CofC’s Postseason Run Ends in CAA Semifinals

Published: May. 28, 2022 at 10:23 PM EDT
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ELON, N.C. --- The Northeastern Huskies pushed across five runs with two outs in the second inning and put the brakes on a late College of Charleston rally to end the top-seeded Cougars’ run in the 2022 CAA Championship with a 6-3 decision on Saturday afternoon at Latham Park.

LEADING OFF

Final Score: Northeastern 6, College of Charleston 3

Location: Elon, N.C. (Latham Park)

Records: Charleston (37-19), Northeastern (31-28-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Northeastern struck first in the top of the second, plating five runs on a bases-clearing double by Jeff Costello and a two-run shot off the bat of Corey DiLoretto.
  • The Huskies pushed the margin to 6-0 on an RBI single by Teddy Beaudet in the fifth.
  • Charleston fought back in the home half, cutting the deficit to 6-2 on a two-run single from Landon Choboy.
  • Senior Tanner McCallister continued the rally in the sixth with a solo homer to left that trimmed the margin to 6-3.

KEY COUGARS

  • Harlan reached base three times and delivered his second multi-hit game of the week with a double, a single, a walk and a run scored.
  • Choboy collected his third and fourth RBI in a 24-hour span with his two-run single in the fifth.
  • McCallister mashed his third homer of the season and seventh of his career.
  • Sam Cochrane and Joseph Mershon each drew a pair of walks while Mershon added a single in a 1-for-2 effort.
  • Freshman Cole Mathis allowed one run and scattered four hits across five and one-third innings out of the ‘pen to keep the Cougars within striking distance.
  • Reed Parris retired all six batters he faced in the eighth and ninth.

FOR THE NOTEBOOK

  • With the setback, Charleston finishes the season as the final team eliminated before the championship round of the CAA Tournament for the second year in a row.
  • The Cougars stranded eight runners in scoring position and were limited to a 4-for-21 clip with men on base.
  • Northeastern scored all six of its runs with two outs.
  • Charleston plated at least two runs with two down for the 32nd time this season.