Baseball Bucs upset 17th-ranked College of Charleston, 2-1April 19, 2006
By CSU Sports Information
|Ryan Rowland earned his fifth win of the season|
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Junior Ryan Rowland blanked the 17th-ranked College of Charleston Cougars on one hit through eight innings, and relief pitcher Ryan Sowers worked out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth as Charleston Southern downed the Cougars, 2-1, in college baseball action at Patriots Point Field on Wednesday.
With the win, Charleston Southern improved to 15-29. The Cougars fell to 30-9.
Rowland, who improved to 5-1 on the season, allowed only a Joey Friddle bunt single in the third inning and Chris Campbell's single with one out in the ninth. Rowland, who allowed a run on just two hits with three walks and one strikeout, induced the Cougars into 15 fly ball outs over 8 1/3 innings.
Sowers came on and gave up a hit to Alex Garabedian and an RBI single to Michael Harrington that cut the margin to 2-1. Sowers walked Graham Maiden with two outs to load the bases, but got Friddle on a grounder back to the mound to end the game. Sowers earned his second save of the season.
CSU took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth on Neil Krock's RBI single in the second, and a run-producing grounder by Chris Krogmeier in the eighth.
Junior rightfielder Wes Brundridge extended his hitting streak to 17 games with two hits on the night. Krogmeier also had two hits for Charleston Southern.
Charleston Southern will host Lipscomb University in a three-game non-conference series beginning on Friday at 2:30 p.m.Related Item: Box Score