CHARLESTON, S.C. - Dylan Stewart connected on a pair of RBI triples in support of R.J. Petit’s complete-game shutout as Charleston Southern topped Longwood in the Buccaneers’ Big South opener on Friday night, 7-0.
Stewart connected on an RBI triple that short-hopped the fence in right centerfield in the bottom of the third inning to put the Bucs on the board. He added a two-run triple down the right field line the next inning to provide Petit all the support he needed on the night.
The CSU (1-3, 1-0 Big South) ace carried a perfect game into the fifth inning and needed just 94 pitches in the complete-game effort as Petit (1-1) went the distance in his second outing of the season. Petit surrendered just four singles and pitched around two hits-batsmen on the way to his first collegiate shutout.
Houston Parker added a 2-for-4 outing at the plate with a double and two RBI, while Tyrell Brewer added two runs scored and a stolen base. Christian Maggio and Reid Hardwick also added their first doubles of the season.
Dominick D’Ercole (1-2) suffered the loss for the Lancers (4-5, 0-1 Big South) as the freshman right-hander surrendered six runs on nine hits in the contest. Sean Gibbons, Nick Paasch, and Zane Eggleston added relief appearances in the loss.
How They Scored
- Dylan Stewart tripled to right centerfield in the bottom of the third inning scoring Reid Hardwick on the play for the Bucs’ first run of the game.
- Stewart came around to score two pitches later on a wild pitch to put the Bucs ahead 2-0 in the third.
- Stewart’s second triple of the game, this one down the right field line, scored MJ Sasapan and Cole Aldrich on the play to put the Bucs ahead 4-0 in the fourth inning.
- Houston Parker and Christian Maggio connected on back-to-back one-out doubles in the bottom of the fifth inning with Tyrell Brewer and Parker both scoring to extend the Bucs’ lead to 6-0.
- Parker added an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning with Brewer crossing the plate for the second time in the game to cap the scoring.
News & Notes
- Stewart became just the third Buccaneer to record at least two triples in a single game and the first since Jesse Cochenhour achieved the feat back in the 2000 season against CofC. Todd Carter remains the CSU single-game record-holder with three triples set against Benedict back in 1984.
- Friday night was CSU’s first shutout since the Bucs topped USC Upstate, 9-0, back on May 10, 2019, behind a complete-game performance from Jaret Bennett.
- Friday night was also CSU’s first complete-game effort from a CSU pitcher since Bennett picked up the 2-1 win over Kansas on February 21 last season.
- Head Coach Marc MacMillan recorded his first collegiate coaching win on Friday night at the helm of the Bucs.
- Tyrell Brewer continued his four-game hitting streak on Friday night.