Jarman Hits Walk-Off For Win To Sweep Rutgers
GREENSBORO, N.C.– The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team won its fifth-straight game on a sacrifice fly from G.C. Jarman in the 10th inning to defeat Rutgers, 10-9, on Sunday afternoon at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. With the victory, the Spartans swept the series against the Scarlet Knights.
This is the third walk-off win of the season for the Spartans. It is also the first series between the two teams in program history.
This is the longest win streak since the 2022 season, when the Spartans won five-straight games (May 27-May 29) to win the 2022 Southern Conference (SoCon) Tournament and earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
The Spartans had two home runs to bring their total to 12 this season, with Mitchell Smith’s solo blast in the bottom of the first and Caleb Cozart’s solo homer in the bottom of the second, giving UNCG a 2-1 lead.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Rutgers scored one run in the top of the first on a fielding error for a 1-0 advantage. Following two home runs from UNCG, Rutgers tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the top of the third, 2-2.
Kennedy Jones started the scoring brigade in the bottom of the third when UNCG scored four runs off of four hits and one error for a 6-2 lead. Smith’s double brought home Jones, Jarman’s single scored Zack Budzik and Smith, while Dallas Callahan’s single brought home Jarman.
Rutgers chipped away at the deficit with one run in each of the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, while Smith’s second double of the game scored Budzik, 9-5.
Rutgers tied the game at nine with four runs in the bottom of the ninth on four hits and one error. One of the four hits was a two-run home run by Chris Brito to left field.
UNCG countered in the bottom of the 10th with the bases loaded as G.C. Jarman drove a long fly ball to center field with one out, allowing teammate Jones to score the winning run.
The Spartans end the home stand, hosting NC State on Tuesday, March 5 with a first pitch at 3 p.m. Tuesday will be a Bark in the Park event sponsored by All Pets Considered.
UNCG heads to Charlotte on Friday to visit Queens with a first pitch slated for 4 p.m., and then the Spartans are back home on Saturday and Sunday against Queens.
Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator