UNC Greensboro 13, The Citadel 11

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Trevor Edwards capped a four-run rally with a two-out, two-strike homer in the bottom of the ninth to give UNCG a victory over The Citadel and at least temporarily prevent the Bulldogs from clinching second place in the Southern Conference.

The Citadel (32-23, 18-11) needs to win in today’s regular season finale to earn the second seed in next week’s SoCon tournament in Greenville, and the Bulldogs will finish either third or fourth with a loss. The Spartans, who were already eliminated from tournament consideration prior to the series, improved to 23-31 and 10-19 in the conference.

With The Citadel one out from victory, Edwards took a 2-2 pitch the opposite way and cleared the fence in left center for his school-record 39th career home run.

CIT AB R H BI UNCG AB R H BI

Davis 2b 5 1 1 0 Wolfe rf 6 4 3 2

Armstrng cf 5 2 3 0 Spina ss 5 3 3 2

Jackson c 3 3 2 3 Edwards 1b 6 1 2 3

Thmpsn dh 6 2 2 2 Enzor dh 5 0 3 3

Griffin rf 5 1 3 5 Kalbflesch lf 4 0 1 0

DeKrlgnd lf 4 0 1 1 Moye c 4 0 0 1 Orth 1b 5 0 2 0 MacAneney cf 5 0 0 0

Rush 3b 5 0 1 0 Guite 3b 4 3 3 0

Stokes ss 4 2 1 0 Marrero 2b 5 2 3 1

Totals 42 11 16 11 Totals 44 13 18 12

Citadel 201 015 101—11

UNC Greensboro 101 301 304—13

E—Edwards 2, Cribb. 2B—Armstrong, Jackson, Spina, Edwards, Marrero. HR- Thompson, Griffin, Edwars. SH— Davis, Armstrong, Spina. SB- Armstrong 2, Spina.

Citadel IP H R ER BB SO

Cribb 32/3 7 5 3 2 0

Sherrill 11/3 2 0 0 0 1

Connell 1 2 1 1 0 1

Rivera 2/3 4 3 3 0 1

White 1/3 0 0 0 0 0

Hunter 12/3 3 4 4 1 0

UNC Greensboro

Povse 51/3 9 5 5 2 6

Hathcock 1/3 6 4 4 0 1

Frazier 21/3 0 1 0 1 2

Clark 1 1 1 0 0 0

HBP—Povse. A-478 Time-3:31.