GC Baseball Defeats #8 Christopher Newport 2-1 in Series Opener

The Greensboro baseball team (7-4, 3-4 USA South) defeated #8 nationally ranked Christopher Newport (8-2-1, 6-1 USA South) 2-1 on Sunday night. The Pride rode the arm of John Atkins, who threw seven strong innings before handing it over to the bullpen to finish out the game.

Christopher Newport would strike first with one run in the top of the first inning to take 1-0 lead. Greensboro responded in the second inning by scoring two runs to take the lead.

Austin Catherina would get the inning going by reaching base on an error by the shortstop. Kyle Willard singled up the middle to advance Catherina to second. Both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch. Matthew Parker singled to center field, plating both runs for a 2-1 lead.

Atkins handled the rest on the mound for his first win on the season, limiting the Captains to one run on five hits and striking out five over seven innings. Brandon Matthews would hold the lead in the eighth before Brian Robbett finished it off in the ninth. Robbett struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save on the season.

The Pride were led by James Feldmann and Parker with two hits apiece. Williard had one hit. Parker led the way with two runs batted in.

Greensboro will be back in action tomorrow against Christopher Newport in a double header. The first pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. at Leonard Park.

                         1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  R  H  E
   Chris. Newport (8-2)  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  5  1
   Greensboro (7-4)      0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  X  2  5  2

@ Greensboro, NC | Leonard Park
Win: John Atkins (1-2) – Greensboro
Loss: A. Chrismon (2-1) – Chris. Newport
Save: B. Robbett (4) – Greensboro