The Citadel takes series opener over Long Island, 6-1

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Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 9:07 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel got another quality start from Cameron Reeves, and a three-hit day from Noah Mitchell, to earn a 6-1 victory over LIU in the series opener Friday afternoon inside Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

Game Information

Score: The Citadel 6, LIU 1

Records: LIU (0-8), The Citadel (5-4)

Location: Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park (Charleston, South Carolina)

Series: The Citadel leads 1-0

How it Happened

  • The Sharks got on the board in the third inning after a one-out walk came around to score on a double steal.
  • The Bulldogs got on the board in the fourth after the first batter of the inning reached on a dropped line drive in the outfield. After a single put two runners in scoring, Wells Sykes and Noah Mitchell each delivered RBI groundouts.
  • The Citadel added two more runs in the sixth inning when Sykes doubled down the third-base line and scored on Noah Mitchell’s triple to right center.
  • Travis Eliott followed by driving in Mitchell with a single to left field.
  • The Bulldogs added a run in the seventh inning after a leadoff single from Sawyer Reeves came in to score on a bunt base hit from Elliott.
  • The Citadel added another insurance run in the eighth as Thomas Rollauer walked and stole second.
  • After moving to third on a groundout, Luke Montenery delivered a sacrifice fly to right center.

Inside the Box Score

  • Cameron Reeves improved to 3-0 on the season after he allowed just one run on five hits and six strikeouts over 6.0 innings.
  • Conner Cummiskey picked up his second save of the season by allowing just two hits and striking out four over 3.0 shutout innings.
  • Noah Mitchell led the way offensively by going 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs.
  • Travis Elliott came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a pair of runs driven in.
  • Sawyer Reeves added a pair of hits and scored two runs.
  • Alec Huertas (0-2) suffered the loss after allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits over 5.1 innings.

On Deck

The two teams play the middle game of the three-game series Saturday at 2 p.m.