Carpenter’s Walk-Off Home Run Lifts Spartans over Quinnipiac

Carpenter’s Walk-Off Home Run Lifts Spartans over Quinnipiac

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Spartanburg, S.C.Charlie Carpenter's two-run home run in the ninth inning broke a 3-3 tie as USC Upstate defeated Quinnipiac 5-3 at Harley Park on Friday night.

Upstate evens its record at 10-10 while Quinnipiac falls to 6-9.

Scoring Breakdown

  • Top 1st – Mike Palladino reached on a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a Matthew Batten single. Palladino scored on a Joseph Burns base hit.
  • Bottom 2ndJake Bourke led off with a single and scored on a Zach Krider double.
  • Top 4th – Andre Marrero reached on a leadoff single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a Burns single.
  • Top 5th – Anthony Cruz's double scored Evan Vulgamore to give the Bobcats a 3-1 lead.
  • Bottom 6thHunter Gilbert opened the inning with a single and scored on a Krider double.
  • Bottom 7th – Gilbert reached on a bases-loaded walk with one out that scored Brett Hawkins. The Spartans were unable to push any additional runs across following a foulout and strikeout.
  • Bottom 9th – Hawkins led off the inning with a single and scored on Carpenter's fifth home run of the season to end the game.

Notables

  • Carpenter went 3-for-3 with two singles, a home run and two RBI.
  • Krider went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI.
  • Hawkins, Gilbert, Bourke and Brendan Brundage each had a hit.
  • Ryan Nelson went 3-for-5 with three singles to lead Quinnipiac.
  • Jordan Miller (1-0) earned the win after allowing one hit with a strikeout in 1.2 innings.
  • Chris Ennis (0-1) took the loss after surrendering two runs on one hit with four walks and a strikeout in 1.2 innings.
  • The teams combined to leave 24 runners on base as Quinnipiac stranded 14 baserunners while Upstate left 10 runners on base.

Up Next

  • The Spartans and Bobcats continue their three-game series tomorrow at 2 p.m.

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