Hellickson throws perfect inning, Phillies top U of Tampa
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Jeremy Hellickson and Aaron Nola each pitched a scoreless inning and catching prospect Andrew Knapp hit a two-run single, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the University of Tampa 8-3 Sunday.
It was the first exhibition of spring training involving a big league team.
The game provided a bit of revenge for the Phillies in the matchup at their Bright House Field. Last year, the Phillies opened their spring schedule with a 6-2 loss to the Spartans.
Odubel Herrera, who finished 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored, led off with a single.
Nola, who was credited with the win, followed with his own 1-2-3 frame in the second inning, Herrera then added an RBI single.