Second inning explosion propels Campbell past CSUApril 22, 2003
by CSU Sports Information
|Jordan Haar hit his first of two home runs on the day.|
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Campbell University scored 10 runs in the second inning and never looked back, defeating host Charleston Southern, 19-5, in college baseball action on Tuesday afternoon.
The game was called after seven innings and three hours as CSU had to play the second game of an unusual day-night doubleheader, leaving CSU to play at The College of Charleston on Tuesday night.
Shortstop Tom Rispoli delivered the biggest blow of the decisive second inning, a grand slam off of CSU starter Nino Fasulo (0-5). Rispoli finished with three hits and seven RBI on the day. Leadoff hitter Jeff Blick tallied four hits, while Sal DeAnda and Derek Barrows tallied three hits each. All total, Campbell ripped off 18 hits, with the top three hitters in the lineup picking up 10 safeties.
Fasulo last just 1 2/3 innings, allowing 10 runs on eight hits. The right-hander struggled with his control, hitting four batters and walking another.
Campbell's Rob Finch (2-4) picked up the win, overcoming a shaky start that saw him allow three runs in the first inning. Finch completed five innings, allowing seven hits and four earned runs on the day.
CSU's offensive effort was paced by centerfielder Jordan Haar, who had two hits, including a two-run homerun in the fifth. Rightfielder Brandon Massey added two hits for the Buccaneers, who fall to 15-27 on the season. Campbell improves to 18-23 with the win.Related Item: Box Score