Early lead not enough as Bucs fall to College of Charleston, 8-5March 15, 2006
By CSU Sports Information
|Anthony Hayes hit his first homerun of the season|
CHARLESTON, S.C. - For the second consecutive day, the Charleston Southern Buccaneers were unable to hold a lead late in the game as they dropped an 8-5 decision to city rival College of Charleston on Wednesday afternoon at Buccaneer Field.
Charleston Southern falls to 8-14 on the season with the loss while the Cougars improve to 14-4 overall. CSU returns to action on Friday at VMI, the first of three Big South Conference games with the Keydets.
CSU scored three times in the first and held a 4-0 lead after three innings as CSU starter Mark Terifaj performed well in his first career start. Terifaj allowed just one hit and three runs over 4 1/3 innings before leaving in the fifth.
College of Charleston scored three times in the fifth but CSU's Anthony Hayes made it 5-3 with his first homerun of the season in the bottom of the fifth.
The Cougars took the lead with a four-run seventh and added a run in the eighth for the victory. CSU finished the game with 12 hits but managed only two hits over the final four innings.
Freshman Brandon Roberts took the loss for CSU, dropping to 1-1 on the season. Tim McCarty picked up the win, his first of the season, for the Cougars.
Hayes finished the game with two hits and two RBI. Junior rightfielder Wes Brundridge and junior centerfielder Chris Krogmeier tallied three hits each and senior outfielder Justin Fyle had two hits.
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