Bucs to Face No. 30 Georgia on TuesdayApril 4, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The CSU baseball team will travel to Athens, Ga., for a nonconference series at the University of Georgia on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Bucs and the Bulldogs will face off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, with both games at Foley Field.
Bucs & Bulldogs
Charleston Southern will take on the Georgia Bulldogs for the fifth and sixth times in program history on Tuesday & Wednesday. The series, which dates back to 1996, is led by the Bulldogs at 4-0. The two teams last met in 2001 for a three game series that Bulldogs won. The closest game between the two teams was on May 6 of that season, when the Bulldogs pulled out a close 1-0 victory in the first game of the series.
SEC a Familiar Foe
Though it’s been awhile since the Bucs have faced the Bulldogs, members of the SEC are somewhat of a familiar foe to CSU. The Bucs have played 89 games vs. schools from the SEC and have faced six of the 12 members of the conference, including Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and most often, South Carolina. The Bucs are 12-77 against the SEC and picked up a win last season over then No. 6 Florida. They have also earned victories over USC (10) and Kentucky (1).
Walk it Out
Nick Chinners is the Big South’s most-often walked player, ranking first in the league with 23 walks in 27 games played. The senior captain, who is walked .85 times per game, is also third in the Big South Conference with an on base percentage of .492. Chinners ranks 12th in all of NCAA Division one in total bases on balls and 29th in bases on balls per game.
Redshirt junior Walt Quattlebaum was a homerun away from hitting for the cycle in Saturday’s win over UNC Asheville. Quattlebaum had a triple, a single and a double against the Bulldogs and scored three of the Bucs’ six runs. Filling in at second base for the weekend, he also had five put outs.
Leader of the Pack
As of March 27, CSU relief pitcher Charlie McCready ranked among the nation’s best pitchers, tied for first place in NCAA Division I with an ERA of 0.36. After giving up no runs in his two appearances since then, his ERA has gone done to 0.29 so he is expected to retain his lead. McCready, who is tied with East Carolina’s Brad Mincey for the lead, also leads the Big South in appearances with 16 and boasts a 3-0 record with one save to date.
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