CU still in first despite losing two of three

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Tiger baseballers now rated 21st nationally

By CU Press Release


Campbellsville University was unable to stop the University of Virginia at Wise on Saturday and the Cavaliers used a big third inning to break open the game in a 12-2 win at HIG Field. The loss meant a series loss of 2-1 to the Cavaliers.
CU responded with runs in the third and fourth. Michael Bush doubled in the third and scored on an RBI single by Keaton Neeb. In the fourth, Levi McCamish entered to run for Allen Hewey and scored on an RBI sacrifice fly from Tanner Nielsen. 
The Tigers collected eight hits in the game and had a total of 13 base runners, leaving 11 on base.
Neeb and Bush each had two hits for the Tigers.
Campbellsville University dropped its first Mid-South Conference game of the season 2-1 on Friday, but responded with a 2-0 win to split the doubleheader with Virginia-Wise
CU was held to two runs in the first game, both off the bat of Michael Bush, as Steven Klaiber pitched a complete game, nine-inning shutout for the Cavaliers. He allowed only one walk and struck out four.
Campbellsville rallied in the eighth with Brandon Johnson reaching on an error to start the inning. Travis Hayes also reached on an error, putting runners on the corners. Tanner Nielsen bunted across Levi McCamish, who was running for Johnson. Bush also reached on an error, placing runners on the corners again, but both were stranded after Neeb flew out to center. CU was retired in order in the ninth.
The Tigers left five runners on base in the game and were unable to capitalize on four Wise errors. Patrick McMeel recorded the loss in a nine-inning game, allowing only four hits and a walk. He struck out nine.
In the second game, Campbellsville rode a 2-0 lead from the third inning on. Aaron Schwoebel led off the third with a walk and Nielsen delivered a one-out single to put runners on the corners. Bush followed with a double to score both runs. He finished the day with three hits and two RBIs.
CU collected only one more hit in the game, while Wise had four hits but were held at bay by CU starter Bret DeRooy, who pitched a complete-game, seven-inning win without giving up a walk, despite hitting two batters. He struck out six.