The Pride baseball team (12-14 overall) fell to St. Andrews (13-11) 15-6 on Wednesday afternoon. Greensboro jumped out to an early lead but were unable to keep up with the hot hitting Knights.
Greensboro got on the board first, posting a run in the opening frame. Aaron Navarro singled to left to get the inning going. James Feldmann singled to right to advance Navarro to third. Christian Snider walked to load up the bases. Matthew Parker walked to bring in Navarro for the early 1-0 lead.
However, St. Andrews responded by scoring one run in the first, tying the game at 1-1. The Knights extended the lead with two runs in the second, and a run in the third to make it 4-1.
The Pride cut the lead in half, pushing a run across in the fourth. Joshua Powell reached base on a bunt. Jon Krecicki reached base on an error by the third basemen, advancing Kyle Schmidt to second. A passed ball by the catcher allowed both runners to move up a base. A Navarro ground out to third allowed Schmidt to score making it 4-2.
The Knights answered by scoring three runs in the fourth inning to make it 7-2. Greensboro again got on the board in the sixth inning. Kenny Graham singled to the shortstop and stole second. Krecicki doubled to left field, plating Graham to narrow the gap to 7-3. St. Andrews responded with a run in the bottom half to extended the lead to 8-3.
The Pride erupted for three runs in the seventh inning. Steven Pfeiffer led off, getting hit by a pitch. Feldmann singled to left field to move Pfeiffer to second. Jimmy Pirro walked to load up the bases. Graham singled to short, pushing Tyler Rackley across to draw within 8-4. A wild pitch scored another run, trimming the defecit to 8-5. Graham scored The Pride’s last run of the game on an error to get within 8-6.
St. Andrews posted six runs in the eighth and one in the ninth to win the game 15-6.
James Feldmann led the way with two hits. Four Pride players – Navarro, Parker, Graham, and Krecicki – recorded a run batted in.
Greensboro will get back into USA South play on the road Saturday with a doubleheader against North Carolina Wesleyan. The first pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Greensboro 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 8 2 St. Andrews 1 2 1 3 0 1 6 1 X 15 19 4
Win: J Allen Renn (0-0) – St. Andrews
Loss: H. Hall (1-4) – Greensboro