI As Mocs Sweep DH
Led by eight hits and eight RBI from Mike Snyder and seven hits from Keith Curcio, the Moccasins battered the Rollins pitching staff for 27 runs and 29 hits in a doubleheader sweep, 13-5 and 14-3, Saturday at Winter Park.
Snyder had three hits, including a pair of homers, and five RBI in the first game, then collected five hits and three RBI in the second game. The home runs were his 11th and 12th of the season and marked the second time this season he has homered twice in a game. He belted a three-run homer in the top of the first in game one and added a two-run shot in the sixth. He had three singles and two doubles in the second game. For the three-game series, Snyder was 9-14 (.643) with three doubles, two home runs and nine RBI. He raised his season batting average to .325.
Curcio had four hits in the first game and picked up three more in the nightcap. He hit .533 (8-15) for the series and raised his season batting average to .315.
In addition to the seven hits combined by Snyder and Curcio in game one, Austin Chubb, T.J. Kuban and Colin Kish each had two hits in the game.
Jake Guengerich allowed just one run and five hits in five innings in relief of starter Jon Jones to get the win in the first game, improving his record to 3-2. He struck out five and walked none.
The Moccasins scored in every inning but the first and sixth in game two. Kyle Jackson had a two-homer in the fourth, his second of the season, and had three RBI in the game. Cory Jensen and Curcio each had two RBI.
Nick Krolczyk pitched his third straight complete game and collected his fourth straight win as a starter in the second contest, boosting his record to 5-0. He blanked the Tars on four hits through five innings and finished with four strikeouts and one walk.
The Moccasins finished their regular season at 26-18, 14-10 in the Sunshine State Conference. However, they won't know for sure if their season is over until the NCAA selects the teams for the Division II Tournament on May 13. Although they are not currently ranked in the South Region, they won six of their last seven games and that finish, coupled with losses by some of the teams ranked ahead of them, could possibly put them in consideration for a postseason bid.