Late Homerun Pushes Marshall Past BuccaneersFebruary 17, 2007
By CSU Sports Information
|Wes Brundridge hit his fourth homerun of the season|
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Marshall out-hit Charleston Southern 15-13, Saturday afternoon at Buccaneer Field, taking the 11-9 victory over the Buccaneers in the second of a three-game series between the two teams. Marshall evened their record at 1-1, while CSU fell to 5-2 on the season with the loss.
All but one Buccaneer starter recorded a hit in the offensive battle that saw 10 combined pitchers, five for each team.
The Bucs struck first, Saturday, with Brundridge reaching on an error by the third-baseman Matt Helm, and after advancing on a pair of wild pitches, scored on a single up the middle by Stephen Herzog.
Marshall put a three-spot on the board in the second when a lead-off walk to Brandon Cassamissima came back to haunt Rowland. The Herd would string together a couple of hits
After Will Rodriguez reached on a single, Brundridge brought him around with a homer over the left field wall, tying the game at 3-3.
The tie was short-lived, though, as Brendan Murphy hit a homerun over the left-centerfield wall to put Marshall back on top 1-0. With two on, a Thad Ledford fly ball to the corner in left looked like Marshall’s second homer of the inning, but Fyle corralled it on the warning track to get out of the inning.
Charleston Southern would get back on top in a big way in the fourth inning, scoring six runs on six hits, including a two-run homerun by Herzog, his third of the season.
The Bucs would need all of those runs, though, as the first three batters to come to the plate for Marshall in the fifth would come around to score, as they closed the gap to a 9-7 CSU advantage.
Murphy would strike again in the top of the seventh, as he hit his second homer of the season, this time going to right-center for a three-run homerun to put Marshall back on top 10-9.
Marshall would add one more in the ninth with a Murphy double to the centerfield fence, scoring Jimmy Mathias from first.
The series will be decided Sunday at 1 p.m. at Collins Park.Related Item: Box Score