Rouse Helps UNCG Baseball Shut Out The Citadel, 3-0

Rouse Helps UNCG Baseball Shut Out The Citadel, 3-0

GREENSBORO, N.C.– The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team shut out The Citadel, 3-0, in a Sunday afternoon game at the UNCG Baseball Stadium in Southern Conference (SoCon) action.

Senior Zack Budzik went 2-for-4 at the plate with one run scored, one RBI, and a stolen base. With the two hits today, Budzik reached 200 career hits. According to UNCG baseball records, Budzik is the first Spartan to reach the 200-career hit milestone since Greg Hardison’22, who had 240 hits in his career.

Junior Ryan Rouse pitched six innings striking out a career-best six batters. He allowed only two hits, no runs, while facing 24 batters for his second win of the season and career.

Sophomore Kennedy Jones hit his seventh home run in the season and 18th of his career, in the bottom of the eighth.

How it Happened

Both teams went scoreless in the first two innings before Daniel Cerda scored on Budzik’s two-out RBI single to left field for a 1-0 lead.

It was a pitching battle between the fourth and the seventh, with the score remaining 1-0.

In the bottom of the eighth, Jones’ home run gave the Spartans a 2-0 advantage. Then, with one out Budzik singled to get on and later stole second. He moved over to third with Mitchell Smith’s single up the middle and then gave the Spartan’s a 3-0 lead on Luke Jenkins’ fielder’s choice RBI.

Rouse retired the side in the top of the ninth to hold on to the win and the shutout over the Bulldogs.


UNCG: 17-19, 5-7 SoCon
The Citadel: 17-17, 3-6 SoCon

On Deck

The UNCG baseball team will host Gardner Webb on Tuesday, April 18th at 5 p.m. The first 50 students get free pizza courtesy of UNCG Activities and Campus Events and it will be a Bark in the Park event presented by All Pets Considered.

Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro