Baseball Heads To NC A&T For Midweek Game
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team (10-10) heads across town to visit Greensboro rival NC A&T (10-10) on Wednesday, March 22 with a first pitch at 4 p.m.
Who: NC A&T
Where: World War Memorial Stadium
When: Wednesday, March 22 | 4 p.m.
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Last Time Out
West Virginia swept UNCG in a three-game series.
Caleb Cozart had his third home run of the season during game two on Saturday.
Ryan Rouse had his second appearance this season on the mound, striking out career-best five batters.
Matt Kemp matched his career-best with four strikeouts in the 4.0 innings of work allowing just three hits and one run during game three on Sunday.
Scouting the Spartans
UNCG is leading the conference in double plays (20), sacrifice flies (13), and double plays per game (1.00).
Nationally, the Spartans are sixth in double plays, 16th in sacrifice flies, and 12th in double plays per game.
Dosi Jonas is nationally ranked 29th and leading the conference in sacrifice files (3).
Kennedy Jones is batting .325 (26-for-80) with 17 runs scored, 13 RBI, and two home runs.
Zack Budzik is batting .353 (24-for-68) in 18 games played with 16 RBIs, four doubles and one triple
In 30.2 innings pitched, Jake Wolf has a 3.00 ERA with 16 strikeouts and just 22 hits allowed.
Rowan Watt and Cozart are two Spartans who have three home runs, and four Spartans have two home runs each, including Dallas Callahan, Mitchell Smith, Kennedy Jones, and Dosi Jonas..
Six Spartans have double-figure RBI, with Smith leading the team with 19 of the 122 RBIs.
Scouting the Aggies
This will be the first year the Aggies are in the CAA after being in the Big South for a year.
The Aggies are 10-10 overall and 3-3 in the CAA conference play.
NC A&T is coming off a 6-4 loss to North Carolina.
NC A&T has 20 total double plays this season.
The Aggies lead the conference in double plays (20) and are second in the CAA in doubles per game (1.05).
Nationally NC A&T is sixth in double plays and 10th in double plays per game.
Canyon Brown has a batting average of .329 with two of the 10 home runs, and is leading with 137 putouts for the Aggies.
Jaheim Brown has an ERA of 4.94, pitching 23.2 innings.
Xavier Meachem is nationally ranked fifth in saves (5) and also leads the conference.
The Spartans have a 46-11 advantage in the all-time series over the Aggies.
The two teams split the two-game series last year.
UNCG won 13-1 at home (April 19) and lost 7-5 at NC A&T’s field (March 1).
The Aggies took the first game this season with a 9-4 win, on March 14th, at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.
Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator