Pair Of Five-Run Innings Power Cougars To 13-1 Friday Night Win

MT. PLEASANT, SC - Dupree Hart (Rock Hill, S.C.), Luke Morgan (New Lenox, Ill.), and Riley Knudsen (Cabot, Ark.) combined for seven RBIs, and Evan Sisk (Chester, S.C.) held CSU Bakersfield to one run in five innings of work to lead the College of Charleston baseball team to a 13-1 win on Friday evening at Patriots Point.

College of Charleston (11-3) set a season-high with 13 runs, while holding an opponent to two runs or less for the seventh time. CSU Bakersfield (6-9) pushed across one run on three hits.

Hart went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to pace the offense, while Morgan pushed across two runs with a 3-for-5 effort. Luke Manzo (Marietta, Ga.) picked up two hits – including a double – and an RBI, as Tommy Richter (Wayne, Pa.), Seth Wall (Georgetown, S.C.), and Clay Hunt (Fort Mill, S.C.). Bryson Ward (Gaffney, S.C.) collected his first collegiate RBI and stolen base in the effort.

Sisk surrendered one run on two hits and struck out five in five innings to earn his third win of the season. Kris Kuhn (Summerville, S.C.) tossed three shutout innings in relief, while Jack Collins (Decatur, Ga.) threw a scoreless ninth.

Noah Barba, Andrew Penner, and Luis Martinez each recorded a hit for the Roadrunners, while Jake Ortega collected an RBI. Aaron Charles allowed three earned runs on eight hits and four walks in six innings. Kevin Altamarino lasted one and one-third, surrendering six runs on six hits. Daniel Carrizosa retired two batters in the eighth.

The Cougars and Roadrunners will resume the weekend series tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 pm, with Griffin McLarty (Buckner, Ky.) getting the nod opposite Bakersfield freshman Davonte Butler.