UNCG holds on for 10-8 win over NC State in baseball action
GREENSBORO, NC – Junior Adam Deleo went 3-for-3 with three RBI as UNC Greensboro held on the for the 10-8 win over NC State on Tuesday afternoon at UNCG Baseball Stadium. The win marks the first time the Spartans have defeated the Wolfpack since 1996.
Starter Kory Judd (1-0) picked up his first win of the season after allowing four hits and four runs while collecting two strikeouts in 5-1/3 innings of work.
Nate Karns (0-1) took the loss for the Wolfpack after being credited with three runs on three hits with three strikeouts in four innings on the mound.
NC State (10-4) used a pair groundouts to take a 1-0 lead after a half-inning of play. Lead-off hitter Joe Florio doubled to left center and advanced on a pair of groundouts to give the Pack the advantage. NC State added another run in the after a groundout and fly out advanced Marcus Jones, who singled earlier.
The Spartans (6-5) took the lead, however, with the help of two Wolfpack errors in the fourth. Adam Deleo drove in Scott Schneider and Joel Johnson on a double down the leftfield line to tie the game up at two. Deleo scored on an error by the pitcher and an error by the third baseman that also allowed Tim Carrier to move to first. UNCG closed out the inning with the 3-2 lead.
UNCG used a big fifth inning to take the lead for good. Schneider opened up the scoring when he blasted his first homerun as a Spartan to right center. Later, junior Matt Gaski sent a double down the right field line to bring Johnson in for the run. UNCG used a single from Deleo and a double from junior Ricky Orton to add two more runs before a double to center from Greg Feltes brought in three runs to give the Spartans the 10-2 lead going into the sixth. The seven runs put up by UNCG were more than the amount of runs NC State has given up in a single game all season.
The Wolfpack slowly began to close the gap beginning in the sixth. Ramon Corona drew a fielder’s choice to advance to first and a walk brought him to second. Ryan Pond singled to bring Corona in for the run. Jeremy Synan cut the score down to 10-4 after a sacrifice fly brought him home from third. NC State grabbed another run in the eighth to give the Spartans the five-run advantage.
NC State rallied in the ninth and scored a run with the help of three walks, a wild pitch and a hit by pitch. A two-out error by UNCG allowed for two unearned runs for the Pack, but Clinton McKinney retired Pond on a fly out to leftfield to end the game.
Deleo led the Spartans as finished with a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate with three RBI. Feltes also tallied three RBI, while Schneider went 2-for-5 with a homerun.
UNCG returns to the diamond Friday when the Spartans take on Western Michigan at 1 pm in Jacksonville, FL. The game will be played at the University of North Florida.
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North Carolina State. 101 002 013 - 8 6 2
UNCG....................... 000 370 00X - 10 10 1
Pitchers: UNCG – Judd; McCall (6); G. Martin (8); Gibson (9); McKinney (9)
Pitchers: NC State – Karns; Brown (5); Rutter (5); Brookens (6); Kensmoe (8)
Win-Kory Judd (1-0) Loss-Nate Karns (0-1)
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