Bucs "Steal" Game Two 7-3May 18, 2007
By CSU Sports Information
|Adam Brown had three hits|
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Buccaneers claimed their second-straight Big South series with a 7-3 victory over Radford, Friday afternoon at Buccaneer Field. For the first time all season, the Bucs will have the opportunity for a Big South series sweep as the two teams play the final game of the regular season on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Charleston Southern (21-33, 6-16) scored seven runs on 12 hits, while Radford (10-34, 2-18) had nine hits, but scored just three runs. The Highlanders put the leadoff man on in eight of the nine innings, but solid pitching kept the Bucs in front.
Brandon Roberts got the victory as the Bucs used four different pitchers. Roberts gave up just one hit, while Andrew White gave up one run on two hits in 3.1 innings of work. The other two RU runs came against Joey Timmerman, while Mike Mead closed the ninth only allowing one hit.
Offensively, Adam Brown had three hits. Justin Fyle, Anthony Hayes, and Sean Doherty each had two, while Wes Brundridge, Chris Krogmeier and Stephen Herzog each notched one. The Bucs stole a season-high seven bases, with Doherty tying a school record by nabbing four of them.
The Bucs struck in the first as three of the first four batters reached on a single. With the bases loaded and one out, Doherty made if four-straight singles as he ripped a single over the first baseman’s head to score two.
CSU would add three more in the third as Fyle drew a leadoff walk. He came around to score as Hayes blasted a double down the leftfield line. Starting the game off right, Doherty recorded his third RBI on a single to score Hayes. Then Doherty took things into his own hands as he stole second, third, and home in the matter of four pitches, putting CSU up 5-0.
The first RU run came across in the fourth as two of the three CSU errors led to a run with Alex Gregory reaching on an error and coming around to score.
The Bucs got the run back in the sixth, as Matt Steele was hit by a pitch, giving way to pinch runner Ryan Smart. Smart came around, eventually scoring on a RBI single by Brown.
Radford scored once in each of the seventh and eighth innings, and the final CSU run came across in the bottom of the eighth, as Herzog reached on a single, and after stealing his 14th base of the season, scored on a Brundridge single to give the final 7-3 margin. Related Item: Box Score