February 26, 2014

Campbell defeats Missouri 6-3

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CARY, N.C. – Kyle Leady went 3-for-4 and drove in two to lead Campbell past Missouri 6-3 Wednesday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Elijah Trail also knocked in two, while Kyle Prats and Sam Rector both picked up two hits and a RBI each for Campbell (7-2), who carried a 6-0 lead into the ninth. Josh Lester and Shane Segovia recorded two hits each, both driving in runs in a three-run ninth for Missouri (3-5).

Campbell led off the third with three base hits, capped off by Kyle Prats' RBI bunt single to plate John Reilly for the game's first score. The Camels added another on Elijah Trail's sacrifice fly to right, making it 2-0 Campbell.

After leading the bases loaded in the fourth and fifth without a run, Kyle Leady led off the seventh with a triple to the wall in left. Elijah Trail followed with a RBI base hit, giving Campbell a 3-0 lead.

Campbell added another in the eighth on Kyle Leady's two out RBI single, bring around Reilly, who began the inning with a walk.

The Camels added to their lead in the top of the ninth, scoring one on Rector's hit to left and Leady's bases loaded hit by pitch to make it 6-0 CU.

The Tigers threatened in the bottom of the ninth, loading the bases with one out before Dillon Everett's bloop single gave MU its first run. After a single and a sacrifice fly, Ryan Thompson ended the rally with his only strikeout, giving Campbell the 6-3 win.

Thompson worked two innings, allowing three unearned runs with five hits and a walk. CU starter Heath Bowers (3-0) earned his third win, striking out three with a walk and three hits in five innings. Ryan Koopman bridged the gap, giving up two hits with two punchouts.

MU starter Eric Anderson (0-1) was charged  with the loss, going two frames with three hits, a run and a strikeout. Anderson was one of 10 Missouri pitchers to see action in the loss.

Campbell left the bases loaded three times in the win, stranding 16 men total. Missouri, meanwhile, left 10 on base.

The Camels return to Jim Perry Stadium this weekend, hosting the Campbell Classic, Friday through Sunday.