Ogden Launches Walk-Off Home Run to Win UNCG Baseball’s Series vs. Samford

Ogden Launches Walk-Off Home Run to Win UNCG Baseball’s Series vs. Samford

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team walked off the Samford Bulldogs, 6-4, thanks to a three-run home run from Jake Ogden in the ninth in The Southern Conference (SoCon) action on Sunday afternoon at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.

With the win, the Spartans, now 31-18, have concluded regular-season competition in the SoCon with a 15-6 record. Outcomes around the conference next weekend will determine UNCG’s seeding in the 2024 SoCon Tournament.

HOW IT HAPPENED
Mitchell Smith put the Spartans on the board first by lifting a solo home run out to left in the bottom of the third inning. Caleb Cozart then launched a double into shallow left-center to score Aidan Brewer from first with two outs, making it 2-0.

In the third inning, Samford tied the game, 2-2, when John Anderson sent a two-run home run out to right. However, UNCG reclaimed the lead when Luke Jenkins scored from third on a wild pitch to make it 3-2 Spartans.

The Bulldogs grabbed their first lead in the sixth inning when Angelo Prieto doubled down the line in left to score a pair, making it 4-3 Samford.

The Spartans walked it off in the bottom of the ninth thanks to a no-doubt home run sent out to left by Ogden for three runs and a 6-4 victory.
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The attached photo is of Jake Ogden (credit Carlos Morales)

NOTES:

Noah Chapman made his third start of the season and worked into the sixth inning while allowing four runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
In relief of Chapman, Grant Aycock pitched the final four frames and struck out five while allowing just one hit.
Ogden hit his seventh home run of the season in the ninth to win it for the Spartans and led the team with three RBI.
Brewer and Smith paced the Spartans with two runs.
Brewer led UNCG with three hits.
PITCHING RECORDS:
Grant Aycock: W, 3-0
Carson Lore: L, 2-4

RECORDS:
UNCG: 31-18, 15-6 SoCon
SAM: 33-18, 13-5 SoCon

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UP NEXT
The Spartans are back in action hosting North Carolina A&T for a non-conference game on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.

Courtesy of Connor Wachtel
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro

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