• High Point clinched the weekend series against Dayton with a 3-0 win at Williard Stadium on Saturday.
• Junior Andre Scrubb
• Junior Chris Clare
HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University baseball team came out on top in a classic pitchers duel on Saturday, pulling out a 3-0 win over Dayton at Williard Stadium. The Panthers claimed their third series win of 2016 with the victory.
“Obviously this game was the antithesis of last night, but it was a win and it was a lot of fun,” head coach Craig Cozart
Junior Andre Scrubb
Zach Beaver was the hard-luck loser for the Flyers as the right-hander gave up just one earned run on five hits and a walk and struck out seven in seven innings.
The win is High Point’s sixth in a row and it improves the team’s record to 7-3 this season. HPU last won six-straight games in 2014 when the Panthers won two-straight against William & Mary, earned midweek wins over North Carolina Central and UNCG and won the first two games at the Elon Invitational against Gardner-Webb and Elon. Dayton falls to 0-8 with the loss.
High Point got on the board in the bottom of the first inning when junior Chris Clare
The score remained unchanged until the eighth when the Panthers added two insurance runs on an RBI triple by senior Tim Mansfield
Clare scored two of High Point’s three runs and extended his hit streak to 21 games stretching back to last season. He finished 1-2 with a walk and a stolen base and is just the fourth HPU player in the Div. I era (2000-present) to have a hitting streak reach 20 games.
High Point will go for its first weekend sweep of the 2016 season on Sunday, March 6, at 1 p.m. when it takes on Dayton in the third and final game at Williard Stadium.