Luke Manzo (Marietta, Ga.) delivered a go-ahead, two-out, two-run single in the eighth, and Carter Love (Charlotte, N.C.) tossed four shutout innings to earn the win, as the College of Charleston baseball team rallied for a 6-4 win over Georgia on Sunday to complete the first series sweep against a Power Five school in program history.
The victory pushes the College of Charleston’s (10-2) win streak to seven games, and ties the Cougars for the second-best 12-game start to a season in program history. Charleston plated six runs on 10 hits – four of them for extra bases – while scoring four of its six runs with two outs. Georgia (7-4) pushed across four runs on six base knocks.
Joey Mundy (Huntington, W.Va.) paced the offense with a 3-for-4 effort, scoring two runs and driving in another, as Tommy Richter (Wayne, Pa.) and K.J. Bryant each collected a double as part of a two-hit day. Riley Knudsen (Cabot, Ark.) launched a game-tying two-run home run to right in the fifth.
Mundy and Manzo provided the key hits in the eighth, with Mundy driving in Richter to tie the game before Manzo singled home Mundy and Bryant to give the Cougars the 6-4 lead – their first of the day.
Jakob Frishmuth (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) last five innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out five in a no-decision. Love entered in the sixth and shut the door with four scoreless innings, surrendering just one hit and striking out two to earn his second win of the season. The senior right-hander has now posted 14 consecutive scoreless innings to start the campaign, and is tied for second on the program’s all-time appearances list with 78.
Cam Shepherd led the way for Georgia with one run and two RBIs in a 2-for-4 effort. Keegan McGovern went 1-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI, as Aaron Schunk also drove in a run. Chase Adkins pitched four and one-third innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out three.
Ryan Webb surrendered three runs on four hits and struck out five in three and one-third to take the loss; Zac Kristofak recorded a strikeout to end the eighth after giving up the go-ahead single to Manzo.
The Cougars next embark on their first road trip of the season, traveling to No. 18 East Carolina for a two-game set on Tuesday and Wednesday. First pitch on Tuesday is scheduled for 2:30 pm.
-per CofC Athletics