CHARLESTON, SC - Tyler Weekley provided another quality start and Wil Hartsell picked up a six-out save to lead Charleston Southern (18-33, 9-17) to a 4-1 win over UNC Asheville (13-37, 8-18) on Friday night.
Note: Saturday's game with UNC Asheville has been moved to a 4 p.m. start time. Senior Day festivities will be held prior to first pitch.
Tyler Weekley (4-6) worked seven innings with one run, four hits, two walks, and eight strikeouts in his start. The junior did not allow a hit until the fourth inning and threw his third quality start in his last four outings.
Wil Hartsell (2) worked two scoreless innings with one hit and five strikeouts. The senior faced just seven batters and struck out the side in the ninth inning.
The Bucs first got on the board in the third inning with a two-out RBI base hit from Jason Miller. Next inning, Josh Litchfield hit a solo home run with two outs to increase CSU's lead. Ryan Stoudemire doubled to lead off the fifth inning and later scored on a wild pitch to give the Bucs a 3-0 lead. A sacrifice fly in the sixth inning allowed UNC Asheville to get on the board, but CSU countered with a two-out RBI double from Aaron Miller in the seventh.
With the win, CSU takes sole possession of seventh place in the Big South. Presbyterian was rained out today, meaning they will have two games remaining in the regular season. A win, and a Presbyterian loss on Saturday will clinch a Big South tournament spot for the Bucs.
Greg Gasparro (1-3) took the loss for UNC Asheville. He pitched three innings and allowed one run on three hits, three walks, and two strikeouts.
News & Notes
Buccaneer pitchers allowed five hits today, which is the second lowest total of the season.
Wil Hartsell made his conference leading 27th pitching appearance tonight.
All of CSU's runs came with two outs tonight.
Two CSU pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts, marking the 21th double-digit strikeout game of the year.
Christian Maggio extended his hitting streak to eight games.