Bucs to Wrap Up Citadel Series on Tuesday April 18, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The CSU baseball team will wrap up a home-and-home series with cross-town rival The Citadel when they welcome the Bulldogs to CSU Ballpark on Tuesday in a 3 p.m. contest.
Bucs & Bulldogs
The Bucs and the Bulldogs will meet for the second time this season and the 71st time overall this Tuesday at 3 p.m. at CSU Ballpark. The Citadel took the first game by a score of 12-5 at Riley Park. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series 44-26. The Bucs, who are 14-10 at CSU Ballpark this season, are 12-20 against the Bulldogs at home.
Chinners Making History
After entering the school record books with his 41s career double, Nick Chinners continues to make CSU program history. Earlier this season, he moved into a tie for fourth place in doubles, and as of Sunday is six hits from the school record for career hits with 240. Chinners is currently tied for second in that category. He is also 13 games shy of tying for third place on the school’s all-time games played list.
Tuesday’s contest will wrap up the regular-season series among all three Charleston teams, though as members of the SoCon, the College of Charleston and the Citadel could meet in the postseason. The Bulldogs have the advantage this season, going 3-1 thus far against teams in Charleston. The Cougars are 2-3, falling twice to the Bulldogs and once to the Buccaneers, while the Bucs are 1-2 with a win over the Cougars.
Home Sweet Home(r)
Matt Still, Derek Smith and Walt Quattlebaum have combined for four home runs in the last week. Smith hit his eighth home run of the season in Tuesday’s game vs. the College of Charleston, with Quattlebaum knocking in his first ball out of the park this season. Quattlebaum then hit his second homer of the season vs. VMU (4/16), while Still also homered in that game.
Bucs Set Career Highs in At-Bats
Zach Hagaman, Derek Smith and Drew Woodall each set new career or season highs in at-bats vs. VMI. Hagaman had four at bats vs. the Keydets - and also saw action on the mound. Drew had a season high of five at-bats on Saturday, while Derek had a season high six at-bats (4/16). Chinners tied his career high with six at-bats for the third times this season.
- Denis Buckley had a career high 6 putouts on Sunday vs. VMI.
- Jesse Cadenhead may have allowed six runs on Sunday, but only one of them was actually earned.
- Ben Qualkinsbush was walked for the first time in his career (4/16).
- Tyler Vick had his first career start for the Bucs on Tuesday.
- Matt Still set a new season high with four hits and three putouts (4/16).
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