UNCG Baseball Earns Eighth Straight Win in Extras at The Citadel

Baseball Earns Eighth Straight Win in Extras at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team won 8-5 in 11 innings at The Citadel in The Southern Conference (SoCon) action on Saturday afternoon at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

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

The game also marked UNCG’s fourth time competing in extra innings this season. The Spartans are now 2-2 on the year when games go to extras.

For the second straight game, the Bulldogs struck first when Wells Sykes scored on a fielding error in the opening frame.

The Citadel held the 1-0 lead until the top of the fifth, when Jake Ogden pulled a two-run home run down the line in left for his fourth blast of the season to give UNCG a 2-1 lead.

In the bottom half of the sixth, Garrett Fullmer singled to left to score Thomas Rollauer and tie it at 2-2. However, the Spartans took the lead back in the top of the seventh with Luke Holland hitting a leadoff triple before scoring on a sacrifice fly hit out to center by Tyler Steele. Ogden then put UNCG up by a pair, 4-2, with his second homer of the afternoon out to left.

The Spartans extended their lead to 5-2 in the eighth inning with Luke Jenkins singling up the middle to score Trey Truitt from third.

The Bulldogs answered in the bottom half of the inning with a run of their own to cut it back to two, 5-3, when Travis Elliot doubled down the left field line to score Chase Loggins. The Citadel shaved the deficit to one and then tied it with back-to-back RBI singles from Garrett Dill and Travis Lott. UNCG kept it tied, 5-5, with Aidan Brewer turning a six-three double play to end the inning.

With the game needing extra innings to determine a winner, Jacob Dilley reached on an error and was pinch ran for by Cam Murphy. In the next at bat, Murphy reached third on a sacrifice bunt by Zachary Walsh. Holland then reached on a walk before him and Murphy each scored on a triple to left by Steele. Steele then scored on an RBI single blooped to right by Brewer, which made it 8-5.

Grant Aycock returned to the mound for the Spartans in the bottom of the 11th inning after entering as a reliever in the 10th. In doing so, he hung a second zero on the Bulldogs to secure the 8-5 victory for UNCG.


Rob Ready started on the mound for the Spartans and pitched 6.1 innings with two runs (one earned) against on five hits while striking out six and walking a pair.
Working in relief during extras, Aycock earned the win to improve to 2-0 on the season. He pitched two innings with one hit allowed and three strikeouts.
Ogden and Steele led the Spartans with three RBI.
Ogden led UNCG offensively with three hits and a pair of home runs.
Holland tripled and scored two runs.
Grant Aycock: W, 2-0
Anthony Hausner: L, 0-2

UNCG: 28-16, 12-5 SoCon
CIT: 17-27, 1-16 SoCon

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The Spartans and Bulldogs close out their three-game SoCon series on Sunday with the finale beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Charleston.

Courtesy of Connor Wachtel
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro