Panther Baseball Hosts Wake Forest in Midweek Matchup - High Point University Athletics

2022-09-17 07:32:53 By : Mr. Larry Camel

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Cole Bombs Cole Singsank hit two home runs against Northeastern, a solo shot in Saturday's game and a two-run long ball on Sunday that helped HPU to a 5-2 win. ?? @CSingsank put that ball into orbit! ???#NCAABaseball x ?? @HPUBaseball— NCAA Baseball (@NCAABaseball) April 24, 2022 Melton Heating Up After being sidelined with an injury early on, Jackson Melton has returned to the Panther lineup with purpose. He's reached base at least once in each of the last 13 HPU games and recorded a hit in the last eight. The hits just keep coming ?? Deslauriers beats out the throw for an infield single and Melton knocks a 2-RBI double!!#GoHPU— High Point Baseball (@HPUBaseball) April 22, 2022 Weekend Swept with Quality Starts In HPU's weekend series with Longwood, all three Panther starters recorded quality starts on the mound. Carter Sheppard (Friday) and Sam Garcia (Sunday) each finished with 7.0 innings pitched while Teddy Merritt (Saturday) recorded 6.0 innings of work. Sheppard allowed three earned runs, Garcia gave up two and Merritt rounded out the group with zero earned runs allowed. Sheppard also threw a career-high eight strikeouts. Trio of New Faces Lead HPU in Boone Three Panthers with one combined start prior to Tuesday's game at App State each found themselves in HPU's flexible lineup. Andrew Amato (1B) went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored while Cameron Irvine (RF) led HPU with three hits. Easton Laplaca (C) rounded out the group with one hit, one run scored, and a team-high three RBI. Walk-Off Winner In their third home walk-off game of the season, HPU picked up a 6-5 win over Longwood on Saturday night under the lights. HPU Picked Eighth in Preseason Poll High Point was tabbed eighth in the Big South preseason coaches' poll on January 27th. Campbell was the league favorite with eight first-place votes and 116 total points in the poll. Trio of Panthers Highlight D1 Baseball Big South Prospects D1 Baseball released their Big South preview including top 2022 and 2023 draft prospects. Carter Sheppard was listed as the third-highest prospect in 2022 to come out of the conference. Sheppard finished 2021 with 45 strikeouts in 48.0 innings pitched. Blake Sutton also cracked the top-20, slotted 16th. Sutton started 36 games behind the plate for the Panthers last season, hitting .282/.363/.366 and recording 237 putouts. Javon Fields rounded out High Point's top prospects at No. 30. Fields transferred to HPU from Towson, where he was the starting center fielder. He finished 2021 with a .257/.363/.384 line and had a .984 fielding percentage. Carr Top-3 Big South Prospect in 2023 In the list of 2023 draft prospects, sophomore Peyton Carr was tabbed the third-best pick from the conference. Carr finished 2021 with the second-best team batting average, hitting .304/.494/.376 for the season. Big South Tournament at Truist Point The Big South conference announced in December that the 2022 conference tournament would be held at Truist Point in High Point. HPU has not played in the conference tournament since the 2019 season, when the Panthers fell to No. 3 Winthrop in a 6-2 ballgame.

?? @CSingsank put that ball into orbit! ???#NCAABaseball x ?? @HPUBaseball

The hits just keep coming ?? Deslauriers beats out the throw for an infield single and Melton knocks a 2-RBI double!!#GoHPU

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