Cody Walker(Grimsley HS) and Ray Crawford(Dudley) lead UNCG to 12-11 win over The Citadel on Senior Day

Cody Walker(Grimsley HS) 3-5 with 3 RBI’s and 2 runs scored…..
Ray Crawford(Dudley HS) 3-5 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored….


GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG blew a six-run lead in the top of the ninth, but came back to score two runs in the home half of the inning to complete the sweep of The Citadel with a walk-off 12-11 victory on Sunday afternoon at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. The win was the 12th for UNCG in its last 13 games.

After the Bulldogs (20-32, 8-19 Southern Conference) put up seven runs in the top of the ninth to take an 11-10 lead, Drew Gehringer slapped a single through the right side of the infield to lead off the bottom half of the inning. Eric Brindle then laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Gehringer to second and Cody Walker followed with a single to right field to score Gehringer and tie the game at 11.

Ray Crawford(Dudley HS) then singled through the left side before Andrew Spleth drew a walk to load the bases. John Hein then came in to pinch hit and was hit by a pitch on a 2-1 count to score Walker and give the Spartans the 12-11 victory.

Prior to the game, Chris Barker, Gehringer, Colby Hyatt, Ray Quinones, Warren Slack(Southwest Guilford HS), Greg Smith and Walker(Grimsley HS) were honored for Senior Day.

Smith (3-3) recorded the win for UNCG (31-18, 19-8 SoCon) after striking out the only batter he faced in the top of the ninth. TJ Clarkson (1-3) was credited with the loss after allowing two runs on three hits in just a third of an inning of work.

Walker led UNCG on Senior Day as he went 3-5 with three RBI and two runs scored and Quinones also went 3-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. Crawford added three hits and Gehringer and Brindle each added two hits and scored two runs.