Charleston sweeps Blue Knights in baseball


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CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The Urbana University baseball team suffered a pair of heartbreaking one-run losses to Charleston at Triana Field. UU surrendered a walkoff single to fall 4-3 in Game 1 and then mounted a late-inning comeback attempt in Game 2, but ultimately came up short by a final score of 11-10.

UU (5-13, 1-3) produced quite a day offensively with a combined 25 hits and nine doubles, including a season-high 19 base knocks in the nightcap. Third baseman Mickey Barea and outfielder Bradley Burkholder led the way with four hits each, while Barea provided a team-high four RBI on the day.

Outfielder Aaron Finlay continued his impressive start to the season by extending his hit streak to eight games. He was one of four Blue Knights with three hits against UC. In addition, the senior has now reached base in all 13 games that he has appeared in while registering a team-leading .405 batting average and .619 slugging percentage.

Damario Brown (3-6, 2 RBI), Brent West (3-8, 2 RBI) and Tanner Davis (3-7, RBI) were also key contributors at the plate.

On the mound, reliever Jackson Everman took the tough Game 1 loss and Dalton Greenwalt (3.0 IP, 6 H, 5 ER) was charged with the defeat in Game 2.

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