SAVANNAH, GA - Charleston Southern swung the bat well all night, but it was a 12th inning rally that earned them a 7-5 win over Savannah State on Tuesday night.
With one out in the top of the 12th, Christian Maggio tripled to start the rally. Josh Asbill followed him with a triple of his own and give CSU the lead. Alex Andronica followed Asbill with a double to score another run and give the Bucs a two run lead.
The game was scoreless until the third inning. Josh Litchfield singled and later scored off of a single from Jason Miller. After stealing second, Miller came around to score when the left fielder dropped a fly ball that would've ended the inning. The Bucs added to their lead in the sixth when Maggio doubled home two runs and later scored on Litchfield's single.
Savannah State worked their way back into the game slowly, but surely. They scored one run in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings before Jalen Atterbury tied the game in the eighth with a two RBI double.
Cody Maw (1-0) was credited with the win for CSU. He threw two innings allowing one hit with one walk and three strikeouts.
David Sharp (0-1) took the loss for Savannah State, pitching one inning and allowing two runs on three hits, one walk, and one strikeout
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The Bucs scored their seven runs on just 10 hits in three innings. CSU batters stayed patient and drew 12 walks and one hit batter.
CSU pitchers tallied 23 double-digit strikeout games in 2017. Six CSU pitchers combined for 15 to give CSU their fourth straight double-digit strikeout game to start the 2018 season.
Jason Miller lead the team offensively with three hits, but Josh Litchfield, Christian Maggio, and Alex Andronica each had two.
Christian Maggio and Josh Asbill both made their first collegiate starts and combined to give CSU the lead late in the game.