HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University baseball team completed the sweep of Manhattan with a 2-0 win on Sunday at Williard Stadium. Jacob Newberry picked up his second win of the season and Jaime Schultz closed out the game for his fourth save of the year. Spencer Angelis drove in the game-winning run.
“This was a great weekend and I am very proud of the way the team played,” said head coach Craig Cozart. “It is never easy to sweep a team but our pitching was tremendous and we executed in team at bats and pushed runs across. Newberry gave us enough and the bullpen was outstanding. Kyle Wigmore and Will Resnik stranded runners and Schultz was reliable for the final outs. Spencer Angelis had a good weekend offensively and came up with the game-winning RBI today.”
The Panthers’ pitching staff shut out the Jaspers for the final 21 innings of the series. The Jaspers last scored on an unearned run in the sixth inning of Friday’s game.
Newberry went 5-2/3 innings, giving up six hits with two strikeouts to improve to 2-0 this season. He left the game with the bases loaded in the sixth and Kyle Wigmore got the first batter he faced to groundout to third base to end the threat.
Resnik relieved Wigmore with two outs and two runners on in the seventh inning and got Anthony Vega to fly out to centerfield to end the inning. Jordan Foster started the eighth inning on the mound for High Point, walking one batter and striking one out before he was relieved by Schultz.
Schultz threw 1-2/3 innings allowing one hit for his fourth save of the season. He is 1-1 on the year and has converted all four save opportunities. The HPU pitching staff stranded 11 Manhattan base runners in the game.
Angelis drove in HPU’s first run of the game with a groundout to the first baseman that scored Devin Bujnovsky. Ryan Retz added an insurance run in the sixth inning with an RBI-single to right centerfield. Bujnovsky was 2-3 with a run scored in the game.
Scott McClennan took the loss for Manhattan, allowing two runs on five hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out two. His record stands at 0-3 this season.
High Point improves to 11-7 with the win. The Panthers will head to Greensboro, N.C. on Tuesday for the second road game of the season. HPU and North Carolina A&T will face off at 3 p.m.