After senior closer Steven Calicutt (Spartanburg, S.C.) retired the first batter of the final frame, the Dolphins strung together three consecutive singles to knot the game at five.
With two outs and runners on second and third, designated hitter Brian Hudgins, in his first at-bat of the game, reached on an infield single, driving in left fielder Pete Clifford fir the game-winner.
The Dolphins (29-12, 11-5) took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, stringing together o one-out singles and a two-out two-RBI single by third baseman Daniel Murphy.
Senior first baseman Blake Church (
Church struck again in the top of the fifth, driving in senior Matt Traylor (
The Dolphins executed a suicide squeeze with one out in the bottom of the sixth, scoring designated hitter Thomas LePage, and reclaiming the lead at 3-2.
The Bucs (21-19, 8-11) scored three times in the seventh for their first lead of the game. A wild pitch brought Traylor home, tying the game at three, and junior C.J. Lee (
Calicutt took the loss, falling to 6-4 on the season, and reliever Matt Davis improved to 4-1 in relief of Dolphin starter Matt Dobbins.
The series continues with a game time Saturday afternoon.