Highlanders Quiet Spartan Bats and Force a Decisive Game Three

Highlanders Quiet Spartan Bats and Force a Decisive Game Three

RADFORD, VA. – The USC Upstate offense was silent for much of the afternoon, producing just one run off six hits in a 3-1 loss to Radford on Saturday.

With the loss the USC Upstate baseball team falls to 14-17 and 3-8 in Big South Conference competition. Radford improves to 15-15 and 8-3 in conference play, the win also snaps a two game losing streak for the Highlanders.

Scoring Breakdown:

Bottom 2nd: Matt Roth and Colby Higgerson hit back-to-back homeruns to give the Highlanders a 2-0 lead early in the game.

Top 4th: Andres Kim walked to begin the inning and then moved over to second on a single by Julian Rip. Freshman Garett Wallace then roped an RBI single into left field to give the Spartans their first and only run of the game.

Bottom 7th: Spencer Horwitz drew a one out walk to reach base for the Highlanders in the bottom of the seventh. Andrew Szamski and J.D. Mundy hit back-to-back singles to drive in Horwitz and gave Radford a crucial insurance run.

Notables:

  • J.J. Shimko and Davis Wilber both collected a pair of hits in the game to led the USC Upstate offense in the loss.
  • Garett Wallace was the only Spartan to collect an RBI in the game.
  • Sean Hupp picked up the loss on the mound, despite allowing 2 earned runs over 5.2 innings of work.
  • Matt Roth and Andrew Szamski both had a trio of hits to lead the Highlanders offense.

Next Up:

  • Game three of the series between USC Upstate and Radford will be at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon and can be seen on ESPN+.

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