March 22, 2005
Jeff Randol struck out a career-high eight batters as Campbell defeated Siena 7-0 Tuesday afternoon in college baseball action at Taylor Field. Randol allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out the eight Siena batters en route to the nine-inning complete game shutout victory.
The win and shutout are the first in the career for the Wilmington, N.C. native, while the complete game is just the second of his career. His only previous complete game effort came on May 12 of last season at Virginia Tech (a 1-0 CU loss).
Randol's eight strikeouts set a career and team season-high. His previous best strikeout game was two set twice last season. Lincoln Smith held the 2005 single-game mark with six Ks against Florida Atlantic.
The former Hoggard High School and Southeastern Community College standout did not allow a hit through seven innings and had retired 19 consecutive batters before pinch hitter Steve Ballas single through the right side to break up the no-hit bid. The junior lefty allowed another single in the ninth and walked a batter putting a Siena runner at second base for the first time in the contest.
The Camels scored five of their seven runs in the bottom of the first inning, collecting four hits and drawing three walks from Siena starter Tom Hopkins. Justin Phillips had a two-run single in the frame, while Mike Priest, David Forbes and Jeff Blick also had RBI singles.
Campbell added another run in the third and another in the sixth to finish off the scoring. Forbes led off the third with a single and came around to score on Phillips' second run-producing single of the day. In the sixth, CU plated the run when Joe Anthonsen singled home Blick who reached on a two-out bunt single.
Phillips led the way for CU offensively going with two hits and three RBI on the day. Anthonsen, Blick and Forbes each had two hits for the Camels.
Hopkins (0-1) took the loss for Siena giving up six runs (five earned) on six hits with four walks and one strikeout in four innings of work.
Siena (2-10) returns to action Wednesday at Coastal Carolina. Campbell (13-9) does not play again until next Tuesday when it travels to North Carolina A&T for a 6:00 p.m. contest.