Zach Minnick had many big hits and game-winners in his days with the Logan High School baseball team.
He’s continuing that at the collegiate level.
Last Saturday, Minnick smacked a game-winning, walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Campbell University baseball team to a 2-1 victory at home over Liberty to clinch the Big South Series with the Flames at Buies Creek, N.C.
The Camels (20-18) then lost 3-0 to Liberty on Sunday and fell 14-7 at UNC Wilmington on Tuesday.
Campbell won by the same 2-1 score over Liberty last Friday.
Grant Yost (6-2) tossed his third straight complete game in Saturday’s game, allowing a run on four hits with four strikeouts and a walk.
Campbell was held off the board until the eighth inning when Anthony Lopez singled up the middle to score Adam Wyse with two away, knotting the game at one. Wyse reached on a leadoff single, and moved to second on Kyle Prats’ sacrifice bunt to give the Camels just their second runner in scoring position on the day.
After Yost’s 1-2-3 top of the ninth, Matt Parrish led off the home half with a base hit off the glove of Liberty first baseman Andrew Yacyk. Minnick followed with a 0-1 drive off the wall in right-center, scoring Parrish from first and winning it for the Camels.
The series win is the first for the Camels over the Flames since 2013, when Campbell picked up the three game sweep in Buies Creek.
Minnick is hitting .266 so far for Campbell in his freshman season. He is 29-for-109 at the plate with one home run, 26 RBI and six doubles.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).