Baseball Completes 4-Game Sweep of Hartford
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell completed a four-game series sweep over visiting Hartford with 9-1 and 10-1 wins on Sunday at Jim Perry Stadium.
Campbell improves to 6-1 on the season while Hartford slides to an 0-4 start.
The Camels combined to outscore the Hawks 46-7 in the series, hitting .357 as a team, while holding UH to a .188 clip.
Hartford's Ryan Carter was charged with the loss, allowing four runs, two earned, with a walk and a strikeout in an inning pitched. Kyle Gauthier pitched 5.0 innings, scattering four hits, four runs, all earned, with a walk and four strikeouts.
Felton, a senior from Tempe, Ariz., went 2-for-5 with a home run, adding a pair of runs scored. Ben McQuown scored a pair of runs after being hit by three pitches in the game.
The Camels plated four in the first inning despite not recording a hit. Campbell added a single run in the fourth, fifth and eighth, while Felton's homer gave the Camels two in the sixth.
Brady Sheetz paced Hartford with two hits in game one.
Sophomore right-hander Heath Bowers moved to 1-0 on the season with the win, going 5.0 frames with five hits, a run, a walk and four strikeouts. Senior Logan Self pitched a scoreless sixth, allowing one hit and striking out one, while junior Ryan Thompson pitched a perfect seventh with two punchouts.
Ryan Lukach took the game two loss to fall to 0-1, scattering five runs on seven hits with two walks in 3.0 innings.
Freshman outfielder Jesse Simmons led the Camels in the series, batting .700 (7-10) with three runs scored, two doubles, a triple and three RBI. Felton knocked in a team-high seven with six runs scored, hitting .375 (6-16), while Nick Ray batted .429 (6-14) with five RBI, four runs scored and a double.
McQuown hit .455 (5-11) with seven stolen bases and eight runs.
Campbell heads to Duke on Wednesday, Feb. 27 for its next outing, taking on the Blue Devils at 3:15 p.m. The Camels will return home on March 1, welcoming Lafayette in a three-game set.