Swindle sets school strikeout record with 5-2 win over CoastalMay 9, 2003
courtesy CCU Sports Information
|Jordan Haar batted .800 on the day, homering and plating three times.|
CONWAY, S.C. - Sophomore pitcher Robert Swindle (9-4) hurled a complete game six hitter, striking out eight batters, as the Charleston Southern baseball team defeated Coastal Carolina 5-2, Friday evening at Watson Stadium. Swindle owns the CSU strikeout record (252 Ks) after just two seasons. Coastal, who saw its seven game win streak snapped, falls to 38-13, 9-5 in the Big South, while Charleston Southern improves to 17-32, 9-10 in the Big South.
Seamus Donovan (4-6) suffered the loss, despite striking out a career-high 10 batters in 6.2 innings of work.
CSU got on the board first in the opening frame when leadoff hitter Jordan Haar hit a solo blast to left field.
Coastal would get on the scoreboard with a pair of runs in the fourth inning on a RBI-triple by Steve Pinocchio and a RBI-single by Tyler Hasbrouck. Brad Woods would give CSU the lead for good in the fifth, with a two-run shot to left field. The Bucs would add insurance runs in the ninth on a two-run bases loaded single by Adrian Vanderburg.
Haar paced Charleston Southern on the evening with four hits, while Andrew Grosse had two. Hasbrouck led CCU with two hits.
Game two of this Big South series will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at Watson Stadium.Related Item: Box Score