Haar sets career HR mark as Bucs blast The Citadel, 12-4March 31, 2004
By CSU Sports Information
|Jordan Haar's grand slam was his 30th career homerun, a new CSU career record|
CHARLESTON, SC - Junior center fielder Jordan Haar became Charleston Southern's career homerun leader with a grand slam in the third inning, propelling the Buccaneers to a 12-4 win over The Citadel at Riley Park on Wednesday night.
Haar's blast, his seventh of the season and 30th of his career, was part of a five-run third and the Buccaneers never looked back. CSU tallied 16 hits in the game and avenged last week's 19-6 loss to the Bulldogs at Buccaneer Field.
CSU improves to 13-16 overall while the Bulldogs fall to 16-9.
Nino Fasulo (3-0) earned the victory after his most impressive outing of the season. Fasulo tossed 4 1/3 innings in relief of starter Ian Holmen, allowing two hits and a run, striking out four.
Haar, who had two hits on the day, had plenty of help offensively in the victory. Leadoff hitter and shortstop Billy Dalton had three hits and reached base five times. Right fielder Jay Reynolds had three hits and two RBI, while left fielder Brian Sole, second baseman Brad Woods, and catcher Scotty Thacker each had two hits.
Haar's homerun broke the previous record of 29 career homeruns, held by Mark Parrish, who played at the school from 1976-79. Haar, a redshirt junior, has the remainder of this season and all of next season to add to his record.
Charleston Southern travels to UNC Asheville for a three-game Big South series this weekend. Left-hander R.J. Swindle (4-2, 4.13) will start on Friday for the Buccaneers, followed by right-hander Bobby Parnell (0-3, 4.54) on Saturday and lefty Brad Bissell (3-5, 4.89) on Sunday.Related Item: Box Score