Augusta State nips Buccaneers, 8-7, in baseballMarch 20, 2004
By CSU Sports Information
|Jason Rose had two RBI in loss|
CHARLESTON, SC - Augusta State's Branigen Rosser was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded with two outs in the ninth inning, breaking a 7-7 tie and helping the Jaguars to an 8-7 victory over Charleston Southern at Buccaneer Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Jaguars, ranked 10th nationally in Division II, improved to 21-6 with the victory. Charleston Southern sees their four-game winning streak snapped, falling to 10-12 overall.
Augusta State entered the ninth trailing, 7-6, and tied the game with two outs when Lee Rose drew a bases loaded walk from CSU pitcher Ian Holmen. Holmen was relieved by Nino Fasulo, who hit Rosser in the back to score the eventual game-winner.
The game featured 10 errors, five by each team, with Augusta State out-hitting CSU, 15-9. Catcher Sam Barth, designated hitter Steven Cornett, and third baseman Garrick McGrath each tallied three hits for the Jaguards. Cornett and Rose each had two RBI.
CSU was led offensively by first baseman Jason Rose, who had a pair of hits and two RBI. Rose, who hit a mammoth 405-foot homerun in the seventh inning, has seven RBI in his last three games. Designated hitter Jeff Kolhagen also had two hits for the Buccaneers and Brian Sole hit his team-leading fifth homerun.
Greg Thomas earned the victory for Augusta State with Cody Williams pitching the ninth to earn a save. Holmen (2-2) took the loss, allowing two earned runs in 3 2/3 innings, striking out six.
Augusta State carried a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh before the wheels fell off defensively. The Jaguars commited four errors, coupled with four CSU hits, as the Buccaneers scored five runs to take a 7-6 lead.
Charleston Southern returns to action on Tuesday, hosting crosstown rival The Citadel at Buccaneer Field at 2 pm.Related Item: Box Score