Five unanswered runs in the final three innings of the game allowed USC Upstate to compete a comeback win over Charleston Southern on Wednesday night.
Trailing 3-2, USC Upstate used two singles and a sacrifice fly to score three runs in the seventh inning and take a 5-2 lead over CSU. They added one more in the eight inning by way of a single and another in the ninth via a RBI groundout.
Charleston Southern had chipped away at a 2-0 deficit scoring a run in the second, third, and fourth innings. Josh Litchfield, Justin Dahill, and Mike Sconzo each hit a single to score a run and bring CSU out to a 3-2 lead.
USC Upstate took their first lead of the game in the top of the first. Two RBI singles had the Spartans out to a 2-0 lead through the first frame.
Grant Hoppock (2-0) was credited with the win for USC Upstate. He threw one and one third scoreless innings with one hit, one walk, and one strikeout.
Trey Van Der Weid (1) got the save for USC Upstate, pitching two and two thirds innings with one hit and four strikeouts.
News & Notes
There were no extra base hits in this game. All 24 hits in this contest were singles.
The Bucs have not had an extra base hit in either of their last two games. They won without on Monday against Georgia
Three Buccaneers (Alex Andronica, Sconzo, and Dahill) had three hits in this game. Including Christian Maggio’s two hits, four Bucs accounted for 11 of CSU’s 13 hits.
13 hits for the Buccaneers is the second highest hit total this season.
CSU closes out their homestand this weekend as they host Holy Cross this weekend at the CSU Ballpark. First pitch for Friday’s game is set for 6 p.m.