UNCG Baseball Hosts The Citadel for a Conference Series

UNCG Baseball Hosts The Citadel for a Conference Series

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team hosts The Citadel for a three-game Southern Conference (SoCon) series starting Friday, April 14th. The first pitch on Friday has been pushed up to noon due to impending weather.

Who: The Citadel
Where: UNCG Baseball Stadium | Greensboro, N.C.
When: Friday, April 14 | Noon EST (note time change)

Who: The Citadel
Where: UNCG Baseball Stadium | Greensboro, N.C.
When: Saturday, April 15 | 2 p.m. EST

Who: The Citadel
Where: UNCG Baseball Stadium | Greensboro, N.C.
When: Saturday, April 16 | 1 p.m. EST

Last Time Out
UNCG fell to Gardner-Webb, 3-1 in a pitching duel on Tuesday.
Daniel Cerda hit his third home run of the season in the top of the ninth.
Cerda went 2-for-3 on the day, hitting the Spartan’s only hits of the day.
Price King pitched three innings allowing zero runs and allowing only two hits.
Scouting the Spartans
The Spartans are 16-17 overall and 4-5 in SoCon play.
UNCG is second in the conference in double plays (31), base on balls (170), and double plays per game (0.94).
Nationally, the Spartans are ninth in double plays, 12th in double plays per game, 50th in hit by pitch (51), 55th in stolen bases (52), 57th in base on balls, 64th in stolen bases per game (1.58) and 65th in sacrifice flies (16),
GC Jarman is nationally ranked 40th and leading the conference in sacrifice flies (4), .
Kennedy Jones is leading the Spartans with a batting average of .338 (46-for-136) in the 33 games, with five doubles, 26 RBIs, and one triple.
Jones, along with Zack Budzik (.322) and Cerda (.314) are the three Spartans batting over .300.
Dosi Jonas is second in the conference in runs batted in per game (1.23), and home runs per game (0.31).
Nationally, Jonas is 64th in runs batted in per game.
In 46.2 innings pitched, Jake Wolf has a 3.28 ERA with 24 strikeouts and just 24 runs allowed. He is 2-2 on the mound with one save.
Jonas leads the Spartans with eight home runs, while Jones has hit six. Caleb Cozart has hit five. Rowan Watt has hit four home runs, while Mitchell Smith, Daniel Cerda, and Dallas Callahan each have hit three home runs. Budzik has two home runs and Bradley Bott has one.
Nine Spartans have double-figure RBI, with Jonas leading the team with 32 of the 193 RBIs.

Scouting The Citadel Bulldogs
The Citadel is 15-16 overall this season, with a 1-5 record in the Southern Conference.
The Bulldogs are coming off a series loss against Ball State, with Ball State taking the first two games 3-2 in 10 innings, and 9-8, while The Citadel won the last game 4-0.
The Citadel is second in the conference in doubles (62), doubles per game (2.00), and triples (9).
Nationally the Bulldogs are 10th in sacrifice bunts (27), 63rd in triples (9), 69th in double plays (24), and 70th in triples per game (0.29).
Travis Lott is leading the conference in hit-by-pitch per game (0.42) and hit-by-pitch (13).
Lott is nationally 20th in hit-by-pitch, 24th in on-base percentage (0.522), and 31st in a hit-by-pitch.
Lott leads the Bulldogs with a .376 average (38-for-101) in the 31 games, with eight doubles, one triple, and 19 RBIs.
Cameron Reeves is first in the conference in hits allowed per nine innings (5.14) and victories (6), and is second in the conference in complete games (1).
Nationally, Reeves is sixth in victories (6), 11th in hits allowed per nine innings, and 12th in complete games.
Noah Mitchell is second in the conference, and 42nd nationally in triples (3).
Anthony Badala has four home runs to lead The Citadel, in the 12 home runs for the team so far this season.
Reeves was recently named SoCon Pitcher of the Week, and Ben Hutchins was named SoCon Player of the Month for March.

Series History
The Spartans lead the series in 44-36 record, winning all three games 6-3, 4-0, and 5-3 in the three-game series in the 2022 season. They also won their first game of the SoCon Tournament 7-6 on May 25.

On Deck
Gardner-Webb heads to UNCG for a non-conference game on Tuesday, April 18th, with a first pitch at 6 p.m. The first 50 students will get free pizza courtesy of UNCG Activities and Campus Events and will be a Bark in the Park event sponsored by All Pets Considered.

Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator