Bucs to Host Savannah State on TuesdayFebruary 28, 2011
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Coming off of an impressive 9-5 win over Cincinnati, the CSU baseball team will host the Savannah State Tigers on Tuesday in a 2 p.m. contest at CSU Ballpark.
Bucs vs. Savannah State
CSU will face Savannah State in a home-and-home series this season, with the Bucs hosting the Tigers on March 1 at CSU Ballpark before Savannah State returns the favor on March 15. The Bucs lead the Tigers 11-6 all-time, including two wins from last season. In 2010, Brantley Meier’s 3 hits led CSU past the Tigers by a score of 9-1 in Charleston on March 17. The Bucs then took a 12-6 win on March 23 at Tiger Field, with three different players hitting home runs.
Bucs Earn Big Win over Big East’s UC
Charleston Southern defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats of the Big East by a score of 9-5 last Saturday evening with Senior Jesse Cadenhead on the mound. The win marks just the second of all time by the Bucs over a Big East school, with their lone prior win coming against St. John’s. CSU is now 2-4 against Big East Opponents.
CSU Falls to No. 5 Clemson
The Bucs took a hard 19-1 loss to No. 5 Clemson on Friday. The game marked the 12th time in the past two seasons the Bucs have taken on a ranked opponent, and the eighth time in two seasons they have faced a team ranked 10th or better. From 2010-present, CSU is 2-10 against ranked opponents, picking up wins over #6 Florida and #28 VMI. In 2010, the also took on the eventual NCAA Champion South Carolina, wh was ranked seventh at the time of the meeting. This season, the will face Coastal Carolina
Smith, Chinners Hit First Home Runs of the Season
Nick Chinners hit a two-run homer to mark the first CSU home run of the season. Soon after, Derek Smith blasted solo home run as well. The UNF series marks the first time since May 9, 2010 that the Bucs have gone more than two games without a home run.
Bucs in the Big South
The Bucs have gotten off to a good start in the early Big South rankings, coming in fourth in team pitching (4.25 ERA) and fifth in team batting (.293). Walt Quattlebaum ranks third, batting .538 so far, while Stew Brase is sixth in pitching with an ERA of 1.69.
Chinners Closing In
Senior first baseman Nick Chinners is coming close to entering the school record books. The capatin needs just two doubles to enter the school’s all-time list for career doubles. With one double vs. UNF, Chinners now has 39 in his career and needs just two to tie for fourth in school history.
Bucs Pick Up Opening Weekend Win
Despite a rocky start on Friday, the Bucs managed to pick up a win in their opening series when they defeated the Ospreys 2-1 in Saturday’s contest. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Bucs have won at least one game in their season opening series.
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