CSU defeats Liberty, 6-3, in game one of doubleheader; game two suspended until SundayMarch 27, 2004
By CSU Sports Information
|Thacker had two hits for Bucs in game one win|
CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston Southern's Buccaneers took game one of a Big South Conference doubleheader with Liberty University on Saturday afternoon, winning, 6-3. Game two of the twinbill was suspended in the seventh inning with Liberty holding a 9-8 lead. The game will be completed on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.
CSU improved to 2-0 in league play and 12-14 overall with the victory in game one, getting two hits each from catcher Scott Thacker, third baseman Lionel Greene and second baseman Brad Woods.
Josh Davis (1-1) earned the win for CSU, pitching the final 3 1/3 innings and not allowing a hit or run. Jason Jones (2-3) took the loss for Liberty, allowing six runs (three earned) in 6 2/3 innings.
CSU led 3-0 after five innings before Liberty tied the game with a three-run sixth. CSU scored a run in the bottom of the sixth and two runs in the seventh to earn their second straight victory.
CSU out-hit Liberty, 10-6, with the Flames committing three errors. Centerfielder Jeremiah Boles had three hits for Liberty, while third baseman Carlos Garcia added two hits and two RBI.
In game two of the doubleheader, Liberty used a grand slam from Jeffrey Brown to build a 9-3 lead in the sixth inning. CSU, however, scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, closing the gap to 9-8. Darkness then took over and the officials decided to halt the game and finish on Sunday.
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