Four-Run Seventh Lifts Tribe Over Cougars in CAA Opener

Four-Run Seventh Lifts Tribe Over Cougars in CAA Opener

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. --- The William & Mary Tribe plated four in the seventh and two in the eighth to rally for a 7-3 win over College of Charleston on Friday evening in both teams’ Colonial Athletic Association opener at Patriots Point.

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LEADING OFF

Final Score: William & Mary 7, College of Charleston 3

Location: Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Records: Charleston (3-9, 0-1 CAA), William & Mary (2-6, 1-0 CAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Cougars took the early lead through Donald Hansis’ third homer of the year, a solo shot, on the first pitch of the bottom of the second. After William & Mary answered with one in the next half inning, Landon Choboy lifted a fly ball to deep center in the sixth to score Ari Sechopoulos from third to give the Cougars a 2-1 advantage. The Tribe countered with a four-run top of the seventh and added two in the eighth to take a 7-2 lead into the eighth. Harrison Hawkins snatched one back with a solo homer in the eighth and the Cougars left the tying run in the on-deck circle in the ninth.

STANDOUT PERFORMANCE

Cougar starter Ty Good battled his way through six and one-third innings, striking out seven and allowing two runs on four hits and four walks in his first career Friday night start.

NOTABLES

· Hawkins went 2-for-4 with his first homer of the season.

· Hansis added a 2-for-4 effort that included his third long ball of the campaign.

· Michael Schultz tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning with a strikeout.

NEXT UP

The Cougars return to the diamond on Saturday when they wrap up the weekend series against William & Mary with a doubleheader starting at 2:00 p.m. First pitch for game two will follow approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of game one.