BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Heath Bowers registered his second career complete game shutout to pace Campbell in a 4-0 Friday night Big South win over Presbyterian at Jim Perry Stadium.
Campbell (20-11, 6-4 Big South) picked up its 20th win of the season in the Big South weekend series opener over the Blue Hose (10-19-1, 3-7 Big South), who dropped their 10th in a row.
Heath Bowers (5-1) allowed just four hits in nine scoreless frames, striking out five with two walks. He needed 103 pitches in the win. Bowers also shut out Longwood in a 1-0 Campbell win as a sophomore last season.
The shutout marked Campbell's fourth of the season.
Campbell scored all four runs in the third, loading the bases with none out before Matt Nadolski's two-run single put the Camels on the board.
Another CU run scored two batters later when Matt Parrish grounded into a double play, making it 3-0 Camels.
Campbell added a fourth tally in the inning with Nadolski coming around on a PC error off the bat of Seth LaRue.
The Blue Hose loaded the bases with two outs in the second, but advanced past first base only once more in the game, that coming in the sixth.
Chandler Knox (4-4) took the loss for PC, allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits with a strikeout in six innings. Ethan Wortkoetter worked the final two innings in relief, retiring six of the seven batters he faced.
Weston Jackson went 2-for-4 to lead Presbyterian.
The Camels and the Blue Hose continue their series tomorrow at 4 p.m. Sunday's series finale is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Jim Perry Stadium.
Saturday and Sunday's games will be a part of Campbell's Camels for a Cure event to raise funds benefitting the Harnett Health Foundation. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness.
The Camels head to UNC Wilmington next Tuesday, April 8, taking on the Seahawks at 6 p.m. Campbell returns home on April 11, hosting UNC Asheville in a three-game Big South series.