Haar blasts two homers as Bucs beat The Citadel, 12-7April 7, 2004
By CSU Sports Information
|Haar belted two homers and knocked in six runs in victory|
CHARLESTON, SC - Jordan Haar is beginning to enjoy facing crosstown rival The Citadel. Haar went four-for-five with two homeruns and six RBIs to pace the Charleston Southern Buccaneers to a 12-7 win over The Citadel on Wednesday night.
Haar, who has four homeruns and 11 RBIs in three games against the Bulldogs, belted a two-run homer in the third and added a three-run blast, his ninth of the season, in the fifth to pace the Bucs to their second straight win over the Bulldogs. CSU improved to 16-17 overall on the season.
Haar had help in the offensive explosion as the Bucs tallied 13 hits in the game. Brian Sole and Brad Woods each had two hits in the game with Woods scoring three times.
Junior Ian Holmen picked up the win, evening his record at 3-3 on the season. Holmen pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief of CSU starter Bobby Parnell, allowing two runs (no earned) and striking out five. Junior ace R.J. Swindle came out of the pen to record his first save of the season, pitching the final 1 1/3 innings.
The victory evened CSU's record at 3-3 against the two crosstown rivals - The Citadel and the College of Charleston, who happen to be the top two teams in the Southern Conference. CSU is 2-1 against The Citadel and 1-2 against the College of Charleston. The Bucs will play each team one more time this season.
CSU's offense continues to heat up over the last six games. The Bucs scored 33 runs in a three-game series over the weekend against UNC Asheville and have scored 24 runs in their last two games against The Citadel.
Haar's two homers give him nine for the season, three short of the CSU single season record of 12, which Haar tied last season. Haar is now tied for second in the Big South Conference in homeruns.
Charleston Southern, currently 4-1 on their nine-game road trip, plays at Birmingham Southern in a three-game conference series this weekend. CSU is 4-2 in league play while the Panthers sit at 5-1 in league play.Related Item: Box Score