BUIES CREEK – Campbell put up five runs in the bottom of the first inning, but was held scoreless over the final eight innings as the Camels fell to Canisius 9-5 in baseball Friday night at Jim Perry Stadium.
Jared Kennedy (1-0) was credited with the win, pitching five scoreless innings of relief for the Golden Griffins. The junior lefty struck out seven Camel batters and
allowed just two hits on the night.
Wyatt Tyson (0-1) was dealt the loss, surrendering two runs in one-third of an inning in the top of the fifth. Campbell starter Wes Noble went four innings with five
strikeouts, giving up four earned runs.
Christian Jones (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his first home run of the season, sending a three-run shot over the left field wall in the bottom of the first. Luis Gimenez (2-for-5)
collected two singles and has notched at least one hit in the first three games of his Campbell career.
Campbell (3-6) got the bats going early, scoring five runs in the first on three hits and one error. Matthew Barefoot (1-for-3) led off with a single, then Tyler Anshaw and
Zach Minnick reached on back-to-back walks. With the bases loaded, true freshman Ty Babin (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) singled to left field to score Barefoot and Anshaw. On the
next at-bat, Jones crushed a 1-2 pitch for a three-run homer to put the Camels up 5-0.
Canisius (6-2) scored nine in a row to claim their sixth straight win, including a six-run fifth that saw 12 Golden Griffins come to the plate. Christ Conley (0-
for-3, 2 sacrifice flies) and Conner Morro (1-for-4) led the way with two RBIs each, while William Krull (1-for-5) hit his second home run of the year.
The Camels hit the road today, March 3 for their first away game of the season at No. 10 N.C. State. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. at Doak Field at Dail Park in Raleigh.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)