CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel got a strong start from Lathan Todd, but the offense was unable to get going as Yale took the final game of the series, 9-0, Sunday afternoon at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
Score: Yale 9, The Citadel 0
Records: The Citadel (5-1), Yale (1-2)
Series: The Citadel wins series 2-1
Location: Charleston, South Carolina (Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park)
· After both teams struggled to get hits with runners in scoring position, Yale finally came through with a two-run double from AJ Gaich in the eighth inning.
How it Happened
· The majority of the game was dominated by the starting pitchers as both threw six shutout innings before giving way to the bullpens in the seventh.
· The Citadel put together the first offensive opportunity in the fifth inning after a pair of walks put two runners on with one out. Yale got out of the inning with a double play.
· Yale had their own chance to score in the sixth as they led off the inning with a double. A groundout moved the runner to third, but a strikeout and a flyout ended the threat.
· Citadel starter Lathan Todd rebounded from his first start to allow just two over 6.0 shutout innings.
· He was matched by Yale starter Ben Gibbs who gave up just three hits over 6.0 shutout innings.
· The Citadel had another opportunity to take the lead in the seventh inning as they put runners on second and third with just one. A fielder’s choice cut down a runner at the plate and another grounder ended the inning.
· Yale was finally able to break through in the eighth inning after a walk and an infield single put two on with one out. AJ Gaich lined a ball just inside the third-base bag for a two-run double.
· Yale would add a third run in the inning after a throwing error on a bunt with two outs.
· Yale broke the game open in the ninth inning as they took advantage of a couple errors and collected five hits to push across six runs.
· Ches Goodman (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing two runs on two hits and two strikeouts in one-plus inning of work.
· Rohan Handa (1-0) picked up the victory after allowing just two hits in 2.2 shutout innings.
Inside the Box Score
· The Citadel suffered its first loss of the season, but took the first two series for the first time since 2016.
· Noah Mitchell collected his first career multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.
· Tyler Corbitt also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4.
· Cam Jensen did not have an official at-bat on Sunday as he drew a walk in all three plate appearances.
· Brooks O’Brien collected a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning.
· Thomas Swafford and Chace Cooper each made their Citadel debuts in the ninth inning.