Longwood clips Camels in extras 7-5 in regular season finale

Drew Butler (ScarboroughPhotography.com)
Drew Butler (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Brandon Harvell's RBI triple led a two-run 10th inning, lifting Longwood over Campbell 7-5 in the regular season finale Saturday at Jim Perry Stadium.

Savaging the game three win, Longwood moved to 19-34 on the season and 7-17 in Big South play, while Campbell dropped to 25-30 overall and 10-14 in league games. Campbell took games one and two of the series 9-4 and 11-0.

Knotted at 5-5 heading to the 10th inning after the Camels left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, Nate Blakeney posted a one out double, scoring on Harvell's triple. Mac McCafferty followed with a sacrifice fly to put the Lancers up 7-5. CU went in order in the bottom of the frame.

Harvell went 4-for-5 with a RBI and two runs in the win, while Michael Osinski posted a 2-for-4 day with a RBI and two runs.

Devin Gould (3-4) picked up the win in relief, going 1 2/3 scoreless innings with a hit, two strikeouts and a walk. Longwood starter Zach Potojecki pitched four innings, allowing four runs, one earned, on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Cody Boydstun bridged the gap, going 4 1/3 innings with a run on two hits, eight strikeouts and a walk.

Cole Hallum (0-2) was charged with the loss, allowing two runs on three hits in two innings. Wes Noble started for the Camels, one of six CU hurlers to take the mound. Noble pitched an inning with a run on a hit and a walk.

Drew Butler paced the Camels at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two RBI, capping off a three-run Campbell second with a two-run double. Michael Van Degna was 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored, while Adam Wyse went 1-for-2, scoring a run.

Prior to Saturday's game, Campbell's six seniors, Drew Butler, Ben Calvano, Erik Dowse, Cole Hallum, Phil Stokes and Adam Wyse, were recognized.

Additionally, the Jim and Daphne Perry Pavilion was officially dedicated as part of the pregame ceremony.

Jim and Daphne Perry Pavilion, recently completed, supplies additional seating while providing new offices for the entire baseball staff, a state-of-the-art locker room and new in-ground dugouts and a viewing deck, providing a new home for the entire Campbell baseball operation.

The Jim and Daphne Perry Pavilion is one of many additions to Jim Perry Stadium, including a synthetic turf playing surface and a state-of-the-art video scoreboard.

The Big South Baseball Championship begins May 23 in Lexington, S.C. at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium.