Bucs Drop Doubleheader as Blue Hose Complete SweepApril 18, 2009
By CSU Sports Information
CHARELSTON, SC- The Buccaneers (13-26, 4-16) and Blue Hose (8-28, 4-16) took the field for a double header on Saturday afternoon, dropping both on the afternoon. After late runs in the first game pushed the Blue Hose to a victory, they would again find themselves the victors in the second game after a late rally in the tenth inning.
The Bucs dropped the first game 5-1 after the Blue Hose scored four runs in the ninth. The Bucs took the early offensive lead scoring one run in the third, and holding the Blue Hose scoreless until the seventh when they would tie the game with a run of their own.
Lead off batter Scotty Radabaugh would bring home senior catcher Jake Cox on a RBI single putting the Bucs up 1-0. The Blue Hose would get on the board in the seventh on a solo homer from first baseman Kenny Bryant to tie the game at one run apiece.
The Blue Hose would take the game after scoring four runs in the ninth inning, two unearned due to pitching and fielding errors.
The Bucs were lead offensively from the plate by first baseman Nick Chinners who went 2 for 4, while lead off batter Scotty Radabaugh tallied the sole RBI for the Bucs.
Presbyterian’s opener, Mitchell Odom would tally his second win of the season in 8.0 innings of work while allowing six hits and the one Buc run, while senior closer Tyler Thornburg would tally the loss in 2.0 innings of work.
Game One Box Score
The Bucs again found themselves on the bottom as the Blue Hose jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first three innings, before the Bucs were able to put a run on the board in the fourth on an RBI single from Nick Chinners to drive home center fielder Tom Burkett.
The Blue Hose would add to their tally with two more runs in the fifth before the Bucs would answer with runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to pull ahead by one, 5-4. Freshman Patrick Dolan would drop his seventh homer of the season in the sixth inning, while Scotty Radabaugh took advantage of a wild pitch to cross home in the seventh to bring the Bucs within one.
Senior Mark Perry tallied his first RBI of the game on base hit to drive home Brantley Meier from third, and after a pitching change for the Blue Hose, senior Jake Cox would take advantage of a wild pitch to cross for the second run of the inning, putting the Bucs up one.
The Blue Hose, however, would score on a sacrifice fly to even that game and sent it into extra innings as the Bucs were unable to capitalize in the bottom of the inning. The Blue Hose would find their rhythm in the tenth as they dropped back to back homers, a two run shot and a solo to complete their eight runs on the game, while the Bucs would leave a man stranded after only one hit to close out the game.
Game Two Box Score
The Bucs' next head to Statesboro, Georgia to take on Georgia Southern on April 21 for a 6:00 p.m. game.