Bucs Drop Doubleheader to Cougars, Despite Three HomersMay 6, 2009
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C.- The Buccaneers (15-31) headed to Patriot’s Point for a double header with non-conference cross-town rival College of Charleston (32-16) on Wednesday evening. The two teams combined for 29 total hits, including five home runs on the evening. The Cougars took both contests despite five total errors on the evening to CSU’s two.
The Bucs were lead from the plate by Derek Smith, Mark Perry and Scotty Radabaugh, who combined for six of the total 12 Buccaneer hits on the evening. Smith and Perry each tallied hits for extra bases, while Smith, Jake Cox and Patrick Dolan each hit one out of the park.
The Cougars’ Robert Jeroszko (3-0) and Casey Lucchese (1-1) tallied wins for the Cougars, while the Bucs’ Anthony Markham (2-6) and Jesse Cadenhead (4-4) would take the losses. Cadenhead’s starting appearance for the Bucs in game two is the second time this season he has pitched the entirety of a game, and the only Buc pitcher this season to do so.
The Cougars took the first game from the Bucs 10-3, scoring in four of the six innings at bat, while outhitting the Bucs 11-6. The Bucs took an early lead in the first scoring two runs on a two run homer from freshman Patrick Dolan. The homer was Dolan’s eighth of the season. The Cougars wouldn’t let that lead last long however as they scored four of their own on two, two run homers in the bottom of the inning, while adding another three runs in the second on a three run shot from Joey Bergman.
Senior catcher Jake Cox would add another for the Bucs with his second homer of the season in the four to round out the Bucs’ three runs. The Cougars would go on to add a single run in the fifth and two in the sixth for their ten runs.
Game One Box Score
The Bucs and Cougars evened the hitting in game two with each tallying six; the Cougars took the contest 5-2. The game was slow to start with both teams remaining scoreless until the fourth inning, when the Cougars would get on the board with an RBI single down the left line. The Cougars would add four more in the sixth to take a 5-0 lead going into the seventh.
The Bucs would battle in the seventh but would cross only two for the 5-2 final. Designated hitter Derek Smith would hit his first home run of the season over the centerfield wall to cross lead-off senior Kory Morian. Despite tallying four of their six total hits in the inning, the Bucs would not be able to capitalize.
Game Two Box Score