Bulldogs crushed at USC Upstate

Bulldogs crushed at USC Upstate

SPARTANBURG, SC - The Citadel baseball team dropped its midweek contest to USC Upstate on Tuesday at Harley Park 14-1.

USC Upstate (10-12) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the game and The Citadel was unable to mount a rally in the game, tallying eight hits in the loss.

Head coach Fred Jordan got 15 different players onto the field on Tuesday with two 'Dogs registering their first hits this season. Taylor Cothran hit a leadoff single to left field in seventh inning and then eventually came around to score the only run in the game for The Citadel (9-12) and Cole Buffington recorded his first collegiate hit in the eighth inning on a single to left field.

Dylan Spence made his second start this season and tossed 2.0 innings, giving up four hits and fanning two. In his sixth appearance this season, Beau Strickland pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless ball and struck out one in relief.

The Bulldogs will continue their road swing this weekend at VMI for the first Southern Conference series of the season. First pitch Friday is slated for 6 p.m. and live stats and video will be available at CitadelSports.com.