Bucs Drop Two To BrownMarch 24, 2007
By CSU Sports Information
|Senior Stephen Herzog|
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Buccaneers were forced to play catch up in both games, and were unable to do so, as they dropped both games of a double header to Brown University, Saturday at Buccaneer Field. After falling 11-7 in game one, the Bucs fell 9-6 in game two.
Charleston Southern drops to 12-17 on the season, while Brown improved to 3-8 with the sweep. The two teams will play again Sunday at 3 p.m., at Collins Park, and will wrap up the four-game series with a 2 p.m. game on Monday afternoon at Buccaneer Field.
The Bucs pounded out four homeruns and 20 hits in the two losses, but gave up a combined 20 runs on 25 hits to Brown. Stephen Herzog led the way with four hits in nine at-bats, while Brundridge was close behind leading off both games with a walk, and going three-for-seven at the plate. Each hit his fifth homerun of the season, staying tied for the team lead. Keith Stewart went deep for the second time this season, while David Perkins hit his first homer of the season.
Starters Ryan Rowland and Andrew White took the two losses, while the Bucs pitched by committee in the second game. CSU was forced to use a combined nine pitchers in the first two games of a four-game series against Brown. The Bears got two of their best starts all year with game-one starter James Cramphin almost doubling his innings this season with his third start, going 9.2 innings for the victory. Will Wiedig got his second victory of the season in game two, going five innings.
Brown scored in the top of the first inning in each of the two games, scoring one run in game one on an RBI double by Jeff Dietz. The Bucs would take their only lead of the day in the third inning on a three-run shot by Herzog to right field.
The Bear answer would come in the form of a three-run shot by Bryan Tews in the top of the fourth. That would put Brown on top for good. The two teams would trade runs in the next two innings, before a four-run seventh broke the game open, and allowed the bears to hold on for the 11-7 victory.
In game two, it was a two-spot that the Bears put on the board to start the game, as a two-base error led to two runs by Brown. The Bears would add three in the second and one in the third, and despite a sacrifice fly by Lionel Greene in the second, scoring Chris Krogmeier, the Bucs found themselves in a hole, trailing 6-1.
A two-run homerun by Stewart in the fifth started a rally, and the Bucs would add one more run in the inning on a sacrifice fly by Perkins. Perkins would also hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh, closing the gap to 9-6, but the rally would end there for CSU.
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