Dixon Powers Cougars To 5-3 Win Over Delaware

MT. PLEASANT, SC - Bradley Dixon (Greenwood, S.C.) drove in three, Evan Sisk (Chester, S.C.) picked up his eighth win of the season, and Nathan Ocker (Middletown, Pa.) moved into a tie for sixth in program history in saves to help the College of Charleston baseball team snap a six-game skid with a 5-3 victory over Delaware in Colonial Athletic Association play on Friday evening.

With the victory, College of Charleston (28-15, 10-6 CAA) jumps into second-place in the CAA standings and stays level with Northeastern in the win column. The Cougars also equal their win total from last season with 12 games remaining on their regular season schedule.

Dixon paced the offense with a 2-for-4 night, driving in three with a two-run homer in the first and an RBI single in the sixth. Luke Manzo (Marietta, Ga.), Dupree Hart (Rock Hill, S.C.) and Luke Morgan (New Lenox, Ill.) each drew two walks and scored a run.

Sisk delivered his ninth quality start in his 11th starting nod of the season, surrendering three runs on eight hits in six innings to earn his eighth win. The junior southpaw struck out two without allowing a walk. Carter Love (Charlotte, N.C.) allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out two in two and two-third scoreless frames to mark his 93rd career appearance. Ocker was on the hill for the final out as the junior right-hander recorded his eighth save of the season, and 12th of his career to move into a tie for sixth on the program's all-time list.

Nick Patten provided the offense for the Blue Hens with a three-run home run in the third. Kevin Mohollen, Kyle Baker, and Tyler Callender each collected a pair of base knocks. Kyle Hinton allowed five runs, four earned, on three hits and seven walks in five and one-third innings to take the loss. Matt Hornich and James Meeker combined for two and two-thirds scoreless frames in relief.

The Cougars and Blue Hens will meet in game two of the series tomorrow afternoon at Patriots Point. Charleston will honor its nine-member senior class prior to first pitch, which is scheduled for 2:00 pm.