Bucs Take Down Tigers, 5-3March 1, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern defeated the Tigers of Savannah State University at a score of 5-3. The win improves the Buccaneers record to 4-4 ( 0-0, BSC) and drops the Tigers of Savannah State to 4-6 overall on the season. Leading the way for Charleston Southern was senior captain Nick Chinners. Chinners went 3-for-4 today and had 2 RBI.
Once again CSU would get some quality middle relief pitching this afternoon. Buccaneer relief pitchers threw 6.2 scoreless innings and only allowed a single hit. Charlie McCready pitched 2.2 hitless innings and gets the win, while Patrick Dolan pitched 3 innings only allowing one hit. Getting his third save of the season was Corey Deighan.
The Bucs allowed their first run in the top of the second when a single up the middle scored the man at third. CSU would respond in the bottom of that same inning with three hits. They would score a run of their own when Brian Welch scored from third on a SSU throwing error to level the score at 1-1.
Savannah state would get something going in the top of the third, hanging another two runs on the scoreboard. With the bases loaded, Charlie Mccready would get an infield ground ball that allowed Bucs to turn a huge double play to get out of the inning with minimal damage and the score at 3-1.
In the bottom of the third, with one out, Brantley Meier laid down a nice bunt up the third base line and beat the throw at first for a single well deserved single. Meier then stole second with two outs. Chinners would come to the plate and hit a single with two outs that would score Meier from second base, narrowing the deficit to one run.
The Bucs would load the bases and with no outs in the fifth. The Bucs would subsequently tie the score up when Chinners again singled through the left side with the bases loaded scoring Cody Austin from third. Charleston Southern would add another run to take the lead when Derek Smith hit a deep fly ball that allowed Meier to tag up and score. That run gave Charleston Southern their first lead of the day at 4-3.
CSU would add an insurance run in the seventh, when a wild pitch allowed Chinners to score from third.
Charleston Southern will return to the field this Saturday when they will face Siena for the first time in school history. A double header is scheduled for Saturday Mar. 5, starting at 11:30 a.m. The rubber match for that series is set for Sunday with first pitch slated for 1 p.m.
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