Cougars split Saturday doubleheader with Hofstra
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Daniel Brooks and William Privette combined for a six-hit 4-0 shutout in game one before Hofstra rallied for a 7-6 walk-off victory in game two of a doubleheader on Saturday to edge College of Charleston, 2-1, in a back-and-forth weekend series in Colonial Athletic Association play.
Final Score (Game One): College of Charleston 4, Hofstra 0
Final Score (Game Two): Hofstra 7, College of Charleston 6
Location: Hempstead, N.Y. (University Field)
Records: Charleston (16-12, 4-2 CAA), Hofstra (12-10, 4-2 CAA)
HOW IT HAPPENED (Game One)
- The game remained scoreless until the sixth when Donald Hansis launched his second homer of the weekend – a solo shot – to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead.
- Sam Cochrane would double the advantage to 2-0 in the seventh beating out a double play ball allowing Joseph Mershon to score from third.
- Charleston tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the ninth to equal the final margin of 4-0.
- Brooks and Privette combined for nine strikeouts and held the Pride hitless in 11 opportunities with runners in scoring position.
HOW IT HAPPENED (Game Two)
- The Cougars struck first in game two taking a 1-0 advantage in the fifth when Mershon tripled to right and scored on a throwing error.
- A sac fly by JT Marr and an RBI single from Luke Wood in the sixth would stretch the lead to 3-0.
- Hofstra countered in the home half, plating four runs to take a 4-3 lead on a two-run homer off the bat of Nick Marrero.
- The Cougars answered right back in the seventh, reclaiming the advantage on a two-out, three-run bomb by Trotter Harlan that put CofC ahead 6-4.
- Hofstra would respond in the bottom of the frame with a two-out, two-run double from Anthony D’Onofrio that tied the score at 6-6.
- Steve Harrington delivered the clutch hit in the ninth with a walk-off homer to give Hofstra the 7-6 victory.
- Marr and Cochrane led the way for the Cougars with three hits each in the twin-bill. Cochrane drove in a pair with a double in each game.
- Hansis homered his second straight game and for the fifth time this season with a solo shot in game one.
- Harlan launched his fourth home run of the campaign in game two.
- Brooks delivered one of his best outings as a Cougar scattering five hits and striking out six in six scoreless to earn his second collegiate win in game one.
- Privette fanned three in three shutout frames to collect his fifth save of the season in the opener.
FOR THE NOTEBOOK
- Charleston’s victory in game one marks the Cougars’ first win at Hofstra since the 2014 season.
- The two teams combined for a 0-for-17 clip (six for Charleston, 11 for Hofstra) with runners in scoring position in game one.
- Game two starter Connor Campbell stymied the Pride through the first five innings holding Hofstra to four hits while striking out four.
- Harlan, Marr and Mershon each accounted for two hits in the nightcap.
The Cougars will return home to host Presbyterian in midweek action on Tuesday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at Patriots Point.
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