MT. PLEASANT, S.C. --- Tanner McCallister drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift College of Charleston to a 5-4 series-opening win over Youngstown State in a back-and-forth affair on Friday evening at Patriots Point.
Final Score: College of Charleston 5, Youngstown State 4
Location: Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Records: Charleston (3-1), Youngstown State (2-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Cougars fought back from a pair of one-run deficits in a back-and-forth affair to snatch their third victory of the season. Charleston scored twice in the fifth to take a 2-1 lead and after Youngstown State answered with two in the seventh, countered with one in the home half to even the tally at 1-1. The teams would trade runs over the final three half innings with the Penguins responding to an eighth-inning tally by the Cougars with one in the top of the ninth. Charleston then drew four walks – all with two outs – to claim the walk-off win.
Freshman Trotter Harlan went 3-for-4 with a run scored and added a walk to reach in four of his five plate appearances at the leadoff spot. He started the day 3-for-3 with two singles and a double in the fifth.
· Jordan Carr tossed seven strong innings for his first quality start of the season allowing three runs on six scattered hits and striking out four.
· Luke Stageberg went 2-for-4 with two key hits and two runs scored out of the two hole.
· Ari Sechopoulos drove in two to extend his team-lead to seven RBI in the young season. He plated a key run in the fifth with his third double of the campaign.
· McCallister drew the game-winning walk in the ninth for his fourth career RBI.
· Ty Good fanned two in his third career appearance to earn his first collegiate win.