Bucs Welcome Thundering Herd to CharlestonFebruary 23, 2012
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Southern baseball team will host their second weekend series of the season when the Marshall Thundering Herd come to town for a four-game visit, starting with a 1 p.m. match up on Friday afternoon at CSU Ballpark.
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The Bucs host the Thundering Herd in a four game series this weekend at CSU Ballpark. Marshall leads the series with CSU 7-6. In their last meeting Marshall came out with a 2-1 victory back on February 18, 2007 in Charleston. This will be CSU’s first meeting against the Herd under current head coach Stuart Lake.
Versus Conference USA
This marks CSU’s first meeting with a CUSA opponent since Marshall in 2007. The Bucs are currently 10-22 against members of Conference USA all time.
Starting Off Right
Freshman Bobby Ison has hit safely in all four games in his short career. Just four games in and Ison has already recorded three and four hit outings. He is currently tied for the Big South Conference lead in hits (10) and is second in the conference in batting average (.588).
Pitching Ahead of the Game
So far this season the Charleston Southern pitching staff has been doing their share. New pitching coach Adam Ward has guided his group to the Big South lead in ERA (2.50) and has them second in the Big South in strikeouts (37).
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 has continued to swing a hot bat early in the 2012 campaign. After hitting safely in all four games so far this season, Sustar has pushed his current hitting streak to seven games, dating back to the start of the 2011 Big South Conference Tournament.
Buccaneer Bats Start to Heat Up
Just like the Charleston weather this week, the CSU bats have started to heat up. The Bucs pounded out double digit hits for the second time in the young season on Wednesday when they had 12 versus Savannah State. CSU is currently third in the Big South in team batting average at .309.