DURHAM, N.C. – The High Point University baseball team scored four unanswered runs to pull away for a 7-4 win ove North Carolina Central on Tuesday night in Durham, N.C. Sophomore Dane McDermott
“I was really pleased with the way we played defensively tonight,” head coach Craig Cozart
North Carolina Central took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Eric Kimber. HPU came right back with two runs in the top of the third to jump ahead 2-1. Senior Scott Glover
A sacrifice fly by the Eagles’ Troy Morrow tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the third, but HPU retook the lead in the top of the fourth with an RBI single by Glover. Sophomore Cody Manzella
NC Central answered with a sacrifice fly by Christian Triplett in the fourth and an RBI single in the fifth by Morrow to take a 4-3 lead after five innings of play.
High Point scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to go ahead 6-4. The big hit for the Panthers was an RBI double by McDermott to drive in two runs. Singles by Manzella, graduate student Adam Barry
Sophomore Spencer Angelis
Sophomore Will Resnik
Terry McNabb suffered the loss for NC Central. McNabb pitched 5-2/3 innings and allowed six runs on 11 hits and one walk. He did not record a strikeout in the game.
All but one HPU starter recorded a hit in the win as High Point finished the game with 13 hits. Angelis, Manzella and Brandenburg each had two hits for the Panthers. Medina finished with two RBI and two runs scored on the night.
High Point improves to 24-24 on the season with the win. North Carolina Central falls to 25-26 with the loss.
High Point continues its midweek slate on Wednesday, May 8, when the team travels to Blacksburg, Va., to face No. 22 Virginia Tech. Senior Ryan Retz