Charleston Southern’s Alex Tomasovich had three hits to extend his streak to 25 consecutive games, but it was not enough to rally the Buccaneers back from a pair off two-run deficits in a 4-3 loss to Savannah State on Wednesday afternoon.
CSU falls to 16-16 overall, while Savannah State improves to 12-18.
Tomasovich had hits in his final three at-bats to extend the nation’s longest hitting streak of the 2014 season.
The Buccaneers spent the afternoon trying to work out of an early hole. Savannah State took a 2-0 lead in its first at-bat on a two-run single by Parker Nix off of CSU starter Denis Buckley.
CSU would tie the game with a run in the second and a run in the fifth.
Bucs’ left fielder Nick Berry reached on a leadoff single and scored on an Andrew Widell groundout following a passed ball to move into scoring position.
CSU tied the game in the fifth when Brian Welch singled home Robbie Street for the Bucs’ second run. Street doubled to lead off the fifth off of SSU starter Zack McCormick (WP, 1-0), who held the Bucs to two earned runs in a complete game win.
SSU would take the lead for good in the sixth with three-straight singles off of Bucs’ reliever Evan Nations (LP, 1-1). Brian Milller and Mike McHugh both has RBI singles in the inning to give the Tigers a 4-2 lead.
CSU cut the lead to one in the eighth with a double by Zack Hagaman and an RBI single from Chase Shelton. The Bucs actually got the go-ahead run on base when Widell reached on an error, but couldn’t push the tying run across.
Hagaman finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored.
Charleston Southern returns to action on Friday in Big South play. The Bucs host High Point at 6 p.m. in the opener of a three-game series at CSU Ballpark.