The Citadel tied a school record with eight doubles in the second game of a doubleheader against UNCG. The ‘Dogs dropped both games, falling 6-5 in the opener and 16-10 in the second game.
Score: UNCG 6-16, The Citadel 5-10
Records: UNCG (25-15, 7-7 SoCon), The Citadel 10-31, 3-11 SoCon)
Series: UNCG leads series 2-0
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina (UNCG Baseball Stadium)
· The Citadel continued to get off to quick starts as Tyler Corbitt doubled to right field with two outs. Ben Peden followed with a RBI single to right center.
· The lead went to 2-0 in the fourth inning after Peden started the inning with a triple to right center. Two batters later, Dylan Spence singled through the right side for his first career hit.
· The offense came calling again in the fifth. Wesley Lane started the inning with a base hit before Tilo Skole sacrificed him to second.
· Corbitt drove in the runner with a base hit to left center.
· After a pitching change, Peden launched the 2-2 pitch over the fence in center field for a two-run shot.
· UNCG climbed back into the game in the sixth inning as they collected five hits, including a two-run triple from Coleman Sawyer, in scoring four runs.
· The Spartans tied the game in the eighth on a leadoff homer from Hogan Windish, then took the lead on a solo shot from Zack Budzik later in the inning.
Inside the Box Score
· Ben Peden hit his team-leading eighth home run of the season.
· He finished the day 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
· Dylan Spence got the first at bats of his career and responded by going 2-for-4 with a RBI.
· Cameron Reeves made his first career start at third base. He drew a walk in his second plate appearance.
· Ches Goodman (0-1) took the loss after surrendering two runs on three hits over 1.1 innings.
· Corey Jackson allowed just one hit over 3.1 scoreless innings to pick up the victory.
· Chad Sykes struck out two of the three hitters he faced to earn his sixth save of the season.
· The Bulldogs scored in the first inning for the second-straight game as Wesley Lane doubled and scored on a Tyler Corbitt sacrifice fly.
· Dylan Spence drove in two more runs with a base hit through the right side.
· The first inning was the start of a high scoring game as UNCG scored six runs over the first three innings to take a 6-3 lead.
· The Citadel got two runs back in the fourth after Ches Goodman tripled and scored on a Will Bastian double.
· Lane would plate Bastian with his second double of the game.
· UNCG opened the game up in the home-half of the inning as they collected four hits and took advantage of five wild pitches to score six runs.
· The ‘Dogs began to chip away in the fifth inning when Corbitt and Ben Peden singled to start the inning.
· After a double steal, Corbitt scored on a wild pitch. Peden would score when Andrew Judkins doubled down the right-field line. The second wild pitch of the inning allowed Judkins to score.
· The Citadel pulled within two in the seventh inning as Peden doubled and scored on a fielder’s choice.
· With two outs, Goodman doubled off the top of the batter’s eye to score Judkins.
· The Spartans would extend their lead by plating four runs in the eighth.
Inside the Box Score
· Lane led the offense by going 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles and a RBI.
· Corbitt, Peden, Judkins, Goodman and Botkin each added two hits.
· Goodman finished with a double and a triple, driving in one and scoring another.
· Judkins drove in two runs and scored twice.
· As a team, the ‘Dogs collected eight doubles. The eight doubles ties the school record set against Appalachian State on March 15, 1998.
· The ‘Dogs have now scored in the first inning in six of the last eight games.
· The Citadel collected 15 hits and have reached double digits in hits in three-straight games.
· The 15 hits ties the season high set against North Alabama (3/3) and South Carolina (3/15).
· Shane Connolly (3-5) took the loss after allowing eight runs in 3.1 innings.
· Morgan Foulks came out of the bullpen and allowed just one hit in 2.1 shutout innings.
· Cole Buffington gave up one hit in his one shutout inning.