Baseball Hosts Midweek Affairs Against Lehigh and Rhode Island
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG baseball team continues its eight-game homestand Tuesday and Wednesday, hosting Lehigh and Rhode Island for a pair of contests at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. Both games are scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.
The Spartans are coming off a series win against Marist in which they lost Friday but posted consecutive triumphs to close the weekend.
Junior catcher Cambric Moye hit a pair of three-run home runs against the Red Foxes, clubbing them in consecutive games Saturday and Sunday. The round-trippers brought his total to a team-best four. He is currently one of two Spartans hitting over .400 with teammate Christian Wolfe batting a squad-high .467 - the second-highest average in the Southern Conference. Wolfe had a fine series against Marist, hitting .643 with nine hits in 14 at bats. He also scored three runs and delivered three RBI.
Sophomore Max Povse and freshman Adam Anderson picked up wins over the weekend while Caleb Henley came on with runners on second and third and no outs in the ninth inning of the series finale to preserve a one-run lead and record his first save of the year.
# UNCG will face both Lehigh and Rhode Island for the first time in program history this week.
# Link Jarrett is the second head coach in the 24-year history of UNCG baseball. He spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator at Auburn University. The game with East Carolina marks a return to Greenville for Jarrett as he served as the Pirates' infield coach, hitting instructor and recruiting coordinator from 2005-09.
# The Spartans began the season 4-0 for the second-straight season before falling to Dayton twice Feb. 24. Last year, UNCG ran off seven-straight victories to begin the campaign before losing to Radford.
# UNCG opens the 2013 season playing 19 of its first 21 games at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. The Spartans played at East Carolina March 5 and will travel to Raleigh to face NC State March 19. In all, the Blue and Gold hosts 36 games during the year.
# The Spartans continue to boast the Southern Conference's best batting average, hitting .317 as a team.
# After hitting just 39 home runs last season, the Spartans have already clubbed 12 in their first 13 contests. UNCG is one of six SoCon clubs with double-digit round-trippers.
# Sophomore righty Lee Gilliam has emerged as a top option for the Spartans on the bump. He sports a 1-0 record with a team-low 0.81 ERA and team-high 22.1 innings pitched. He also leads UNCG in strikeouts with 17 while his ERA is the second-lowest in the Southern Conference.
# Senior infielder Trevor Edwards has hit three home runs this season to bring his career total to 29. He is the Southern Conference active career leader in round-trippers and is second in RBI while also placing inside the top five in slugging percentage and doubles.
# The Spartans will be the last team to open Southern Conference play when they host Elon March 15-17 at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.
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