Bucs Host Cougars, Game NotesMarch 30, 2009
By CSU Sports InformationThe Game
The Bucs and Cougars will take the field for the second meeting of the season, a non-conference match up between the cross-town rivals. The College took the victory in the first meeting of the season by a final of 13-4. The Cougars out-hit the Bucs 16-9, but the Buc pitching staff retired more batters at the plate 8-4.
Complete Game Notes
R-So. Scotty Radabaugh was the first Buc to tally four hits in a single game for the 2009 season in the Bucs’ last game aginst C of C. Four others have joined Radabaugh with four hits in a game since.
The Cougars enter the game off a huge win over SoCon member Furman University, 27-9. The Cougars hit 21 homers in the series. The Cougars have scored double digit runs in eight games this season, and have won by double digits in six games.
The Cougars are batting .347 as a team, and are led from the plate by short stop Joey Bergman batting an incredible .456 in 24 games. Eight of the nine Cougar starters are batting batting above .300, with four above .350. Designated hitter Ryan Daniels is second for the team at the plate, batting .397 in 17 appearances, while center fielder Matt Masilla leads the team with 11 homers and ties for the lead with Brandon Sizemore with 33 RBI.
Bucs Put an End to VMI Series Rally
The Bucs 9-5 victory over VMI on March 27 put an end to a 7-game winning streak the Keydets held over the Bucs dating back to 2006. The Bucs took the VMI series 2-1, also putting an end to a two series sweep the Keydets held over the Bucs.
Bucs Show Up Big Against VMI
R-So. Nick Chinners hit for the cycle in the March 27 game against VMI. It is the first time in his career to do so, and the first time in recent history for the Buccaneer program.
Senior Keith Hustedt tallied his first home run of the season and his third of his CSU career, with a walk-off grandslam against the Keydets in the same March 27 game, on a 2-2 count with 2 outs, to push the Bucs to a 9-5 victory over the Keydets for the first time in seven games.
New Bests for the Buccaneers
The Bucs’ game against VMI on March 29 marked many firsts for the Bucs this season:
Jesse Cadenehad pitched the first full game of his career and for the Buc pitching staff this season. He tallied the win to go with it.
The Bucs’ March 29 game 2, win over VMI, their 7th conference victory of the season, pushed them past their conference wins of last season (6-15), tied the 2007 campaign (7-15), and is only one shy of 2006 (8-16).
The Bucs’ 7-4 conference start is the best since 2002 when they started 8-4.