GREENSBORO, N.C. — With the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Cambric Moye drove in the winning run to help UNCG even the series with Georgia Southern after a 5-4 win Friday night.
Moye dropped a fly ball a few feet in front of Robbie Dodds near the right field line to drive in Lloyd Enzor. Enzor scored the game-winning run and helped UNCG (13-13, 2-6 SoCon) snap Georgia Southern's (18-8, 9-2 SoCon) eight-game winning streak.
Justin Hess got the Eagles out of a jam in the eighth inning after Dodds threw out Moye at the plate. Hess struck out Enzor, but the pitch bounced in the dirt and got away allowing the eight-hole hitter to reach base to lead off the frame. Two intentional walks, a sacrifice bunt and a strikeout later, Hess (3-3) took the loss after allowing the walk-off hit.
Starter Jason Richman pitched a good game for Georgia Southern allowing four runs while scattering 11 hits over 7.1 innings. Richman kept his walk total low and worked into the eighth inning for the second time this season.
Ryan Clark (2-0) picked up the win in relief of Corey Taylor and pitched two scoreless innings. Taylor struck out a season-high 10 batters and walked just two over 6.1 innings. The senior lefthander allowed four runs on five hits.
The Eagles trailed 4-2 entering the seventh inning, but found a way to score two runs on two hits. Dodds started the inning with a double over the bag at third base and down the left field line. Tyler Avera, who finished with two hits and two RBIs, plated Dodds with a base hit past the diving first baseman Enzor. After reaching third base on Avera's single, Arthur Owens scored the game-tying run on a wild pitch.
Georgia Southern led 2-1 after scoring a two-out run in the first inning on back-to-back doubles and a single run in the fifth. T.D. Davis dropped a two-base hit into left center to score Chase Griffin, who doubled to the wall in left field on the previous at-bat, to score the run in the first.
UNCG took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning after scoring three runs. Benigno Marrero drove in a lead off single by T.J. Spina before Christian Wolfe homered over the right field fence.
The Eagles will look to even the SoCon series tomorrow with a 2 p.m. first pitch at UNCG Baseball Stadium. The game can be heard on the Georgia Southern Radio Network with coverage starting 30 minutes before first pitch.