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Gardner-Webb overcomes early CSU lead in 4-2 win


Charleston Southern's baseball team took an early lead on Gardner-Webb, but failed to hold it late, dropping game two of the Big South Conference series, 4-2.

CSU, now 11-19 overall and 3-5 in Big South play, seek to salvage the final game of the series on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Buccaneers out-hit the home-standing Bulldogs, 12-7, but left seven runners on base. Centerfielder Bobby Ison, first baseman Robbie Streett, catcher Drew Woodall and shortstop Alex Tomasovich each tallied two hits for CSU. Woodall had the team's lone run batted in.

CSU starter Tory Schroff took the loss, falling to 4-2 on the season. The junior left-hander allowed three earned runs on six hits while striking out a career-high nine batters.

Gardner-Webb starter Andrew Barnett improved to 2-1 on the season. Barnett allowed two runs in the second and 10 hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Things looked good early for CSU as John Faircloth, Streett and Chase Shelton opened the second inning with singles. Woodall followed with an RBI single to left, and Streett scored on Chase Austin's double play ground out.

Scott Coleman led off the bottom of the second with a homerun for Gardner-Webb but Schroff responded to strike out the side.

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Gardner-Webb scratched for two runs, taking a 3-2 lead. Brad Collins tied the game with an RBI single and pinch-hitter Adam Tiller doubled to break the tie.

Gardner-Webb added an unearned run in the seventh on J.J. Nazzaro's sacrifice fly.

CSU will send Kevin Buran (1-5, 3.29) to the mound on Sunday. Gardner-Webb will counter with Eric Heiligenstadt (3-2, 2.95).

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