Rain Cuts Baseball Short; Bucs Fall 8-6 to WinthropMay 7, 2006
By CSU Sports Information
|Wes Brundridge was 3-for-4|
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern (17-34, 8-13) jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but it wasn’t enough as the Buccaneers fell to Winthrop (36-12, 13-5) in game three of the Big South Conference series Sunday afternoon at Buccaneer Field. After almost a two hour rain delay, the game was ended with Winthrop leading 8-6, after playing just six full innings of play.
Despite pitching well to start the game, giving up just one run on four hits in the first four innings, Senior Josh Evans took the loss for CSU. Evans was responsible for all eight runs scored by Winthrop,but was only charged with six earned runs. In just two innings of work, Jonathan Settle earned the win for Winthrop.
The Buccaneers strung together three singles and two doubles to take a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Wes Brundridge and Justin Fyle each recorded a single to lead off the game, and both runners scored on a two-RBI double in the left-centerfield gap by Chris Krogmeier. Sean Doherty scored Krogmeier as he put a double down the leftfield line and was scored on a slow-roller in front of the plate by Lionel Greene, giving CSU the 4-0 advantage.
CSU added to their lead as the started off the second inning with three straight hits. Brundridge led the charge again with a single up the middle. Brundridge scored as Fyle knocked a triple into the right field corner. Fyle would then score on a single by David Perkins, giving CSU a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning.
Winthrop would come roaring back, taking the lead with a three-run fifth, and four-run sixth inning. The four-run sixth came off the bat of Jacob Dempsey, who gave the Eagles the lead with a grand slam, his 15th homerun of the season.
After surrendering the lead, the lightning hit, suspending the game for 30 minutes, and eventually ending the game in the top of the seventh inning.
Charleston Southern will host their final home game of the 2006 season as they face the College of Charleston on Wednesday. The first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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