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Campbell Edges Liberty 3-2

February 21, 2021  Buies Creek, N.C.  RSS
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Mason Meyer pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings, Sunday.

Mason Meyer pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings, Sunday.

The Campbell Camels scratched across two runs in the seventh inning to slip by the Liberty Flames, 3-2, Sunday afternoon at Jim Perry Stadium.

After the Flames took a 2-1 advantage in the top of the seventh, the Camels scored two runs on two hits in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. A two-strike bunt with one out by third baseman Waldy Arias plated the go-ahead run.

Liberty left fielder Aaron Anderson and designated hitter Brady Gulakowski had two hits apiece in the contest.

Campbell moves to 2-1. Liberty drops to 1-2.

Box Score Highlights
Liberty (1-2); Campbell (2-1)
Location: Buies Creek, N.C. (Jim Perry Stadium)
WP: Cade Kuehler (1-0) | LP: Mason Fluharty (0-1) | SV: Kevin Westlake (1)

Scoring Summary
LIBERTY – 2nd INNING – Gulakowski doubles, Locklear scores, 1-0
CAMPBELL – 6TH INNING – Packard flies out, De La Cruz scores, 1-1
LIBERTY – 7th INNING – Betts singles, Rohrer scores, 2-1
CAMPBELL – 7th INNING – Parquette singles, Halstead scores, 2-2
CAMPBELL – 7th INNING – Arias bunt single, Parquette scores, 3-2

Notable Numbers

  • Campbell outhit Liberty, 10-6. Neither team committed an error in the game.
  • The Flames left nine men on base and were 1-of-11 with runners in scoring position. The Camels left six men on base.
  • Liberty's Mason Meyer did not allow a run over the first 5 1/3 innings. The left-hander scattered three hits. He struck out five and did not walk a batter in his first outing of the season.
  • In his first appearance of 2021, reliever Liberty reliever Landon Riley pitched two scoreless innings of relief. He struck out three.
  • Campbell shortstop Collin Wolf had a game-high three hits.

Turning Point
Trailing 3-2 in the top of the eighth, Liberty shortstop Cam Locklear walked and moved to third base on a single by Gulakowski. However, Campbell's Cade Kuehler retired the next two Flames batters to strand the tying run.

Beyond the Box Score

  • After Liberty took the first game of the series 4-1, Campbell won the last contests to take the series.
  • Anderson and Gulakowski each recorded their first multi-hit game of the season.
  • Anderson had four hits during the weekend series and recorded a hit in each of the three games.
  • Catcher Gray Betts had a hit in each of the three games of the series.
  • Locklear walked three times and scored a run in the contest. The senior reached base safely in each game of the series.

Up Next
The Flames will open their 2021 home schedule at Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium, Wednesday. Liberty will host North Carolina A&T. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.