Big Eighth Inning Lifts Greensboro College Baseball Past Maine Presque-Isle

Posted by Press Release on February 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The Greensboro College baseball team (6-4 overall) snapped a two game losing skid on Monday with a 6-3 come from behind win over Maine Presque Isle (0-3 overall).

The Pride took an early 2-0 lead, putting one run on the board in both the first and third innings. Matt Irwin got the offense rolling with a leadoff single in the first inning. Irwin advanced to second on a balk, stole third and scored on an infield single by Kyle Willard.

Greensboro added to the lead in the third inning. James Feldmann doubled to right field to put a runner in scoring position. An error by the first baseman on the next at-bat allowed Feldmann to score from second for a 2-0 advantage.

The Owls broke through in the top of the eighth, scoring three runs on two hits to take starter Kris Peeden and reliever Kyle Zembsch out of the game.

The Pride answered back with a big inning of their own in the bottom half of the frame to take the lead for good. After Feldmann led off with a single to left, Kyle Willard provided the equalizer with an RBI double to left field.

Luke Cordonnier would draw an intential walk on the next at-bat and was replaced on the base path by James Wilkins. Kyle Schmidt also received a free pass to first to load up the bases for Greensboro.

The Pride would take advantage, as a Bill Wooding ground ball forced an out at the plate but allowed Wilkins to score from second on an errant throw from the catcher attempting to double Wooding up at first.

Greensboro would tack two more runs on the scoreboard to pad the lead and come away with a 6-3 victory.

The Pride out hit Maine Presque-Isle 8-5 on the day. Willard and Feldmann led the way for Greensboro with two apiece. Peeden tossed 7.1 solid innings on the mound, allowing one run on only two hits. Brian Robbett picked up the win, working 1.1 innings of relief.

The Pride will return to USA South play this weekend with a three game series against Christopher Newport. Game one will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday at Leonard Park.

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