BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Radford scored six runs over its final two innings to clip Campbell 8-5 Friday at Jim Perry Stadium, and claim the Big South series.
The Highlanders (15-19, 5-6 Big South) trailed 5-2 heading into the eighth inning before a four run outburst gave RU the 6-5 lead. Two Campbell errors, along with two Radford hits, including a Spencer Horwitz RBI single, resulted in the four run frame.
Radford added two in the top of the ninth on a Danny Hrbek RBI single and a Campbell error, extending the lead to 8-5.
Campbell fell to 16-19 overall and 5-6 in Big South play with the loss.
Evan Threehouse (1-0) picked up the win, pitching three scoreless innings of relief with four strikeouts, scattering three hits. Kyle Zurak earned the save, his fifth of the season, allowing just a hit in two innings with two strikeouts.
RU starter Danny Hrbek allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits with three strikeouts and a walk in four innings.
Wyatt Tyson (1-2) took the loss, allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. Campbell starter Alex Yarem allowed an unearned run on two hits with three strikeouts and three walk in five innings.
Campbell built a 5-1 lead in the fifth, with Drew Butler's bases loaded triple breaking open a 1-1 game. Butler's triple cleared the bases and Matthew Barefoot followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 5-1 Camels. Kyle Mehl drove home the game's first run in the second with a two out single.
Butler went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run for the Camels, while Mehl went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run.
Hrbek was 2-for-4 at the plate for Radford, driving in a run and scoring twice, while Matt Roth picked up two RBI, going 1-for-5.
The Camels and Highlanders will wrap up their three game Big South series Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Camels travel to North Carolina Central on Tuesday, April 18, returning to Jim Perry Stadium for a three game Big South series against UNC Asheville April 21-23.