Greensboro comes up short in doubleheader against the Battling Bishops
Rocky Mount, NC – Friday rain pushed the three game series between the Greensboro College Baseball team and North Carolina Wesleyan University back to today, but that did not change the importance of the games as they pertain to the USA South standings. The Pride were looking to keep pace in the race to qualify for the post-season tournament, but, unfortunately, they were unable to come away with a win today, falling to the Battling Bishops, 9-2 and 15-3.
NC Wesleyan got on the scoreboard first, but Senior Connor Morehouse (Kansas City, MO) tied the game with an RBI single to score Junior Adam Weber (Mebane, NC). In the fifth inning, the Battling Bishops went back out in front by a run but, once again, Greensboro answered when Freshman Louis Berini (Bahama, NC) doubled in Freshman Evan Sykes (Graham, NC), making the score 2-2. However, NC Wesleyan would go on to score seven straight runs, to beat the Pride by a final score of 9-2.
Weber finished the game going 2-3 from the plate, with one run, while Morehouse went 2-5 with a run.
Freshman Samuel Hayen (Fort Lauderdale , FL) got things started for Greensboro in the top of the first inning with a solo homerun. However, in their half of the first inning, the Battling Bishops answered with three runs to take the early lead, 3-1. They would add another six straight runs until the Pride got another homerun, this time from Sophomore Myles Vacharasin (Land O’ Lakes, FL), as he hit a two-run shot to left field. Unfortunately, that would be all the scoring Greensboro could get as they fell 15-3.
Hayen and Vacharasin led the Pride with a combined two home runs and three RBI’s, while Sophomore Cam Watts (Kernersville, NC) finished 1-2 with a run and a double.
The Pride will be back in action tomorrow, Sunday, April 16th, as the two teams finish out the series. First Pitch is scheduled for 1:00pm.