February 23, 2012

Baseball opens three-game series with Fordham on Friday

BUIES CREEK – Coming off a 10-4 win at Duke on Tuesday, Campbell Baseball will host the Fordham Rams in a three-game series this weekend. The first game is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. and a live video stream will be provided through the Big South Network. The two teams will then meet in a doubleheader on Saturday, set to get underway at 1 p.m.

Campbell enters at 3-1 overall after taking two of three games over Marist last weekend. Fordham is 0-3, having dropped a three-game set at Western Carolina on opening weekend. The Rams finished last season with a 31-23-1 overall record. The team posted a 12-11-1 Atlantic 10 Conference record, placing them eighth in the league. Head coach Kevin Leighton is in his first season with Fordham.

Jake Kirkland is batting .500 though his first four games for the orange & black. The Pauline, S.C. native has a team-best .600 on base percentage after drawing four walks and one hit by pitch to go with his seven base hits, which include two doubles and two triples.

Logan Self pitched five innings of relief against Duke on Tuesday to pick up the win. The junior right-hander from Greensboro, N.C. leads the club with eight strikeouts and has walked just two batters in eight innings pitched.

Catcher Zack Small leads Fordham's offense, batting .500 through three games with a home run and one double. Mike Mauri has three doubles and three RBI to go with his .385 batting average.

Friday's series opener will be the first baseball video broadcast of the season. Fans can enjoy video broadcasts of 27 Campbell baseball games this season through the Big South Network. Just $34.95 brings you video of 20 Campbell home games and seven Campbell away games. Each game scheduled to be broadcast is indicated by a video link on the schedule page. The price also gives you access to every streamed Big South game and the Big South Conference Tournament. Here is the link to sign up!

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Streamed Games Schedule – Campbell

Fri

 2/24

Fordham

3:00

Mon.

 3/5

Holy Cross

4:00

Fri.

 3/9

Valparaiso

3:00

Sat.

 3/10

Valparaiso (DH)

1:00

Tues.

 3/13

Rider

6:00

Weds.

 3/14

Rider

6:00

Fri.

3/23

at Winthrop

6:00

Sat.

3/24

at Winthrop (DH)

2:00

Fri.

 3/30

Charleston Southern

6:00

Sat.

 3/31

Charleston Southern (DH)

2:00

Tues.

 4/3

Duke

6:00

Sat.

4/7

at Liberty (DH)

2:00

Tues.

 4/10

NC A&T

6:00

Fri.

 4/13

UNC-Asheville

6:00

Sat.

 4/14

UNC-Asheville (DH)

2:00

Tues.

 4/17

NC State

6:00

Sat.

5/5

at Coastal Carolina (DH)

2:00

Weds.

 5/9

NCCU

6:00

Thur.

 5/17

Presbyterian

6:00

Fri.

 5/18

Presbyterian

6:00

Sat.

 5/19

Presbyterian

1:00