Sports Shorts, Feb. 6, 2018

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Baseball

The baseball team won both of their games on Feb. 1 and 2 against Catawba and Tusculum, respectively. Sophomore Devin Conn made his debut in the Feb. 1 match, building on a 1-0 lead created by freshman Bryan Diaz and junior Ian Acevedo. Conn’s 13 strikeouts scored by a Shark since 2009 by World Series Champion Mike Fiers.

Men’s basketball

On Feb. 24, the Sharks lost their match against Lynn with a final score of 86-90. However, on Feb. 27, the men’s basketball team bounced back winning their game against Tampa. The game marked the team’s first season sweep against Tampa since 2015.

Men’s and women’s swimming

The Sharks brought home a win on Feb. 27 in their meet against Keiser. Freshman Emma Sundstedt earned the first win of the day in the 1000m freestyle with an NCAA B-Cut time of 10:00.49. Senior Franco Lupoli also garnered an NCAA B-Cut time in the 500m freestyle, with a time of 4:38.93. Senior Thomas Rutherford won first place three times with the 200m fly, 200m breaststroke and 200m individual medley.

Women’s basketball

The women’s basketball team lost their games against Lynn on Jan. 24 and Tampa on Jan. 27. Senior Christen Prasse scored 14 and 11 points in both games, respectively. In their Jan. 27 match, the Sharks did not miss a free-throw until the last 20 seconds of the game.

Softball

On Feb. 2, the Sharks lost both of their matches against Lee and West Florida. Senior Dana Edmundson drew two walks in the Sharks’ first time against the Flames. Neither team scored until the fifth inning of the game.

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