Bucs Take on Paladins, Game NotesApril 22, 2009
By CSU Sports Information
CSU continues their non-conference road trip with a stop at Furman for their second meeting of the season with the Paladins. It is the Bucs second meeting this week with a Southern Conference team. Their first meeting of the season with Furman, at Buccaneer Ballpark, the Paladins took the victory 8-1.
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The Paladins are entering the game off a non-conference win over Gardner-Webb on Tuesday evening in Latham Stadium. The win brings the Paladins to 17-20 on the season while their SoCon record holds at 6-12.
The Paladins are batting .286 as a team with Marcus Rose leading from the plate averaging .357. Last time out against CSU, Rose helped lead the Paladins from the plate going 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs. Catcher Matt Hemingway also tallied three hits, on six at-bats, and sits third in batting currently with a .323.
Paladins starter, J.P. Goldsberry, has made 11 appearances on the mound this season, tallying a 2-4 record in 29.2 innings pitched. Batters are hitting .382 against the right hander for a 10.01 era.
The Bucs are also entering off non-conference game against another SoCon team, Georgia Southern, on Tuesday evening. Despite being the first on the board, the Bucs dropped the game 12-1. Nick Chinners and Tyler Thornburg lead from the plate with two hits each, with Thornburg tallying the RBI to bring home Tom Burkett for the run.
Chinners continues to lead the Bucs from the plate with a .374 average in 40 games, amassing 55 hits and 29 runs. Dolan shares many of Chinners’ numbers with 55 hits and 29 runs of his own, while tying with Thornburg for the team lead in homers with seven on the season so far.
A starting pitcher for the Bucs has not been announced yet.
Slugging it out
In two games at High Point, the Bucs pounded out 28 runs on 37 hits, splitting the double header with the Panthers. CSU had a combined five doubles, one triple and five home runs over the two-game stretch, including three homers by Tyler Thornburg. With a 21-4 victory in game one, it was the sixth time this season CSU has scored at least 10 runs, and the first time since May 11, 2002 that they have scored at least 20 runs. Thornburg set a new CSU record with eight RBI in the contest, while tying the school mark with five runs scored.
Game Time Change
The Bucs have announced a game time change for their scheduled game against conference rival Radford on Friday, April 24. Originally scheduled for 3 p.m. at Buccaneer Ballpark, first pitch has been puched back an hour and is slated for 2 p.m.