Quinnipiac baseball falls to Campbell in walk-off fashion


Photo Courtesy: Liz Flynn

Jacob Resnick and Kevin Higgins

By: Jacob Resnick

GREENVILLE, N.C. — As it turns out, it’s hard to dominate in the NCAA Tournament.

The Quinnipiac baseball team fell to the Greenville Regional losers bracket after it dropped a heartbreaker, 9-8, to Campbell on a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth.

“Could’ve gone either way,” Quinnipiac head coach John Delaney said.

Indeed it could have. The Bobcats came back to retake the lead four times, including a go-ahead run that scored on a wild pitch with one out in the top of the ninth. It was only the team’s third loss this season in a game in which it outhit the opposition.

Tyler Poulin labored through five uneven innings on the mound for Quinnipiac, allowing six runs on six hits over 109 pitches. One out from escaping the fifth unscathed, he allowed consecutive home runs to Collin Wolf and Koby Collins to exit trailing 6-5.

The Bobcats couldn’t muster much against Campbell longman Seth Johnson — a projected MLB draft pick on Monday — until the eighth inning, when Anthony Cruz and Liam Scafariello came around to score on a two-RBI single from Brian Moskey.

Moskey drove in four of Quinnipiac’s eight runs.

The Bobcats now face elimination from their dream season, and they’ll have to pull off another unlikely upset against the East Carolina Pirates to take the field again in 2019. Sophomore Arthur Correira, who started the MAAC championship game and did not factor in the decision, will take the ball under the lights.