Sophomore Griffin McLarty (Buckner, Ky.) stole the show for the College of Charleston baseball team on Saturday afternoon, tossing a complete game shutout to lead the Cougars to a series-clinching 6-0 win over Georgia at Patriots Point.
The victory extends the College of Charleston’s (9-2) win streak to six games, and marks the Cougars’ fourth shutout of the season through 11 games. The Cougars totaled six runs on the day off of just five hits – including Danny Wondrack’s (Wall, N.J.) team-leading fourth home run of the season. Charleston held Georgia (7-3) scoreless on six base knocks – all singles – and one walk.
Wondrack paced the offense with his fourth dinger of the campaign, and third in eight days – a two-run shot in the first to help the Cougars to an early 3-0 lead. Luke Morgan (New Lenox, Ill.) added a 2-for-4 effort with an RBI, while Logan McRae (Florence, S.C.) drove in two runs. Dupree Hart (Rock Hill, S.C.) went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored, as Luke Manzo (Marietta, Ga.) swiped two bags.
McLarty went the distance on the mound for the Cougars, scattering six hits and one walk across nine scoreless innings to post the program’s first complete-game shutout since April 18, 2010. The 6-foot-3 right-hander struck out seven to earn his second win of the season.
Adam Sasser led the way for Georgia with two hits in four at-bats, as Cam Shepherd, Aaron Schunk, Austin Biggar, and Tucker Maxwell each picked up one base knock. Emerson Hancock lasted five innings, and allowed six runs on five hits to take the loss. C.J. Smith tossed two shutout innings, and Christian Ryder pitched a scoreless eighth.
The Cougars will look to go for the sweep on Sunday, when they send sophomore Jakob Frishmuth (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) to the mound against Georgia senior Chase Adkins. First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm.
-per CofC Athletics