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Cougars Fall to Top-Seeded Huskies Thursday in CAA Tournament

Published: May. 28, 2021 at 12:45 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. --- The top-seeded Northeastern Huskies struck for six runs in the first inning and held fourth-seeded College of Charleston to two runs over the final seven frames en route to a 10-3 win over the Cougars in the second round of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship on Thursday afternoon at Brooks Field.

LEADING OFF

Final Score: Northeastern 10, College of Charleston 3

Location: Wilmington, N.C. (Brooks Field)

Records: Charleston (25-24), Northeastern (33-9)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Huskies pushed across six runs in the opening inning and scored four runs over the next four frames to take a 10-1 lead into the sixth. Jared Kirven provided the early offense for the Cougars with a solo shot to left in the second and Charleston pushed two across in the eighth to cap the scoring.

NOTABLES

· Steffy continued his strong start to the Championship with a 2-for-4 effort that included an RBI single in the eighth.

· Kirven launched his fourth homer of the season to get the Cougars on the board in the second.

· Trotter Harlan finished 2-for-4 with a run scored in the leadoff spot.

· Brooks Lucas allowed one run on four hits and fanned four over three and two-thirds innings of relief work.

· Michael Schultz tossed a scoreless eighth with one strikeout.

NEXT UP

The Cougars will meet No. 6 William & Mary in an elimination game on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m.