LYNCHBURG, Va. – The High Point University baseball team fell to Longwood by a score of 11-3 in an elimination game of the Big South Baseball Championship on Wednesday morning in Lynchburg, Va. Senior Ryan Retz
“Obviously this was not the result we expected today,” head coach Craig Cozart
Longwood scored the first run of the game in the top of the first on a sacrifice fly by Alex Owens. High Point tied the game in the bottom of the second with three-straight two-out singles. Junior Kyle Brandenburg
The Lancers came right back in the top of the third with three-straight extra-base hits to go ahead 3-1. Colton Konvicka and Matt Dickason hit back-to-back RBI doubles for Longwood to put LU ahead by two.
Senior Ryan Retz
Longwood took control of the game with seven runs in the top of the fourth to go ahead 10-2. Dickason hit a two-run single and Scott Burkett hit a three-run home run to left-center to score five of the Lancers’ seven runs in the frame.
Down nine in the ninth, 11-2, High Point scored one run on an RBI groundout by Medina to make the final score 11-3. Brandenburg was hit by a pitch and sophomore Stephen Wytiaz
Medina finished 1-4 on the day with two RBI while Brandenburg went 1-3 with two runs scored.
Senior Jacob Newberry
Brandon Vick threw a complete game to pick up the win for Longwood. Vick allowed three runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out six.
The Lancers improve to 25-27 overall on the season and will advance to take on the loser of the game between No. 2 Coastal Carolina and No. 6 Gardner-Webb on Thursday.
High Point finishes the 2013 season with a 29-29 overall record. The 29 wins for the Panthers is the second-most in a single season by HPU in the Div. I era.