Bucs to Host Savannah State on WednesdayFebruary 21, 2012
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Buccaneers will be back in action this Wednesday when they host the Savannah State Tigers at CSU Ballpark. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m.
GAME NOTES | LIVE STATS
The Bucs and the Tigers will meet twice in 2012 season as part of a home-and-home series. CSU will host SSU at CSU Ballpark on February 22, while Savannah State will return the favor on March 14. The two teams split the series in 2011, with the Buccaneers taking a 5-3 win in Charleston. The Bucs blundered several times to fall in a close 8-7 contest in Georgia later that season.
Three for Three
Charleston Southern had three hitters record at least one hit in all three games this past weekend versus Georgetown. Junior Jaren Sustar, sophomore Alex Tomasovich and freshman Bobby Ison all hit safely each game in the opening weekend of play.
Can I Help You?
No, just looking. That’s what senior pitcher Patrick Dolan had batters doing in his last start. Dolan leads the Big South Conference in strikeouts after one weekend of play. He struck out seven against Georgetown, including six looking.
McCready Steps into New Role
Senior Charlie McCready appeared in 27 games for the Bucs in 2011; however he only made one start on the mound. After the first weekend of play in the 2012 season, McCready leads the Big South in innings pitched at 7.1, is tied for second in strikeouts with six, and sits ninth in opposing batting average, allowing the opposition to hit just .192 against him thus far.
SuSTAR Continues to Shine
Coming off the 2011 season in which he led the team in hits and had a 14 game hitting streak at one point, senior Jaren Sustar continued his prowess at the plate versus Georgetown. Sustar recorded at least one hit in each game. Dating back to the 2011 Big South Tournament, Sustar now has a six game hitting streak, which is currently longest on the Bucs’ squad.
No Freshman Jitters
Freshman Bobby Ison started his college career last Friday with a 2-4 performance and did not look back all weekend. Ison finished the series 7 for 13, including a career-high four hit performance in the series finale.
Pitching Staff Holds Its Own
Three games into the season the CSU pitchers are getting it done. The Bucs rank 2nd in the Big South in ERA (2.67) and 2nd in strikeouts (29).
Follow the Leader
Senior LHP Charlie McCready and junior INF Jaren Sustar will serve as team captains for the 2012 season. The duo wil lead the team both on and off the field, as McCready earned All-Conference First Team Honors in 2012, leading the Buccaneers with an ERA of 2.29 in a team-high 27 appearances. Sustar, an All-BSC Second Team honoree, was the team’s offensive leader with 81 hits and a batting average of .342.