Belbin, Campbell chase NCAA baseball records in 36-4 rout

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 3/28/22

It was a day for the record books Sunday, as Campbell topped Presbyterian to win its first Big South Conference baseball series of the season.

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Belbin, Campbell chase NCAA baseball records in 36-4 rout

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BUIES CREEK — It was a day for the record books at Jim Perry Stadium Sunday as Campbell baseball topped Presbyterian, 36-4, to win its first Big South Conference series of the season.

Plenty of team and individual program and NCAA records were tied or broken on the historic afternoon. 

Among the best days at the plate, Jarrod Belbin went 4-for-7 with 10 RBIs (tying a program record) and five runs scored. Grant Knipp went 5-for-6 with nine RBIs and five runs scored.  

Campbell (11-12) broke the game open with a 12-run second inning with the first 10 batters coming around to score before an out was recorded. The inning featured 12 runs, nine hits, five extra-base hits and three home runs, while 15 batters were sent to the plate.  

CU only scored five runs across the following three innings, but those innings still featured three home runs.  

Already leading 15-2, the record books began to open following an eight-run seventh featuring two grand slams in the fame to push the lead to 23-2. Belbin launched his first grand slam of the day with nobody out before Knipp blasted the second with two outs in the inning.  

Things compounded even further as the Camels plated 11 more in the eighth, with nine of the first 10 batters eventually scoring. The eighth inning featured home runs from Belbin and Zach Williams, along with four RBI singles as part of the seven-hit frame.  

Eleven CU players drove in a run during the day with seven of those logging multiple RBIs.  Every Camel that got an at-bat scored a run, with 14 crossing the plate, 10 of them doing so multiple times.  

On the other side of the ball, Aaron Rund turned in his best start of the year, tossing six innings allowing just four hits and two runs while striking out five to earn the win.  Cade Boxrucker made his season debut after offseason ankle surgery and tossed a scoreless eighth. 

Arnold also scored five times and drove in four for  Campbell, who heads on the road Tuesday for a midweek tilt at Old Dominion University. First pitch in Norfolk, Virginia is set for 6 p.m.

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