Six runs in the third inning accounted for most of Georgia’s runs as they shut out Charleston Southern 7-0 on Tuesday night.
The game was scoreless through the first two innings, but in the third inning, six Bulldog runs came across on five hits and one CSU error to push Georgia out to a 6-0 lead. They added another run on a double in the fourth, but were unable to score in any other inning.
The Bucs pitching staff threw well as a whole. Outside of Ivan Johnson’s three hits, six other Bulldogs combined for six hits. Six of the eight pitchers that took the mound for CSU threw scoreless outings and the staff totaled just two walks.
Charleston Southern had few chances to put runs on the board. Their best chance came at the beginning of the game when back-to-back singles from opened the top of the first inning. After a sacrifice bunt attempt turned into a pop out, a double play retired the side. The Bucs had two aboard in the eighth as well, but a double play retired the side in that inning as well.
Blake Cairnes (1-0) got the win for Georgia. He threw three scoreless innings with one walk and one strikeout.
Jaret Bennett (0-3) took the loss for CSU, pitching two innings and one third innings with four hits, five runs, four earned, and one walk.
News & Notes
The eight pitchers used by CSU ties a season high set last week against USC Upstate.
Taylor Cox made his seventh appearance of the season today and has yet to allow a run.
With two hits today, Mike Sconzo extends his hitting strike to six games.
Wil Hartsell made his team leading 12th appearance of the season.
CSU will continue Big South Conference play when they host Longwood for a three game series beginning Friday. First pitch at the CSU Ballpark is set for 6 p.m.