May 17, 2013

No. 28 Camels Blank New Orleans 6-0

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Heath Bowers struck out nine and Michael Felton picked up three hits as No. 28 Campbell defeated visiting New Orleans 6-0 Friday at Jim Perry Stadium.

Campbell improves to 45-9 on the season with its eighth straight win, setting a new school single season record with 30 wins. The Camels broke the 2012 mark of 29. UNO falls to 7-43 overall.

The Camels took last night's opener 14-0 over the Privateers. Campbell completed back to back shutouts for the first time since the 2000 season, when the Camels downed Maryland Eastern Shore 7-0 and 21-0.

Bowers, a sophomore from Lillington, N.C., fanned nine, a career high, in seven innings of work while allowing two hits. The righty, who did not walk a batter for his second straight start, allowed only four baserunners, facing one over the minimum after hitting two Privateers in the seventh.

Bowers moved to 9-0 with the win, tying the sophomore for third on the single season victories list with Cory Satterfield's 1988 mark.

Senior righthander Logan Self pitched two perfect innings to finish out the game, striking out one.

Campbell scored two in the first with Felton knocking in Ben McQuown, who reached on a leadoff single. Felton then scored on a passed ball.

After stealing one of his three bases on the night, McQuown scored on a UNO throwing error in the third. David Olson and Will Albertson tacked on runs with RBI hits, making it 5-0 Camels.

In the home half of the seventh, Elijah Trail's one out single to center brought Felton around to give CU the 6-0 lead.

Felton, a senior from Tempe, Ariz., finished the night 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI. Albertson and Olson also gathered two hits each, including their 10th and third doubles of the season, respectively, with both driving in a run.

McQuown went 2-for-3 with two runs while pushing his NCAA Division I leading stolen base total to 48. McQuown now owns 75 in his two year career, second most all-time in the school record books.

UNO starter Daniel Martinez took the loss, falling to 0-3 on the season after allowing five runs, four earned, on 12 hits with a strikeout in six innings. Stephen Potter surrendered a run on two hits with a strikeout in an inning. Garrett Manning allowed a hit in his only frame.

Chaz Boyer accounted for both of the Privateers' hits on the night.

The series closes out tomorrow at 1 p.m. Saturday's regular season finale will serve as senior day, recognizing the Camels' 13 seniors.

The Big South Championships begin May 21 in Lynchburg, Va.