Pardo, Bowers lead Camels past NC State 9-0

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Danny Pardo knocked in five and Heath Bowers pitched eight scoreless innings to lead Campbell over North Carolina State 9-0 Tuesday night at Doak Field.

With the win, Campbell improves to 27-14 on the season, while NC State dips to 21-18.

Pardo, a freshman outfielder from Pembroke Pines, Fla., went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double, also picking up a single and a walk in the win.

Bowers (7-2), a junior from Lillington, N.C., struck out five, allowing just five hits with three walks in eight innings for his seventh win of the season. Bowers faced the minimum over his first two innings and induced a pair of double plays over the outing.

The Wolfpack loaded the bases in the fifth with two outs after back-to-back base hits and a walk, but a fly out to right ended the threat.

Pardo began the Campbell scoring in the third with a three-run home run, his third of the season, after Clayton Brown and John Reilly led off the frame with base hits.

Matt Parrish added another with a RBI single, and Matt Nadolski scored on a NC State error to put five on the board in the inning as the Camels sent nine men to the plate.

With two on again in the fourth, Pardo doubled down the left field line, bringing Brown home for the second time in the game.

Sam Rector homered to lead off the sixth for the Camels, his first of the season, making it 6-0 CU.

Campbell tacked on two more in the eighth, the first coming on a NC State error. Pardo then connected for his third hit of the night and fifth RB, driving in Brown for a third time with a single up the middle.

Bobby Thorson worked a perfect ninth with two strikeouts, getting a fly out to left to end the game.

NC State starter Chris Williams (0-1) took the loss, allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits with four strikeouts.

Ryan Williamson pitched five innings in relief, surrendering four runs on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Will Gilbert worked the final two frames for the Wolfpack, allowing three hits with two punchouts.

Garrett Suggs paced NC State at the plate with a 2-for-3 night.

Campbell travels to Virginia Tech tomorrow, taking on the Hokies at 5:30 p.m. in Blacksburg, Va. After traveling to VT, the Camels will have a seven day break before hosting North Carolina A&T on April 30 at Jim Perry Stadium.