HPU Baseball Scores A Season-High 15 Runs In 15-2 Win Over Davidson

Posted by Press Release on March 24, 2015 at 10:21 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

• High Point earned a 15-2 win over Davidson in midweek action at Williard Stadium.
• The Panthers score a season-high 15 runs in the victory.
• Freshman Carson Jackson went 2-4 with a double and a career-high three runs scored.

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University baseball team scored a season-high 15 runs in a 15-2 win over Davidson on Tuesday night at Williard Stadium. Freshman Carson Jackson scored a career-high three runs in the win.

“I have to give our guys a low of credit for being on the attack tonight,” head coach Craig Cozart said. “Davidson is a quality ball club and the game just got away from them tonight. Will Resnik set the tone for us on the mound and we had a great approach offensively. Whenever you put up crooked numbers in the midweek you usually have pretty good results. I am very excited about this win.”

Senior Will Resnik got the start and the win for High Point, improving to 1-0 on the season. The left-hander pitched three scoreless innings and allowed just one hit while striking out three.

Evan Williams took the loss for the Wildcats to drop to 1-1. Williams pitched two innings and gave up one earned run on three hits and a walk.

HPU improves to 11-11 overall on the season with the win over the Wildcats. The Panthers have gone 9-3 in the past 12 games after going 2-8 to open the season. Davidson moves to 12-7 with the loss.

High Point took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by senior Dane McDermott. Jackson reached with a one-out double and came in to score on the single by McDermott.

The Panthers opened a 5-0 lead with four runs in the third inning, three coming on wild pitches. Senior Cody Manzella was hit by a pitch and senior Spencer Angelis earned a walk and both scored on wild pitches. An RBI single by senior Brady Williamson scored Jackson, who reached on the wild pitch that scored Manzella. The designated hitter then took second on a wild pitch and third on a throwing error before scoring on the fourth wild pitch of the frame.

HPU tacked on a sixth run to go ahead 6-0 in the fifth when Angelis drove in Manzella with a sacrifice fly. Manzella led off the inning with his team-best third triple of the season before coming home on the Angelis fly ball.

Davidson pushed two runs across in the seventh to pull to within four at 6-2. The Wildcats got back-to-back singles by David Daniels and Lee Miller to leadoff the inning and both runners came around to score on a two-out double by Will Robertson.

High Point recorded eight hits and scored nine runs in the seventh inning to open a 15-2 lead over the Wildcats. Angelis, sophomore Josh Greene, senior Tony Fortier-Bensen, freshman Hunter Lee and senior Josh Spano all recorded RBI singles for the Panthers in the inning while sophomore Chris Clare picked up an RBI with a bases-loaded walk, his third of the game. HPU scored the other three runs in the inning on an error during a sacrifice bunt, a double play and a wild pitch.

The 15 runs scored by High Point is a new season high, besting the previous high of 12 runs scored against UNCG. Ten different HPU players scored at least one run in the win with Jackson and Manzella both scoring three.

Fortier-Bensen finished 3-4 at the plate with an RBI and run scored for the Panthers. Lee and Spano both went 2-5 with an RBI and a run scored while Jackson went 2-4 with a double. Angelis finished 1-3 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored.

Robertson went 2-4 at the plate for Davidson and drove in both Wildcat runs while Daniels went 2-3 with a run scored.

High Point begins a nine-game road swing on Wednesday, March 25, when the team travels to Greenville, N.C., to take on East Carolina. First-pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.

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