Bucs come up short in 4-2 loss to Birmingham SouthernMay 12, 2006
By CSU Sports Information
|Wes Brundridge had two hits and two RBI in loss|
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham Southern scored four runs in the first inning and made them hold up as the Panthers defeated Charleston Southern, 4-2, in Big South Conference baseball action on Friday night.
Charleston Southern falls to 17-36 on the season, 8-14 in Big South play. The Bucs' loss, coupled with UNC Asheville's win over Liberty, places CSU in seventh-place in the league standings. CSU is a game behind Asheville for the sixth and final spot in the Big South tournament. CSU would have to finish at least tied with Asheville in wins in order to qualify for the tournament.
Junior rightfielder Wes Brundridge had two hits and two RBI for the Buccaneers, who had five hits in the game. Brundridge now has 76 hits on the season, tied with Justin Fyle for the team lead. The CSU single-season record for hits is 77.
CSU starter Josh Evans took the loss for CSU, falling to 2-8 on the season. Evans allowed four runs on six hits in eight innings of work, striking out four.
Game two of the series is set for Saturday afternoon. Follow the action on livestats at bscsports.net, the athletic website of Birmingham Southern.