Brady Williamson collected five hits, falling a home run shy of a cycle, and High Point put together 18 hits to top the Charlotte 49ers 8-4 Tuesday in a nonconference college baseball game.
The Panthers (5-9) opened up the game early with a three-run second and never looked back. Williamson got his first hit with a one-out double and scored two pitches later on a Chris Clare single. Clare would score on a double by Hunter Lee, who crossed the plate on a wild pitch.
The 49ers (4-6), who have dropped four in a row, had a chance to pull closer during the eighth inning after Luke Gibbs walked and Derek Gallello was hit by a pitch. A wild pitch moved the runners to second and third, but Charlotte couldn’t get the key hit to climb closer.
Coastal Carolina 13, No. 17 North Carolina 2: Michael Paez was 2-for-3 with three RBIs to help the host Chanticleers (11-6) beat the Tar Heels (10-5) for a second consecutive season. Coastal Carolina, which got two hits apiece from its first five batters, scored 10 in its final three innings.
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North Carolina jumped on Austin Kerr for three hits and a run in the first inning but didn’t score again until the eighth. Zack Gahagan drove Landon Lassiter home with a single off the glove of shortstop Michael Paez, but Kerr escaped further damage when Logan Warmoth flied out after Skye Bolt’s single.
Duke 13, Yale 3: Kenny Koplove and Justin Bellinger each had three hits each and combined for three RBIs, and Cris Perez contributed a three-run double during an eight-run second inning for the host Blue Devils (12-3) against Yale (1-3). Bellinger is 6-for-8 with seven RBIs over the past two contests.
N.C. Central 3, Gardner-Webb 2 (10): Kory Wood smacked a solo homer during the third inning, but it was Cory Williamson’s fielder’s choice that brought home the winning run in the 10th for the Eagles (5-8) at Durham Athletic Park. The Bulldogs (10-6) dropped their fifth consecutive game, managing only six hits – only one over the final three innings after tying the score on Patrick Graham’s two-run, two-out home run in the seventh.
Presbyterian 5, Western Carolina 1: Tanner Chock (2-0) and three relievers combined on a five-hitter as the host Blue Hose (13-4) stopped the Catamounts (6-7) for their seventh victory in eight games. Ryan Hedrick had two hits and an RBI for Presbyterian.
Savannah State 6, Wofford 4: Zachary Brigham had two hits and three RBIs for the host Tigers (6-10), who took down the Terriers (12-5) despite making four errors. Matt Pelt had a first- and third-inning sacrifice flies for Wofford, which pulled within 5-4 in the sixth but left the bases loaded. The Terriers also put runners in scoring position in the seventh and eighth innings but were unable to score.
King 5, Lenoir-Rhyne 1: Braden Cook and Jose Sola each drove in a run during the second inning, and Ryan Whitt smashed a solo homer during the seventh to help the Tornado (9-12) win at Lenoir-Rhyne (12-10). Marcus Shoemaker’s single got the Bears within 3-1 in the third, but seven King pitchers allowed only eight hits.