Bucs Fall 5-0 To Winthrop April 21, 2007
By CSU Sports Information
|Senior Anthony Hayes|
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Again it was a solid pitching performance by Winthrop that pushed the Eagles (24-19, 10-1) past Charleston Southern (16-29, 2-12) by a count of 5-0, Saturday afternoon.
D.J. Throneburg took the loss for CSU, going 6.2 innings and giving up five runs on nine hits. Payton Tweddale came in relief in the seventh, striking out the first batter he faced in the game. The Bucs again struggled at the plate, managing only three hits on the day in the second-straight complete game performance by a Winthrop pitcher. This time it was Jason Franzblau who went the distance for the victory.
Despite the first four Winthrop batters hitting ground balls, they took the lead as Chris Carrara led off with a single to second, coming around to score on a couple of ground ball outs. John Murrian also reached on a single and came around to score on a grounder to the shortstop.
The Bucs would hold Winthrop at 2-0, giving themselves a chance to come back, until the seventh inning. Phil Carey cleared the bases with a three-run homerun to put the Eagles up 5-0.
Charleston Southern finally threatened in the eighth as Mark Perry and Lionel Greene each had singles, and an error for Sean Doherty loaded the bases, but with two outs, the Bucs stranded all three.
The Bucs have won at least one game in each of the last two series, and will try to keep that alive by taking game three, Sunday at 2 p.m.