Local College Baseball Today: UNCG in 10 and HPU over ECU steal wins Weds.

Posted by Andy Durham on March 18, 2010 at 11:25 am under College | Comments are off for this article

Rhodes College vs. Greensboro College at Guilford College

Harvard at UNCG 6pm

Princeton vs. N.C. A&T 3pm WMS

from Tuesday:
Harvard 3

High Point University 13
East Carolina 12

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Eric Brindle hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Lloyd Enzor from second and give UNC Greensboro a 4-3 win over Harvard on Wednesday evening at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. It was the fourth walk-off hit for the Spartans this year.

Enzor hit a one-out double to the gap in right center to get the Spartans started in the bottom of the 10th inning. After Zach Leach was intentionally walked, the Spartans fouled out for the second out in the inning. Brindle then stepped up to the plate and took the first pitch he saw into right field. The Crimson right fielder made a good throw to the plate, but Enzor was able to dislodge the ball from the catcher’s mitt as he applied the tag and Enzor touched home to give UNCG the 4-3 victory.

Spartan reliever Greg Smith moved to 4-0 on the year after pitching the last four innings and allowing just three hits and walking none. Will Keuper picked up the hard luck loss for the Crimson (3-6) after giving up just three hits, two of them in the 10th inning, and one run in 4 2/3 innings of work.

Brindle led the Spartans (10-5) at the plate after going 4-5 with an RBI to raise his batting average to an even .300. Ray Quinones also had a home run and Ed Jayjack added a pair of hits for the Spartans.

The High Point University baseball team upset No. 16 East Carolina, 13-12, Wednesday at Williard Stadium. The Pirates loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth inning but Mikel Rodenberg (High Point, N.C./Wesleyan Christian) was able to record the final three outs of the game and pick up his fifth save of the season.

“Tonight represented what we are as a team,” said head coach Craig Cozart. “Every out, every at bat, every play was a high pressure situation. East Carolina is obviously a tremendous team and I am glad the guys have now seen they are capable of. Our pitching got the tough outs and the offense answered every inning.”

Sophomore Al Yevoli (Palm Coast, Fla./Flagler Palm Coast) (1-1) picked up the win with 1-2/3 innings in relief of starter Zach Haile (Longwood, Fla./Lake Mary) and Mike Wright (0-1) pitched an inning for ECU, getting the loss.

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