Campbell Pulls Away From A&T Late
BUIES CREEK - Freshman Luke Tendler drove in two runs and sophomore Kelvin Freeman had a 2-for-2 day at the plate, but North Carolina A&T baseball team lost 12-5 to Campbell Tuesday night at Taylor Field.
The Camels pulled away from the Aggies with a five-run eighth inning. Bryce Grady led the Camels by going 4-for-5 with four RBIs and a run scored. The Aggies (18-30) were able to take a 3-0 lead after the first inning and half thanks in part to an RBI double from Freeman. Andre McKoy gave the Aggies their third run when he singled up the middle to score Freeman.
The Camels chipped away at the Aggies lead and were able to tie the game in the fourth with a sacrifice fly by Joe Turkson. The lead wouldn't last long. N.C. A&T's Marquis Riley walked. Xavier Macklin put two runners on by reaching on an error. It set up a two-run RBI double to left center from Tendler to give the Aggies a 5-3 lead.
Campbell took the lead for good in the sixth. Grady delivered an RBI double to left field to give the Camels the lead at 6-5. Josh Holskey added another RBI double for cushion. The Camels improved to 16-31 overall. Ryan Mattes (3-1) picked up the win in relief. Garrett Braun (2-6) was the losing pitcher.
The Aggies travel to Savannah State this weekend to face the Tigers in a three-game series before traveling to Daytona Beach, Fla., for the MEAC Tournament May 18-21.