BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell defeated Rider in five innings Friday night, after falling to Appalachian State, at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.
The Camels opened the day with a 5-2 loss against Appalachian State, but they bounced back with a 9-1 win in five innings over Rider.
Campbell improved to 11-8 on the year and will face Rider and Norfolk State tomorrow at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively.
Game one: Campbell 2, Appalachian State 5
Appalachian State scored four in the top of the seventh to take a 5-2 victory over Campbell Friday afternoon.
Madison Herring was the lone Camel with multiple hits in the game and Ally Walters tallied two hits to lead Appalachian State.
Trailing 2-1 after six innings, App State started the seventh with four straight singles to claim its 5-2 lead. Walters' bases loaded single scored two to give the visitors a 3-2 advantage. Two batters later, Katie Mathewson pushed the lead to three, 5-3, with a 2-RBI single up the middle.
App State took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Natalie Orcutt scored on a fielder's choice. The Camels claimed their lone lead in the bottom of the third, 2-1, on back-to-back RBI singles from Megan Mozingo and Caroline Smith.
Kenzie Longanecker (6-1) allowed two runs in 6.1 innings to earn the victory. Holly Brooks (2-3) took the loss in six innings of work, giving up four runs and five hits.
Game two: Campbell 9, Rider 1 [F/5]
A six-run fifth lifted Campbell to a 9-1 win in five innings over Rider to close the Friday slate of games.
Abby Perryman finished with a perfect 3-for-3 outing, along with three RBI and two runs scored.
One batter later, Perryman notched one of her three hits with a two-RBI double to left field to give CU an 8-1 margin. Jessica Anderson made the most of her lone at-bat in the game with a RBI single to score Perryman and reach the eight-run gap to take the victory.
Katie Baker (4-3) picked up her fourth win in five innings of work, striking out three, allowing one run and just five hits. Delany DeMello (0-3) was tabbed with the loss in four innings of work, allowing five hits, three runs, and walking six batters.
Campbell hosts the final day of the Camel Stampede, Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. The Camels take the diamond at 3 p.m. vs. Rider and 5:30 p.m. vs. Norfolk State.