Baseball tops Wofford 9-4 Tuesday afternoon

Michael Felton (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Michael Felton (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

Spartanburg, S.C. – Campbell used a four-run sixth inning to open up a five-run advantage and outlasted Wofford 9-4 on Tuesday afternoon at Russell C. King Field. Michael Felton led the Camel effort with a 3-for-5 game that included three RBI and a run scored.

The Fighting Camels got out to a quick start in the first inning. Ben McQuown legged out an infield single and was driven home on Michael Felton's RBI double to open the scoring.

CU manufactured two more runs in the second inning, starting with Nick Ray's leadoff single. Ray stole second base and tagged up to advance to third on a fly-out. He then scored on a sacrifice fly from Erick Gaylord. Brent Graham recorded a two-out bunt single to reach base and then scored on Jimmy Brenneman's RBI double to leftfield.

Wofford scores once in the third inning as Luke Feisal gets on base via a base on balls and comes around to score on James Foster's RBI double to cut the Camel lead to 3-1.

The Camels push the lead back out to four runs with a two-run fourth inning. Gaylord began the one-out rally with a walk. Graham was hit by a pitch and McQuown and Felton followed with RBI singles to push the score to 5-1.

The Terriers scored three runs in the fifth, as Paul Eyster exited after tossing 4.1 innings. The junior left-hander scattered four hits and allowed four runs with all three of his walks came around to score. Eyster also recorded six strikeouts in the start, one off his season high of seven.

Campbell used a four-run sixth inning to open up a five-run lead over the Terriers, taking advantage of one walk and two hit batsmen in the rally. Ben Fish provided a two-RBI double in the frame that scored Jake Kirkland and David Olson.

Felton and McQuown each provided three-hit games for the Camels. Andrew Jacobsen (5-0) picked up the win in relief, tossing 2.2 innings and allowing three hits and no runs in the outing. Matt Marksberry finished off the game by contributing the final two innings of scoreless relief.

CU improves to 35-14 on the season while Wofford falls to 19-29. Campbell returns to action on Wednesday when the Fighting Camels host NC Central for a 6 p.m. matchup at Taylor Field.