Zach Minnick finished off his freshman season with the Campbell University baseball team last week as the Camels traveled to Puerto Rico to play a couple of exhibition games.
Campbell went 2-0 on the trip, beating Universidad de Puerto Rico 11-1 at Estadio Pepito Bonano in Guaynado and also topping the Guaynabo Mets 8-2 in Estadio Moises Garcia.
In the victory over Universidad de Puerto Rico, Campbell used a huge fourth inning, sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring seven runs.
Minnick, a freshman catcher and Logan High School product, ripped a two-run double in the win.
Matt Parrish had a three-run triple in his final CU at-bat, and Justin Lamazares drove in two with a double.
The Camels scored two more in the fifth as Michael Van Degna singled home one, and Minnick added his two-run double.
Nick Thayer worked four perfect innings and pitched the win for the Camels.
In the victory over the Guaynabo Mets, Campbell had a six-run fourth to power the Camels to the win.
Kyle Prats led the Camels at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs driven in and two runs scored.
The Camels got three innings each on the mound from Allan Winans and Alex Yarem. Parrish pitched a scoreless seventh.
Campbell concluded their Puerto Rican trip with an eco-tour through the native tropical forest and mountains. Cave exploration and river floating were also involved.
The team returned to North Carolina last Friday.
Campbell concluded its regular season recently with a 23-4 loss to Coastal Carolina. The Camels finished the season 26-27 overall and 13-11 in Big South Conference play.
Minnick finished the season with a .235 batting average with one home run, 26 RBI and two stolen bases in 47 games played. He had 36 total hits, including 10 doubles.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).