Baseball Tops Presbyterian 14-3 Saturday

David Olson (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
David Olson (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

CLINTON, S.C. – David Olson homered for the second-straight game, knocked in three and scored four times to lead visiting Campbell past Presbyterian 14-3 Saturday at the PC Baseball Complex. With the win, CU clinches the Big South series.

Campbell improves to 27-5 overall with the win and 8-3 in Big South games, while PC falls to 18-14 on the year and 5-3 the league. The weekend set will close tomorrow with the series finale at 1 p.m. The Camels took game one of the series 7-1 in 11 innings on Friday.

Olson, a senior from Auburn, Wash., keyed a five run third inning for the Camels with a two-run blast to left, his second of the series and the year. Olson ended the day with a 4-for-5 clip, also knocking in a run in the sixth, where Campbell plated three.

Michael DeLucia notched three RBI in the win, picking up a two-run single in the sixth, and going 2-for-4. Michael Felton joined Olson with four hits, going 4-for-5 with a RBI and three runs.

Brent Graham drove in two with a RBI hit in the third and a sacrifice fly in the seventh, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Ben McQuown, and Clayton Brown also scored twice for Campbell, while six Camels recorded multiple hits.

McQuown stole his 34th base of the season in the win, good for second on the school single season list behind Brandon Scott's 35 in 2008.

The Camels pounded out 19 hits in the game, their second most in a game this season.

Junior Hector Cedano earned the win to move to 6-2 on the season, pitching seven innings with a run on seven hits, three strikeouts and one walk. Logan Self and Ryan Koopman each worked an inning, allowing a run apiece.

Chandler Knox took the loss, allowing seven runs on nine hits with three walks and two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings of work to fall to 2-3.

Cam Mcrae led PC at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a run. Jacob Midkiff and Robby Swab each knocked in runs for the Blue Hose.

The Camels return to Jim Perry Stadium next week, hosting five games in Buies Creek. The week begins with North Carolina A&T on Tuesday, followed by Savannah State on Wednesday. Campbell will host new Big South rival Longwood over the weekend.