Caleb Cozart Ties Program Record With 17 Homers this Season as UNCG Baseball Falls to Radford

Cozart Ties Program Record With 17 Homers this Season as Baseball Falls to Radford

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team dropped game one of its series against Radford on Friday, 6-4 at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.

According to our records, Caleb Cozart recorded his 17th homer of the season, tying the UNCG program record for home runs in a single season.

After both teams stayed scoreless through the first two innings, Radford’s Austin Stalker tallied the first run of the day in the top of the third for the 1-0 lead.

UNCG quickly responded with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the third. With Luke Holland on third and Jeremy Wolf on second, Aidan Brewer stepped up to the plate, sending out a sacrifice fly to center field to bring in Holland (1-0). In the next at bat, Jake Ogden grounded out to the shortstop to send Wolf home for the 2-1 lead.

The Highlanders were able to tie the game in the fifth inning with a single up the middle for one RBI. Radford took the three-run advantage in the sixth inning when Stalker launched a home run to right center for three RBI (5-2).

Radford tacked on one more run in the eighth inning for the 6-2 lead.

The Spartans recorded two runs in the bottom of the eighth when Cozart launched his 17th homer of the season for two RBI, cutting the deficit to two (6-4).

Drew Stanley was able to close it out on the mound for the Highlanders to claim the 6-4 victory.

In his ninth start this season, Julien Peissel threw six strikeouts, just one shy of his career high of seven.
Cozart and Holland led the Spartans with two hits apiece.
Cozart and Zachary Walsh collected one double each.
GC Jarman paced the Spartans on the field with nine putouts.
Brandon Hudson: L, 4-1
Scott Rouse:W, 2-3

UNCG: 20-16
Radford: 11-24

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The Spartans will continue in their series against Radford tomorrow, Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.

Courtesy of Emma White
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro