No. 30 Camels Pick Up 40th Win, Down Charleston 6-2

Elijah Trail (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Elijah Trail (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – No. 30 Campbell earned its 40th win of the season behind multiple hits from five different Camels, topping the College of Charleston 6-2 Tuesday afternoon at Patriots Point.

Campbell improved to 40-9 overall with the win, while C of C dips to 26-21 on the season.

The Camels now have 40 wins in back to back seasons for the first time in school history.

Ben McQuown, Michael Felton, Elijah Trail, Will Albertson and Nick Ray all gathered two hits each for the Camels, with Felton and Albertson both scoring twice. McQuown, Albertson, Michael DeLucia and Jesse Simmons each drove in a run in the win.

Logan Self earned the win in relief, moving to 2-0 after allowing three hits in two innings with a walk and a strikeout. David Olson tossed three scoreless innings for his second save. Coley Thompkins surrendered a run on two hits in two frames, while Campbell starter Hector Cedano allowed a run on a hit with two walks and a strikeout in two innings.

Drew Freie was charged with the loss after allowing three runs on three hits with two strikeouts and a walk in 3 2/3 innings, falling to 4-5. Michael Hanzlik and Griffin Jones combined to allow three runs on eight hits, while Player Loving and Jake Zokan gave up one hit each in 2/3 and one inning, respectively.

The Cougars picked up a run in their first at-bat, loading the bases before Cody Martin's sacrifice fly brought one home.

The Camels answered in the fourth, loading the bases with one out. Michael Felton scored Campbell's first run on a bases loaded wild pitch, then David Olson came home on a passed ball to make it 2-1 Camels. With two away in the inning, consecutive hits from Will Albertson, Nick Ray and Jesse Simmons made it 4-1 Campbell.

Michael DeLucia added another run for the Camels in the fifth on a bases loaded sacrifice fly, making it 5-1.

Bradley Goodson's solo homer to left center cut the Campbell lead to 5-2 in the sixth.

Ben McQuown tacked on a run for the Camels in the eighth, plating Albertson, who singled to lead off the inning.

David Olson retired nine straight Cougars to close the game.

Gunner Heidt led C of C with two hits, while Martin and Goodson both drove in runs for the Cougars.

Campbell returns home for its final six regular season contests, beginning with Liberty on May 10.

The Liberty series, originally slated for a Saturday doubleheader, has been pushed to a single contest, with the finale on Sunday at 1 p.m. due to Campbell University Spring Commencement ceremonies. Friday and Saturday's games will be 6 p.m. starts at Jim Perry Stadium.