HARRISONBURG, Va. --- Trotter Harlan and Tanner Steffy each delivered a key hit in a three-run sixth and Connor Campbell held James Madison to one run over six innings of work to earn the win and lead College of Charleston to a 3-1 victory on Sunday afternoon in Colonial Athletic Association play.
Final Score: College of Charleston 3, James Madison 1
Location: Harrisonburg, Va.
Records: Charleston (9-13, 5-4 CAA), James Madison (5-7, 2-1 CAA)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dukes took an early 1-0 lead through a solo homer from Fox Semones in the third inning. After Harlan tied the game with a two-out, opposite field solo shot to right in the sixth, Steffy delivered with a go-ahead, two-run double to score Ari Sechopoulos and Harrison Hawkins in the same frame to put the Cougars ahead 3-1. Guillermo Granier recorded two outs in relief of Campbell in the seventh and Zach Williams fanned two over the final two and one-third innings to earn his third save.
Campbell delivered a quality start in his first start of the season allowing one run on four hits and striking out six in six frames. The 6-foot, 190-pound southpaw struck out the side in the fifth and earned his third win of the season.
· Steffy went 2-for-4 with a single and a two-run double to pace the offense.
· Harlan sparked the offense with his first homer of the season in the sixth.
· Joseph Mershon extended his reached base streak to 11 games with a fourth-inning walk.
· Williams struck out two and allowed one hit over two and one-third scoreless innings to collect his third save of the season.