Offensive Outbursts Help Cougars Complete Weekend Sweep Of Tribe
MT. PLEASANT, SC - Bradley Dixon (Greenwood, S.C.), Logan McRae (Florence, S.C.), and Danny Wondrack (Wall, N.J.) each drove in three runs to lead the College of Charleston baseball team to wins in both games of a doubleheader of William and Mary on Saturday with wins of 8-7 and 7-2 in Colonial Athletic Association play, completing a weekend sweep.
With the victories, College of Charleston (19-6, 3-0 CAA) completes its fourth series sweep of the season, and has won each of its six weekend series to date. The Cougars totaled 15 runs on 29 hits – including six for extra bags – in the doubleheader sweep, while holding William and Mary (8-16, 0-3 CAA) to nine runs on 20 base hits.
Dupree Hart (Rock Hill, S.C.) paced the Cougars with six hits in a pair of 3-for-5 efforts to extend his reached-base streak to 41 games, while Dixon went 5-for-8 with three RBIs and two runs scored. McRae drove in three runs – all in game one – while Wondrack set the tone with a two-run homer in game two for his team-leading eighth bomb of the season. Dixon plated two runs in game one, and one in game twoMcRae and Luke Morgan (New Lenox, Ill.) each collected two doubles.
Griffin McLarty (Buckner, Ky.) received plenty of help from his offense to run his season record to 5-0 in game one, despite surrendering four runs on seven hits while striking out five in five frames. Carter Love (Charlotte, N.C.) allowed three runs – one earned – on four hits in one and one-third relief innings, Clay Hunt (Fort Mill, S.C.) retired two batters to end the seventh. Nathan Ocker (Middletown, Pa.) struck out two in two scoreless frames to notch his fifth save, and second of the weekend.
Jakob Frishmuth (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) surrendered two runs, and struck out six in six innings of work in game two to record his fourth win. Hunt pitched a scoreless seventh in his second appearance of the day, while Love tossed two shutout innings to close out the win.
Jason Waldman paced the Tribe with a 2-for-5 effort and four RBIs in game one, including a go-ahead three-run homer, while Matt McDermott went 4-for-8 with one RBI in the twin-bill. Hunter Smith added three hits, and Colin Lipke collected the Tribe's lone extra-base hit of the weekend with a double in game two.
Bodie Sheehan took the loss in game one, surrendering seven runs on 11 hits in four innings, while Andrew Burnick and Charlie Fletcher combined for one run on five hits in the final four frames. In game two, Jacob Haney allowed two runs on two hits and three walks in two innings to take the loss. Michael Toner gave up three runs – two earned on five hits in two and two-thirds, while Wade Strain and Robert White combined for two runs on five hits in the final three and one-third innings.
The Cougars return to the diamond on Tuesday when they host No. 30 Coastal Carolina in the second and final game of the season series. First pitch is set for 6:00 pm at Patriots Point.