HPU baseball takes two of three in series
The High Point University baseball team clinched its weekend series against Bowling Green with a 4-2 win over the Falcons on Sunday afternoon in the first half of a doubleheader at Williard Stadium.
Bowling Green took the nightcap 7-4.
In the opener, HPU junior Tony Fortier-Bensen delivered the big hit with a three-run home run.
“This was a tough game,” HPU head coach Craig Cozart said of the opener. “I am glad to see Tony Fortier-Bensen come up in a big situation and come through with the bat. We were opportunistic on offense today. Mike Krumm was very good on the mound once again on the mound and I am very excited about his outing. We are in position to sweep now and that is what we need to focus on.”
Senior Krumm earned his team-best third win of the season, improving to 3-1 in 2014. Krumm pitched six innings and allowed just four hits while striking out a career-high seven. Senior John Maloney pitched the final 2 1/3 innings to earn his second save of the season. Maloney allowed two unearned runs on 1 hit and two walks.
In the second game, HPU surrendered four first-inning runs and never recoverd.
Junior Cody Manzella went 2 for 4 in the loss with a solo home run.
Freshman Andre Scrubb took the loss after allowing four runs in just 1/3 of an inning of work. Scrubb allowed one hit and two walks and hit a batter in his time on the mound.
High Point picked up the series win over the Falcons two games to one. HPU drops to 10-6 overall on the season while Bowling Green improves to 3-9.
High Point returns to action on Wednesday when the team hosts Quinnipiac at Williard Stadium. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.