Six-Run Eighth Leads UNCG Baseball to Seventh Straight Victory

Six-Run Eighth Leads Baseball to Seventh Straight Victory

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team rode a six-run eighth inning to a 6-2 victory over The Citadel in The Southern Conference (SoCon) action on Friday night at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

The win extended the Spartans’ season-high winning streak to seven games.

HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bulldogs broke into the score column first in the bottom half of the fourth inning when Travis Elliott doubled to left to score Thomas Rollauer from second to make it 1-0.

The Citadel led until the eighth inning, where the Spartans tied the game with GC Jarman singling through the right side to score Aidan Brewer. Later in the inning, Trey Truitt tripled to the alley in right to score three runs. In the next at bat, Jacob Dilley followed suit with a triple of his own to score Truitt. Dilley then scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Tyler Steele. All in all, it ended up being a four-hit inning with six runs crossing the plate for a 6-1 lead.

The Bulldogs scored the final run in the bottom of the ninth. However, Danny Thompson Jr. held it there for the Spartans to secure a 6-2 victory in the series opener.

NOTES:

Hunter Shuey made his fifth start of the season and improved to 6-0 after pitching eight complete innings with one run allowed on four hits. He walked two and struck out four along the way.
Truitt recorded the eventual game-winning hit, a three-run triple in the eighth. As a result, he led UNCG with three RBI.
Caleb Cozart and Jarman led the Spartans in hits with two.
Seven of the Spartans’ nine hitters recorded a hit, and six different players also scored runs.
Mitchell Smith paced UNCG with a pair of walks.
PITCHING RECORDS:
Hunter Shuey: W, 6-0
George Derrick Floyd: L, 1-5

RECORDS:
UNCG: 27-16, 11-5 SoCon
CIT: 17-26, 1-15 SoCon

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UP NEXT

The Spartans and Bulldogs resume their three-game SoCon series with the second game on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Charleston.

Courtesy of Connor Wachtel
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro