First Posted: 4/7/2011
PEMBROKE The University of North Carolina at Pembrokes nationally-ranked baseball team rallied for four runs in the first three frames and hit cruise control the rest of the way out as they completed a season sweep of visiting Barton Wednesday evening with a 5-1 victory.
The win, coupled with a 22-5 victory over the Bulldogs in Wilson on March 22, helped the Braves (29-7) extend their series winning streak over Barton (12-24) out to four games. The triumph also extended UNCP’s non-conference winning streak out to 19 contests.
Junior Eitan Maoz drove in a run, recorded a sacrifice hit and scored once on a multi-faceted 2-for-2 night at the plate, while newcomer Brandon Huffman belted his second home run of the season on a 1-for-2 hitting line to pace UNCP. Barton got base hits from three different players, including Jordan Smith who doubled and scored on a 1-for-4 plate performance.