Baseball Hosts High Point in Non-Conference Match-Up
GREENSBORO, N.C.– The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team hosts the High Point Panthers for a non-conference match-up on Tuesday, April 25th at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.
Who: High Point
Where: UNCG Baseball Stadium | Greensboro, NC
When: Tuesday, April 25 | 6 PM
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Last Time Out
UNCG had three tough battles in Provo, Utah against BYU, falling in all three games.
The Spartans had two games with 10 or more hits against BYU and were the 15th and 16th games this season totaling 10 or more hits and the fifth and sixth games with 15 or more hits.
Five Spartans had home runs in the series,
Dosi Jonas (3), Dallas Callahan (1), Kennedy Jones (1), Zack Budzik (1), and Caleb Cozart (1)
Scouting the Spartans
The Spartans are 17-23 overall and 5-7 in SoCon play.
UNCG is leading the conference in double plays (41), and double plays per game (1.02). Second in the conference in shutouts (2).
Nationally, the Spartans are third in double plays, 4th in double plays per game, 61st in hit by pitch (58), 65th in stolen bases (58), 69th in base on balls (198), and 79th in stolen bases per game (1.45).
Jones is leading the Spartans with a batting average of .344 (56-for-163) in the 40 games, with eight doubles, 30 RBIs, and one triple.
Jones, along with Jonas (.333) and Cerda (.319) are the three Spartans batting over .300.
Jonas is leading the conference in home runs per game (0.34), second in runs batted in per game (1.25), and slugging percentage (0.741).
Nationally, Jonas is 41st in slugging percentage and 45th in runs batted in per game, 66th in home runs per game (0.34).
In 52.1 innings pitched,
Jake Wolf has a 4.82 ERA with 29 strikeouts and just 37 runs allowed. He is 2-2 on the mound with one save.
Jonas leads the Spartans with 11 home runs, while Jones has hit eight. Cozart and Callahan have hit six. Rowan Watt and Cerda have hit four home runs, while Budzik and Mitchell Smith have hit three home runs and Bradley Bott has one.
Nine Spartans have double-figure RBI, with Jonas leading the team with 40 of the 227 RBIs.
Scouting High Point
High Point is 13-27 overall this season and 6-11 in the Big South.
The Panthers are coming off losing three-straight games to Big South No. 11 Campbell in Buies Creek, NC.
The Panthers are nationally ranked 11th in double plays (37), 18th in double plays per game (0.92), 43rd in stolen bases (65), 51st in stolen bases per game (1.62), and 56th in hit batters (58).
High Point is leading the conference in double plays and doubles play per game.
Gus Hughes and Brett Wozniak are leading the conference and are 24th nationally with one complete game each.
Hughes is nationally 19th in games started (10), 26th in hit batters (12), and 37th in strikeouts (70)
Blake Sutton is nationally 37th in hit-by-pitch (13), and 57th in hit-by-pitch (0.34)
Charlie Klingler is leading the conference in toughest to strike out and 25th nationally (13.0).
Javon Fields is nationally 53rd in stolen bases (18).
Cael Chatham is leading the Panthers with a batting average of .325 (50-for-154), with 11 doubles, 32 RBIs, and 10 home runs.
UNCG has a 27-14 overall record against High Point.
Earlier this season UNCG beat High Point, 13-4 in High Point, NC. Last season the Panthers took one of the two games played between the two teams, as HPU won the first game, 9-8 on March 22 while the Spartans walked away with game two, 17-6 on April 6.
Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator