March 8, 2014

Baseball splits twinbill with William & Mary

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Sam Rector and Kyle Prats knocked in runs in the bottom of the sixth, and Ryan Thompson earned a two inning save to help Campbell salvage a split with a 2-1 win over William and Mary in game two of a doubleheader Saturday at Jim Perry Stadium.

The Tribe (8-5) took game one of the day 7-6 over Campbell (11-4).

In the nightcap, William and Mary's Nick Thompson and Kevin Casey led off the game with back to back doubles, taking an early 1-0 lead.

After leaving six on base, including the bases loaded in the second, Campbell broke through in the bottom of the sixth, the Camels put runners on second and third with one away before Rector's groundout put CU on the board.

Prats followed with a single down the left field line, scoring Will Albertson, who reached with a double, to make it 2-1 Campbell.

Thompson entered the game in the eighth, striking out three with a walk and two hits in two innings to earn his third save. Ryan Koopman pitched a perfect 1 1/3 with a strikeout to go to 1-0 on the year.

Campbell starter Hector Cedano allowed a run on seven hits with a walk in 5 2/3.

John Sheehan (0-2) took the loss, going six innings with two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and five walks. Daniel Powers pitched two scoreless frames for the Tribe.

Albertson went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the win.

Nick Thompson also went 2-for-4 with a run scored to lead the Tribe in game two.

In game one, the Camels rallied in the sixth to knot the score at 4-all, with Matt Parrish and John Reilly driving in runs.

William and Mary answered with three runs in the top of the seventh, with Michael Katz and Kevin Nutter plating runs.

Campbell chipped away with a pair in the bottom of the stanza, coming within a run on Albertson's RBI single through the left side to score Nadolski.

The Camels, however, went in order in the eighth and ninth to give the Tribe a 7-6 game one win.

Jason Inghram (2-0) picked up the win, allowing six runs, three earned, on eight hits with a strikeout and a walk. Kevin Casey earned the save in an inning's work, while Joseph Gaouette allowed two hits with a walk and a strikeout in 1 1/3.

Campbell's Bobby Thorson (0-3) took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits with a strikeout and a walk in 1/3 of an inning. Starter Heath Bowers went six innings with four runs, all unearned, on seven hits with six punchouts and two walks.

Thompson worked the final inning for the Camels with a hit and two strikeouts. Coley Thompkins pitched 1 2/3, striking out one and allowing a hit.

Ryan Lindemuth paced William and Mary in game one, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored. Nick Thompson also went 2-for-5 with a RBI and two runs scored in the win.

Albertson went 3-for-3 for the Camels, while Kyle Leady and Matt Parrish both registered two hits apiece for the Camels.

The Camels and the Tribe will wrap up their series tomorrow at 2 p.m. Campbell will host Ball State in a two-game midweek set March 11-12.