N.C. A&T over HPU last night in High Point

Posted by Andy Durham on April 21, 2010 at 12:17 pm under College | 5 Comments to Read

Junior Brian Jones (West Palm Beach, Fla./Summit Christian) pitched five innings, allowing just one run on five hits, and left the game with the lead but North Carolina A&T put up eight runs in the eighth inning to take a 13-8 win over the High Point University baseball team.

“We are just trying to find new ways to lose games,” said HPU assistant coach Bryan Peters. “We had a defensive collapse and our hitters didn’t do enough to win the game. They threw average arms that frustrated our lineup for no reason. Our offense and defense didn’t help the pitchers and A&T stole seven bases. It is all losing baseball.”

Junior Mike Caldwell (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian) was tagged with the loss, giving up five runs in an inning of work but only two of the runs were earned. Of the 10 runs North Carolina A&T plated in the final two innings only four were earned.

Jones pitched four scoreless innings in his first start since April 3 at Liberty where he didn’t make it out of the first inning. In the fifth inning he gave up one run on a double and back-to-back singles but got himself out of the inning with a stellar defensive play. Nick Rogers(Northwest Guilford HS) hit a bouncer back to Jones who stopped the ball with his foot, picked it up and got the out of first base.

Jones had a 5-1 lead when he left the game after five innings. Max Fulginiti (Matthews, N.C./Charlotte Christian) singled and scored in the second inning on a groundout by Murray White IV (High Point, N.C./Ledford). The Panthers added another run in the third on a solo home run by Nate Roberts (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond Burton), his 14th of the season. Roberts home run went off the batters eye in center field and is his third home run in the last four games.


  • baseball guy said,

    wow, so much for HPU coaches being humble in defeat!

  • ??? said,

    Just curious, what do you mean?

  • Andy said,

    I think this might be it:

    “We are just trying to find new ways to lose games,” said HPU assistant coach Bryan Peters. “We had a defensive collapse and our hitters didn’t do enough to win the game. They threw average arms that frustrated our lineup for no reason. Our offense and defense didn’t help the pitchers and A&T stole seven bases. It is all losing baseball.”

  • HPU Panthers said,

    Coach Peters is correct. Gotta call a spade a spade. HPU started the year great but has had 16 games on the road and is in a slump. It may hurt someone’s feelings but HPU should win this game 4 out of 5.

  • basebal guy said,

    “They threw average arms that frustrated our lineup for no reason” is a dig at A&T. If that was UNC that lost to A&T then I could see it. However, HPU does not have any reason to think they are THAT much better than A&T.