ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The No. 29 ranked Campbell baseball team completed a three-game sweep of UNC Asheville on Saturday afternoon, earning a 5-4 victory at Greenwood Field over the Bulldogs in Big South Conference action.
Campbell (21-3, 5-1 Big South) took game two earlier today, 12-8, rallying from an 8-2 deficit to win the series. Asheville falls to 8-17 on the season, with a 1-5 mark in league play.
The Camels took an early lead in the contest, plating a run on a Bulldog error and then another on wild pitch to take a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning. Asheville scored three runs in the in the bottom of the fourth, highlighted by third baseman Justin Woods’ two RBI double to left.
Campbell’s Elijah Trail tied the game in the sixth with a RBI double, and then the Camels took a 5-3 lead on a two-RBI double by David Olson later in the frame.
Asheville loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but was only able to score one runner in the inning.
Woods went 1-for-3 for the Blue & White, with two RBI, while rightfielder Todd Joyner and centerfielder Phillip Treadway each collected two hits. Starter Corey Randall was credited with the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits in six innings. Randall falls to 1-2 with the loss.
Olson led the Camels with two RBI, while Trail went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Shortstop Brent Graham went 2-for-3 with two runs scored as well. Hector Cedano (5-1) was credited with the victory, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings. Ryan Thompson picked up the save for the Camels, his fifth of the season.
The Bulldogs will be back in action on Wednesday afternoon, when they travel to Boone, N.C., to take on mountain rival Appalachian State. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.