Bucs drop marathon slugfest with The Citadel, 13-12April 4, 2006
By CSU Sports Information
|Justin Fyle has 16 RBI in the last seven games|
CHARLESTON, S.C. – In a classic mid-week college baseball game, The Citadel Bulldogs out-scored the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, 13-12, in action on Tuesday afternoon at Buccaneer Field. The game lasted three hours and forty-five minutes.
The teams combined to use 11 pitchers and tallied 31 hits between them. CSU committed four errors while the Bulldogs had three and pitchers from both teams combined for 10 walks and seven hit batters.
When the dust had settled, the Bulldogs had improved to 16-13 overall while the Bucs drop to 11-23. The Citadel won both games of the two-game season series.
Third baseman Mark Egleton led The Citadel with five runs batted in, including a three-run homerun in the first inning. Zach Brown, Matt Matulia and Sid Fallaw each had three hits for the Bulldogs.
Charleston Southern’s Justin Fyle was the top bat for the Buccaneers, finishing with three hits and four RBI. Anthony Hayes and David Perkins each tallied three hits while Adam Brown had two. Perkins finished the game with two RBI.
Fyle continued his torrid hitting pace over the last seven games. The junior from Chapel Hill, North Carolina has 19 hits in his last 32 at bats with 16 RBI over the last seven contests. He leads CSU in homeruns, hits and RBI.
Tim Martin earned the victory for The Citadel, his first of the season, while Link Saunders notched his ninth save with two scoreless innings of work.
CSU’s fifth pitcher, freshman Andrew White, took the loss and fell to 0-2 on the season. White allowed one run on three hits in 2 2/3 innings.
The Citadel scored four runs in the first and led 5-1 heading into the second inning when the Buccaneers put up eight runs, aided by five walks. The Bulldogs scored three runs in the fourth to tie the game at nine but the Bucs took a 10-9 lead with a single run in the bottom of the fourth.
A run in the sixth tied the game at 10 before CSU struck for two more runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 12-10 lead. The Bulldogs then scored the final three runs of the game, all in the top of the seventh inning for the victory.
Charleston Southern returns to action on Wednesday with a game at Savannah State before a three-game Big South Conference series at UNC Asheville this weekend. Related Item: Box Score