BUIES CREEK — Campbell continued its success in home Saturday doubleheaders with another sweep to take its Big South Conference baseball series from Charleston Southern. The Camels won
the first game 12-2 in seven innings and took the second game, 7-2.
Campbell improved to 16-9 overall and 11-6 in league play while Charleston Southern dropped to 10-13, 10-10.
Campbell is now 8-0 in Saturday doubleheaders played at Jim Perry Stadium.
The Camels jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. After a Spencer Packard RBI single, Collin Wolf blasted a two-run shot to left for his first home run of the season.
After Ryan Chasse surrendered wo runs in the top of the fourth, Logan Heintzman entered with the bases loaded and two outs. The senior got the strikeout he needed to end the inning and preserve the lead.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth, a lightning delay paused the game for 30 minutes. Zach Neto dropped down a perfect bases-loaded two-out bunt on the first pitch after the delay for an RBI single. Two pitches later, Packard broke the game open with a grand slam off the right field foul pole to give the Camels a 9-2 lead after four innings.
The Camels added three more runs over the next two innings to push the lead to 10. The 10-run threshold was key, bringing the new mercy rule in doubleheaders into play. The game was called after seven innings.
Heintzman earned the win for his three and one-third innings of work allowing just two hits and no runs. Packard led the way on offense with two hits and a career-best five total RBIs.
Campbell struck in the first inning, this time on an RBI double by Neto to give the Camels a 1-0 lead.
Campbell added three runs on three RBI singles from Neto, Wolf and Christian in the third to push the lead to 4-0.
The Camels tacked on two more in the fifth on Wolf’s second two-run home run of the day. Bryce Arnold capped the Campbell scoring with an RBI single in the sixth.
Cade Kuehler stopped a visiting threat in the eighth and pitched the ninth for a save.
Seven Camels allowed just three Buccaneer hits. Fred Sisco picked up the win, tossing one and two-thirds innings and allowing just one hit.
Campbell plays Duke at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)