Bucs’ Pitching Shuts Down Cougars in 3-2 Victory

Bucs’ Pitching Shuts Down Cougars in 3-2 Victory

MT. PLEASANT, SC - Six pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts to help Charleston Southern (11-19) beat College of Charleston (21-9) 3-2 on Tuesday night for the first time since 2011.

The Cougars took the first lead of the game in the bottom of the first on a two run home run. After that, the CSU pitching staff worked eight scoreless innings to keep College of Charleston at bay the rest of the night.

That allowed the Bucs' offense a chance to work their way back into the game. It started in the third inning when Mike Sconzo drove in a run on a sacrifice fly to cut the score to 2-1. Later, in the sixth inning, Derek Horton doubled high off the wall in left field to tie the game at two. With two outs in the sixth, Christian Maggio slapped a RBI single to right field and give CSU the 3-2 lead.

After CSU took the lead, College of Charleston could only get two hits in the last four innings. Both of those hits were singles and didn't advance past first base.

Eddie Hiott (3-1) got the win for CSU, working one perfect inning with one strikeout.

Justin Baker (0-1) took the loss for CofC, pitching two and two thirds innings and allowing two unearned runs on two hits with four strikeouts.

Cody Smith (5) picked up the save for CSU, pitching one inning with one hit. He used just five pitches to get three outs.

News & Notes

The Bucs last win over CofC came in 2011.

The CSU pitching staff combined for 12 strikeouts today, marking their 16th double-digit strikeout game of the season.

Three pitchers, Hiott, Daniel Johnson, and Ryan Stoudemire were perfect in their outings tonight.

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CSU will square off against College of Charleston again on Wednesday night. First pitch for the game at the CSU Ballpark is set for 6 p.m.