From Campbell Athletics
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Campbell’s offense had a historic night and scored its most runs a game in 20 years in a 28-11 win at Winthrop Tuesday. The two teams posted the most combined runs in a single game in Campbell history.
The win moves Campbell to 14-8 and 9-5 in the league, while Winthrop drops to 8-11 and 5-6 in the Big South.
The Camels have surpassed the 28-run mark only twice in program history. Most recently they scored 32 against Radford in 2001. The record is 38, also against Radford in the famed “Henry Rochelle Game” in 1985.
Twenty-eight runs marks the most ever in a road game by the Camels, and the most in a conference game since the 38-run game in 1985.
The big night was led by freshman Bryce Arnold, who went 3 for 6 with a home run, a triple and eight RBI. His eight RBI are the second-most by a Camel in a single game.
Zach Neto got the start on the mound and hit a home run.
Matthew Christian’s two home runs mark the first two-home run game by a Camel since Matthew Barefoot did so against Gardner-Webb on April 6, 2019.
Waldy Arias, the nation’s HBP leader, got hit by four pitches tonight, the most in his career.
Seven camels had multi-hit nights including a five-hit night from Christian, four from Collin Wolf and a career-high four for Lawson Harrill.
After a scoreless first inning, the Camel offense exploded. Across the second through fifth innings, the offense scored 3-6-8-5 runs in each, respectively, to have a season-high 22 runs through five innings.
Ty Babin got the offense started for the Camels with a two-run single in the second inning. After he swiped second, Harrill delivered RBI single to extend the lead to 3-0. The Camels threatened for more, but left the bases loaded.
Winthrop got two of those runs back in the bottom half of the frame on an RBI single of their own and a run-scoring fielder’s choice.
Campbell wasted no time adding to its lead by posting a six spot in the third. Christian launched his fifth home run of the year, but first since March 6, for a two-run shot. After Arnold drove in a run with a single, Neto put a three-run homer over the left field wall to give the Camels a 9-2 lead.
After two more Winthrop runs in the third, Campbell opened up its biggest inning of the year in the fourth, putting eight runs on the board and sent 12 batters to the plate. Runs were scored on a HBP, double, triple and a pair of singles. The big hit in the inning came on an Arnold bases-clearing triple to the right field corner. Grant Harris also tripled in the inning.
The Camels blasted a pair of home runs in the fifth, the first two home run inning as a team since Koby Collins and Grant Harris went back-to-back against Winthrop on May 24, 2019. This time, it was a three-run shot from Arnold and a two-run blast from Christian, his second of the day.
The offense wasn’t quite done and posted one more big inning. The Camels scored six runs in the seventh to push the lead to 28-11.
Six Camels appeared on the mound over the course of the evening. Aaron Rund picked up the first win of his career tossing 2.0 innings in relief.
The Camels return to Jim Perry Stadium for a weekend set with Charleston Southern. That series gets underway Friday at 6 p.m. ahead of a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.