Baseball falls to second in the Big South this week

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By: Josh Wright

Last week in Big South baseball we had a two way for first place with Radford and Liberty. Liberty is now in first place in the north region  at (7-1) and (20-7) overall. Longwood also leads the conference for most HR’s as a team at 19.

Ryan Seiz leads Liberty with the highest BA. at .435. He has 30 runs, 47 hits, 14 doubles, and 6 hr. Jared Lyons has the lowest pitching .era at 0.51. Their next game is Friday, April 4 against VMI.

Radford is currently in second place in conference at (5-2) and (14-10) overall. They are  (7-2) at home, (1-3) at neutral sites, and (6-5) at away games. Alexander Lee leads the team in BA at .415. Lee currently has 18 runs, 34 hits, 6 doubles, and one Home Run. Hunter Higgerson in second on the team in BA at .330. He leads the team in HR’s at 5. He also has 17 runs, 29 hits, 4 doubles, and 21 rbi.

For pitching Dylan Nelson has the lowest era at 2.25. He is currently (4-1) on the season and is playing very well. Michael Costello has the second lowest era at .295, and two saves.  The Highlanders next game is Friday April 4 at Winthrop.

Campbell University is currently in third place at (4-2) and (18-7) overall. Followed by them VMI is in fourth place at (5-3) and (14-10) overall.

John Reilly leads Campbell with the highest BA. at .345. He has 16 hits,10 scored runs, and also 6 strikeouts. Ryan Thompson leads the team with 44 strikeouts and 6 saves. Their next game is Friday, April 4 against Presbyterian.

Brandon Angus leads VMI with the highest BA. at .361. He currently has 35 hits, 4 doubles, and 11 rbi’s. Reed Garrett has the lowest pitching .era at 1.60 and a record of (4-2). VMI next game is Wed, Apr 02 against VCU.

Longwood and High Point are at the bottom of the north region, Longwood is (3-4) in conference play (13-14) overall and High Point is (2-4) in conference (12-11) overall.

Matt Dickason leads Longwood with the highest BA. at .348. He leads the team in hits with 39, has 6 doubles, and 3 triples. Brandon Delk has an BA of .310 and leads the team with 5 hr. Aaron Myers has the lowest pitching .era at 1.81 and an overall record at 4-1. Longwood next game is Friday, April 4 at Gardner-Webb.

Ryan Retz leads High Point with the highest BA at. 347. He leads the team in hits with 77, and also has 42 runs. Retz also leads the team in HR’s with 6. Joe Goodman has the lowest pitching .era at 0.37 and an overall record at 3-0. High Point next game is Friday, April 4 at Charleston Southern.

Winthrop is currently in first place of the South Region in the Big South at (5-2) and (13-14) overall. TJ Olesczuk leads Winthrop with the highest BA. at .415. He currently has 34 hits, 11 doubles, and 14 rbi’s. Matt Crochan has the lowest pitching .era at 1.93. Winthrop next game is Friday, April 4 against Radford.

Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian, and Gardner-Webb are all tied for 2nd place in the south Region at (3-5). Coastal Carolina is (11-16) overall, Presbyterian and Gardner- Webb are both (10-17) overall.

Connor Owings leads Coastal Carolina with the highest BA  at .339. He leads the team with 37 hits and has 6 doubles, one triple, and one home run. Four people are tied for first place on the team for the most Home Runs. Tyler Herb  has the lowest pitching .era at 2.45. Coastal Carolina next game is Friday, April 4 at UNC Asheville.

Jacob Midkiff leads Presbyterian with the highest BA at .340. He has 34 hits, 4 doubles, and 14 rbi’s . Chandler Knox has the lowest pitching .era at 3.30 and an record of (4-3). Presbyterian next game is Fri, April 4 against Campbell.

Scott Johnson leads Gardner-Webb with the highest BA at .287. He currently has 4 doubles and one Home Run. He also has 17 runs scored. Matt Fraudin has the lowest pitching .era at 1.90. Gardner-Webb next game is Wed, April 2 against USC upstate.

At the bottom of the South Region there is UNC Asheville (2-5) in Conference (8-17) overall, and Charleston Southern  (2-6) in Conference (16-13) overall.

Philip Treadway leads UNC Asheville with the highest BA at .308. He currently has 32 hits, 6 doubles, one triple, and one home run. Nick Schavone has the lowest pitching .era 2.25. UNC Asheville next game is Wed, April 2 against Wofford

Charleston Southern is currently in last place at (1-5) in conference. Junior Bobby Ison leads the team with the highest BA. at .387. He also leads the team in hits with 48, and has 6 doubles. Charleston Southern next games is Tue April 2 against Savannah St.