Marshall Takes Series With Second Come-From-Behind WinFebruary 18, 2007
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern (5-3) took an early lead but for the second day in a row, Marshall (2-1) came from behind, beating the Buccaneers 2-1, Sunday, at Collins Park.
Charleston Southern got a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning after Wes Brundridge started things off with a double off the leg of a diving shortstop. A single by Justin Fyle put runners on the corners with no outs, and Stephen Herzog was able to score the run from third on a sacrifice fly to the wall in centerfield. CSU was unable to plate any more runs the rest of the game, despite getting 10 hits.
Brundridge, Fyle and Lionel Greene each had two hits on the day for CSU. Starter D.J. Throneburg pitched seven innings for CSU, striking out five, but giving up both runs. The Buccaneers also committed three errors on the day.
A diving catch by Brundridge in the top of the second saved a run and preserved, for the moment, the Buccaneer lead. CSU tried to add to that lead in the bottom of the inning, but a good relay throw pegged Mark Perry at home plate on a double to right-center by Greene.
Matt Helm was hit to lead off the fifth inning for the Herd, and with good baserunning went from first to third on a sacrifice bunt by Mason Chapman. A ground ball to third was all it took for Marshall to tie the game at one.
The Bucs had their chances again in the bottom of the inning, loading the bases, but with two outs, they were unable to make the most of the opportunity.
After getting two outs, it looked like Throneburg was out of the seventh inning, but two consecutive singles, followed by two consecutive walks plated the other Marshal run, giving them the lead.
That would be all that relief pitcher Nick Wolle would need as he finished his second save of the weekend, giving up just one hit and striking out four.
The Bucs will face College of Charleston for the second time this season on Tuesday at Buccaneer Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.Related Item: Box Score