CSU to Face Crosstown Rival The CitadelMarch 28, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Buccaneers will look to extend their four-game win streak when they head across town to face longtime rival The Citadel in on Tuesday in a 6 p.m. match up at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.
Bucs & Bulldogs
The Bulldogs are no stranger to the Buccaneers, who have faced the Citadel more times than any other opponent in school history. The Citadel has the lead in the series at 40-24, though the two teams split the 2010 series. CSU took the last meeting by a score of 8-7.
Bucs Get BSC Sweep
CSU’s three-game sweep of Radford may have been their second of the season, but was of much greater importance. The three wins marked the first time since 2008 that the Bucs had swept a current member of the Big South, as they won three games over Presbyterian in that season. However, since the Blue Hose were not an official BSC member the sweep marked the first time in six seasons the CSU had swept a BSC opponent. Ironically, the last BSC member to be swept by the Bucs was also Radford in 2005.
-Senior Tom Burkett saw plenty of action in right field this weekend. Burkett recorded a career high three putouts in the first contest against Radford, then repeated his feat twice more.
- Blake Hunt tied his career high on Saturday with eight putouts against Radford.
- Brantley Meier also tied his career high, scoring three runs in Friday’s contest vs. the Highlanders.
- Pitcher Charlie McCready set a new career high on Friday with 4.0 innings pitched.
Dieghan Gets it Done
Relief pitcher Corey Dieghan had a solid outing in the first game of the doubleheader vs. Radford. Dieghan set a new career high by going 6.1 innings against the Highlanders. His new high is almost an inning more than his previous high of 5.2. Dieghan also tied his career high in strikeouts with five.
Senior Jesse Cadenhead had a superb effort in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader to help the team to a 3-1 win and series sweep of the Highlanders. Cadenhead pitched a complete game, going all 9.0 innings and giving up just one run. He also struck out nine and walked no batters; marking the first time in 65 games the Bucs haven’t allowed a walk. Cadenhead is the first CSU pitcher in over a year to pitch a complete game and get the win.
Bucs at the Top
Sacrifice bunts is not the only statistical category the Bucs are doing well in this season, as they are fourth or better in the Big South in seven different categories. The currently rank third in batting average (.299) and total plate appearances (1,012). They are also fourth in hits (250), triples (4) and at bats (836).
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