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Rutgers baseball dropped series finale against High Point

After splitting a doubleheader at High Point on Friday, Rutgers baseball (10-4) dropped their series finale against the Panthers (5-11) 6-2 on Sunday.

Game 3 was a slow start for both teams, recording three scoreless innings to start the game. In the bottom of the fourth inning, High Point recorded a single to left center that produced three runs to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead.

The Scarlet Knights finally got on the board in the top of the ninth inning when they recorded three hits and a walk, cutting the Panthers’ lead to 6-2. Rutgers’ offense went cold in game three as the Scarlet Knights could only produce two runs, dropping the series finale against High Point.

After Rutgers went scoreless in the top of the fifth inning, High Point logged several hit-by-pitches, a walk, an error, and a hit in the bottom half of the fifth, extending the Panthers’ lead to 6-0.

 

Rutgers pitcher Zack Konstantinovsky picked up the loss for the Scarlet Knights. He logged four innings of work, recording four strikeouts, one walk, and five earned runs on 53 pitches. On the season, Konstantinovsky has now recorded an 8.04 ERA, 18 strikeouts, and 21 hits throughout 15.2 innings pitched.

Rutgers baseball is back in action on Tuesday as they travel to play North Carolina (Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium) in a two-game set.

The Tar Heels are ranked No. 15 in the nation.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire