Bulldogs Get Shutout In Series Finale

Bulldogs Get Shutout In Series Finale
(Source: Citadel Baseball)

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel could not overcome a slow start in falling to Mercer, 10-0, Sunday afternoon at Joe Riley Park.

Game Information

Score: Mercer 10, The Citadel 0

Records: The Citadel (10-22, 3-6 SoCon), Mercer (15-17, 4-5 SoCon)

Series: Merce wins series 2-1

Location: Charleston, South Carolina (Riley Park)

Key Plays

· The Bears strung together six-straight hits in the first inning to plate seven runs.

How it Happened

· Mercer struck quickly in the first inning as they collected eight hit and pushed across seven runs in the inning.

· The Bears added to the lead in the fourth as a run scored on a double play, and the second scored on an error.

· Mercer scored its final run in the eighth inning.

Inside the Box Score

· The Bulldogs had opportunities to score as they had the leadoff hitter on in the second, fourth and sixth innings.

· The ‘Dogs put the first two on in the sixth, but failed to scratch across a run.

· The Citadel finished 1-for-15 with runners on base and 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

· A trio of ‘Dogs had multi-hit games. Tilo Skole went 2-for-3, while Tyler Corbitt and Bryce Leasure each went 2-for-4.

· Dylan Spence (2-4) took the loss after allowing seven runs on eight hits in one inning of work.

· Tanner Hall (4-3) tossed six shutout innings to pick up the victory.

· A trio of freshman had strong outings out of the bullpen. Jordan Flanders allowed two runs, one earned, in his three innings of work.

· Cameron Reeves struck out two in his one inning.

· Ches Goodman made his debut on the mound and allowed one hit in a scoreless inning of work.

On Deck

The Bulldogs return to action Tuesday evening as they welcome College of Charleston to Riley Park. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.

Postgame Quotes

Head Coach Tony Skole

“Obviously, it is tough to win a game if you don’t score any runs. I thought offensively we had some good at bats, hit some balls hard, but we just couldn’t get that big hit when we needed it. We were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and 1-for-15 with runners on so that makes it difficult.

“I tip my cap to Mercer. They came out and swung the bats in that first inning. They have a guy on and one out and you are waiting for that double play ball against a sinker ball pitcher, and they get six hits in a row. They doesn’t usually happen, especially against a guy like Spence.

“Their hitters came out and separated from us early, but it was good for our younger pitchers, Flanders, Reeves and Goodman, to come out and throw well. I am very proud of them.”