After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the early innings, Charleston Southern couldn’t keep the momentum and fell 4-3 to Campbell on Friday night.
The Buccaneers scored three runs in the second inning off of two hits. The first was a solo home run from Cole German, his first of the year. Later in the inning, Josh Litchfield followed two walks with a bases clearing triple to give CSU a 3-0 lead.
The next inning, Campbell plated two runs off of two RBI singles to make it a one run game. Two innings later, a single and an error allowed two more runs to score for the Camels as they took a 4-3 lead.
The Bucs couldn’t capitalize on Daniel Johnson’s impressive performance out of the bullpen. Though Johnson worked four and two thirds scoreless innings and struck out nine, the Bucs only collected two hits while he was on the mound.
Wes Noble (2-2) picked up the win for Campbell. He threw six innings and allowed three runs on three hits, two walks, and struck out four.
Nik Constantakos (2-3) took the loss for CSU, pitching four and one third innings with seven hits, four runs, three earned, two walks, and three strikeouts.
Tyson Messer got the save for Campbell, pitching one scoreless inning with one hit and one walk.
News & Notes
Daniel Johnson is has now struck out 19 Campbell batters in his last 9.2 innings against the Camels dating back to last season.
The CSU pitching staff posted their 10th double-digit strikeout performance of the season and their fourth such performance in as many games.
All the runs in the game were scored with two outs.
Litchfield now leads CSU with eight RBIs on the season.
CSU continues their weekend series against Campbell on Saturday. First pitch for that game at the CSU Ballpark is set for 3 p.m.