Bucs and Cougars Meet for Final Showdown, Game NotesMay 5, 2009
By CSU Sports Information
The Bucs return to the field after time off for finals to face non-conference cross-town rivals Cougars of College of Charleston for a doubleheader on Wednesday evening. The Bucs are entering off a 2-1 series win over conference rival Radford taking the last two games after dropping the first.
The Cougars and Bucs have met two times previously this season, with the Cougars taking both games.
Complete Game Notes
Jesse Cadenhead was just shy of pitching his second complete game of the season going 8.1 innings in game three against the Highlanders, while Chinners continues to lead the Bucs from the plate batting .377.
Senior Tyler Thornburg is on track to the All-Time Record for homers in a single season, with 11 so far this season, only 4 shy of the standing 15 set in 2004 by Jordan Haar.
The Bucs will be throwing Anthony Markham in game one, and Jesse Cadenhead in game two. Markham is 2-5 on the season, and has seen the second most work from the mound with 55.0 innings. Cadenhead has seen just slightly more time on the mound with 56.2, and is 4-3 on the season with one complete game.
The Cougars enter the doubleheader on a five-game winning streak including a sweep over SoCon member Davidson and wins over Big South members UNC Asheville and Coastal Carolina. The Cougars are batting .356 as a team with third baseman Joey Bergman on fire with a .450 average. Left fielder Clay McCord is also batting over .400 as a starter, while six other regular starters are batting over .300.
Bucs Add Make-Up Game with USC Upstate
The Buccaneers and Spartans will play a game Thursday, May 7 at 6 pm in Spartanburg. The game is to make up a rainout scheduled between the two teams earlier in the season. Stay with CSUSports.com for updates and schedule changes for the Buccaneers.
HOME RUN- AGAIN and AGAIN!
Four Buccaneers have hit two home runs in a single game this season, but only two people in CSU school history can say they have hit three out in a game. Tyler Thornburg tied Hardy Ferguson’s 1988 record with three long-balls against Furman. Thornburg also tied the school record with four extra base hits in a game, adding a double to his day against Furman.
Earlier in the season, Thornburg hit two in one game against High Point, joining Patrick Dolan, Tom Burkett and Blake Hunt as Bucs who have hit two homers in one game this year.
Senior Kory Morian holds the longest hitting streak of the season for the Bucs, at 13 games with at least one hit. The leading active streak is four games by senior short stop Mark Perry.
Lead-off batter, Scotty Radabaugh leads the team for most hits in a single game, with five against the Air Force Academy in their Feb. 28 game. Four other Bucs have four hits in a game including Radabaugh who started it with four hits against C of C. Thornburg and Morian joined the rank in their March 17 game at Auburn with four apiece, while Dolan did the same on March 22 at Gardner-Webb. Chinners’ cycle performance on March 27 also put him in the ranks with four hits in a single game.
In the Bucs’ March 17 game against Auburn, Patrick Dolan, Scotty Radabaugh, and Tyler Thornburg all tied the program record for at-bats in a single game with seven each. That feat has now been accomplished five times this season after Dolan and Burkett did it against High Point.