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The Citadel gets swept by Western Carolina

CULLOWHEE, NC -

The Citadel baseball team dropped the series finale 14-1 at Western Carolina Sunday afternoon at Hennon Stadium.

The game was called after the Bulldogs batted in the top of the seventh inning due to Southern Conference rules in a series ending game.

The Citadel (9-19, 2-4 SoCon) opened the game on a high note as Shy Phillips led off the afternoon with a triple to the right-field gap. The Bulldogs were unable to capitalize on the extra-base hit, however, as Phillips was left standing at third.

The Catamounts opened the scoring in the second inning with two runs. They followed up with four runs in the third and broke the game wide open with a seven-run sixth inning.

Taylor Cothran put the Bulldogs on the board in the fourth inning, smashing his first career home run to left field with one out. Joe Sabatini accounted for the Bulldogs last hit with a single in the sixth.

Will Pillsbury started the game for The Citadel, pitching 2.1 innings with one strikeout and four runs allowed.

The Bulldogs next visit Charleston Southern on Tuesday at 6 p.m. before hosting Coastal Carolina on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs will be off from Southern Conference action over the weekend, with their next series beginning April 13 at Samford.

Scoring Summary
Bottom 2nd: Western Carolina 1, The Citadel 0: Nobu Suzuki scored on a single through the right side by Brett Pope with two outs.
Bottom 2nd: Western Carolina 2, The Citadel 0: Justin Sparks scored on a single up the middle by Caleb Robinson.
Bottom 3rd: Western Carolina 3, The Citadel 0: Matt Smith scored on a groundball error to shortstop with one out.
Bottom 3rd: Western Carolina 5, The Citadel 0: Nobu Suzuki scored on a single to left field by J.D. Long with one out. Justin Sparks scored on an error by the catcher.
Bottom 3rd: Western Carolina 6, The Citadel 0: Matthew Koehler scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by Brett Pope with one out.
Top 4th: Western Carolina 6, The Citadel 1: Taylor Cothran scored on a solo home run to left field with one out.
Bottom 4th: Western Carolina 7, The Citadel 1: Bryson Bowman scored on a sacrifice fly to right field by Spencer Holcomb with one out.
Bottom 6th: Western Carolina 8, The Citadel 1: Brett Pope scored on a single to left field by Bryson Bowman with no outs.
Bottom 6th: Western Carolina 10, The Citadel 1: Caleb Robinson scored on a fielder’s choice out by Spencer Holcomb with no outs.
Bottom 6th: Western Carolina 12, The Citadel 1: Spencer Holcomb and Nobu Suzuki scored on a single through the right side by Luke Robinson with one out.
Bottom 6th: Western Carolina 13, The Citadel 1: Luke Robinson scored on a triple to center field by Matthew Koehler with one out.
Bottom 6th: Western Carolina 14, The Citadel 1: Matthew Koehler scored on a groundout by J.D. Long with one out.

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