WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Senior Scott Glover
“This was a tough road win against a quality team tonight,” head coach Craig Cozart
After two quick outs by the Panthers in the 10th, graduate student Adam Barry
The win was High Point’s first in extra innings this season. HPU played one previous extra inning game this season, losing to Tulane in 12 innings, 11-10.
High Point improves to 14-12 overall with the win over the Tribe. The loss ends an eight-game win streak by William & Mary which falls to 18-9 on the season.
High Point opened the game with a run in the top of the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. Sophomore Josh Spano
Senior Devin Bujnovsky
HPU scored two more runs and pushed its lead to 5-0 in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI double by Spano. Manzella led off the frame with a single and Brandenburg beat out a bunt to give the Panthers runners at first and second. Medina bunted both runners over and Spano hit a hard line drive to the left field wall to score both.
William & Mary scored once in the bottom of the fourth to trim the deficit to 5-1. The Tribe then scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 5-5. All four Tribe runs were unearned thanks to two HPU errors in the inning. The big hit for William & Mary was a bases-loaded triple by Ryan Lindemuth.
High Point finished with 17 hits in the game and had six players record multi-hit games. Bujnovsky went 3-6 with two RBI to lead the High Point offense. Spano went 2-5 with two RBI and a run scored and Manzella finished 2-3 with a career-high three runs scored.
All seven runs scored by High Point came with two outs. The Panthers now have 68 two-out RBI this season in 26 games.
Sophomore Joe Goodman
John Sheehan took the loss after allowing two runs in 2-1/3 innings for William & Mary.
High Point and William & Mary will meet once again on Saturday, March 30, for the second of three games this weekend. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.