UNCG Baseball Cruises to 9-1 Victory Over USC Upstate on Senior Day

UNCG Baseball Cruises to 9-1 Victory Over USC Upstate on Senior Day

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team won 9-1 in the second game of a non-conference series against USC Upstate on Friday afternoon at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.

The Spartans recognized their 10 seniors before the game, including Aidan Brewer, Caleb Cozart, GC Jarman, Matt Kemp, Sam Murchison, Cam Murphy, Ryan Rouse, Mitchell Smith, Sammy Tortorella and Matt Venuto.


USC Upstate scored its only run and opened the scoring during the second inning. After Koby Kropf doubled down the line in left, he scored following back-to-back groundouts by Troy Hamilton and Tyler Lang to make it 1-0.

UNCG grabbed a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning when Zachary Walsh singled to right to score Luke Holland and Trey Truitt.

The Blue and Gold tacked on four more runs in the fifth to extend their lead to 6-1. After Aidan Brewer scored on a wild pitch for the first run, Holland roped a bases-clearing double down the line in left to score three and extend the lead to five, 6-1.

After Cam Murphy singled through the left side to score Walsh in the seventh inning, Holland launched a pitch out to left for a no-doubt home run that capped the scoring at 9-1.


Julien Peissel made his 13th start of the season and went six complete innings with five hits, one run, one walk and five strikeouts.
Sam Murchison earned his first save of the season after pitching the rest of the game in relief. He allowed just two hits and struck out four.
Holland led the team with a season-high five RBI.
Ogden and Holland each paced UNCG with a pair of hits.
UNCG totaled a season-high seven stolen bases.
Julien Peissel: W, 4-2
Henry Proger: L, 6-4
Sam Murchison: SV, 1

UNCG: 33-18, 15-6 SoCon
USC Upstate: 33-22, 16-8 Big South

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UNCG will finish out the regular season taking on USC Upstate in the three-game series finale on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.

Courtesy of Connor Wachtel
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro