Huskies Stifle Cougars in Series Opener

Huskies Stifle Cougars in Series Opener

BROOKLINE, Mass. --- Northeastern starter David Stiehl went the distance and held the College of Charleston baseball team to three singles, as the Cougars fell to the Huskies, 7-0, in the opening game of a weekend series in Colonial Athletic Association play.

Northeastern (18-19, 7-5 CAA) pushed across seven runs on nine hits – including five for extra bases – and held College of Charleston (24-14, 7-3 CAA) scoreless on a season-low three hits. The Huskies scored their first three runs with two outs, and finished the game 6-of-13 (.462) with two down.

Chris Graham (Leland, N.C.), Luke Manzo (Marietta, Ga.), and Joey Mundy (Huntington, W.Va.) each collected a base knock for the Cougars. Griffin McLarty (Buckner, Ky.) surrendered three runs on seven hits and struck out four over seven innings to take the loss. Kris Kuhn (Summerville, S.C.) pitched the Cougars out of a jam in the eighth after Steven Cook (Westminster, Md.) was unable to record an out.

Jake Rosen paced the Huskies with three RBI’s as part of a 2-for-4 effort, as Jake Farrell launched a two-run homer. Ryan Solomon plated two with an RBI single and a sac fly. Stiehl tossed a complete game shutout, scattering three hits, striking out six, and allowing only one baserunner to reach scoring position to earn the win.

Charleston and Northeastern will resume the weekend series in game two on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.