Third-ranked Nebraska handles Bucs, 11-1February 16, 2006
By CSU Sports Information
|Wes Brundridge had three hits for the Bucs|
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nebraska shortstop Ryan Wehrle belted a homerun and drove in five runs as the third-ranked Cornhuskers defeated the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, 11-1, in college baseball action at Buccaneer Field on Thursday afternoon.
Nebraska (1-0) scored four runs in the first inning and put the game away with three runs in the seventh and two runs in the eighth. Starter Tony Watson earned the win, allowing seven hits and one run through six innings.
Charleston Southern scored their lone run in the bottom of the first but had several scoring chances in the early part of the contest. The Bucs left 11 runners on base.
Junior outfielder Wes Brundridge tallied three of CSU's eight hits on the day, reaching base in all five plate appearances.
Taking the loss for CSU was lefty Mike Mead, who allowed six earned runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Nebraska came into the contest ranked third nationally by Collegiate Baseball Magazine, becoming the highest ranked opponent to ever play at Charleston Southern. CSU has now played five games this season against teams ranked in the nation's top 10.
CSU returns to action on Saturday, hosting Boston College in a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.
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