Bucs to Host Bulldogs on Wednesday April 3, 2012
by CSU Sports Information
|Photo by Tim Andrews|
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Buccaneers will return to CSU Ballpark on Wednesday to finish up a home-and-home series when they host The Citadel in a cross-town clash. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. with the game being broadcast live on the Big South Network.
GAME NOTES | LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO
On Wednesday afternoon The Citadel will visit Charleston Southern for the 64th meeting between the two schools. Currently the Bulldogs lead the overall series with CSU 43-24.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
03/20/2012 The Citadel 4 CSU 0 Joseph P. Riley Park
04/19/2011 The Citadel 11 CSU 3 CSU Ballpark
03/29/2011 The Citadel 12 CSU 5 Joseph P. Riley Park
04/06/2010 CSU 8 The Citadel 7 CSU Ballpark
03/31/2010 The Citadel 5 CSU 0 Joseph. P. Riley Park
CSU: Freshman RHP Austin Weekley (1-2, 5.89 ERA, 18.1 IP, 2 BB, 11 K)
The Citadel: Sophomore RHP Bryce Hines (0-2, 7.07 ERA, 14.0 IP, 16 BB, 19 K)
LIVE video will be broadcast at www.bigsouthsports.com
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Since defeating Charleston Southern on March 20, The Citadel is 2-5 including winning a series this past weekend against Southern Conference foe Wofford, highlighted by two come from behind victories.
ISON KEEPS STEADY PACE
With five hits over the weekend versus Campbell, Bobby Ison is now seventh in the Big South in total hits with 39. His batting average is now .345, which puts him 11th in the Big South and 3rd amongst current freshman in the league.
Wednesday will be a welcoming to a familiar program for two members of the Buccaneer coaching staff. Assistant coach Sid Fallaw played his college baseball across town at The Citadel from 2006-2009 under head coach Fred Jordan. CSU head coach Stuart Lake was also a member of Jordan’s coaching staff at The Citadel for two seasons prior to becoming the Charleston Southern head man.
MAN OF COMPLETION
Following Charlie McCready’s second complete game of the season on Saturday vs. the Camels, he is now tied atop the Big South Conference leaders in complete games. It is also McCready’s second complete game in his last three starts on the mound. He is also tenth in the Big South in opponent’s batting average allowing his opposition to hit just .237 off him.
NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND
CSU’s catching tandem of Blake Hunt and Drew Woodall have combined to throw out 19 runners on the move this season. That number is good enough for tops in the Big South as a unit.
After Wednesday’s contest the Buccaneers will hit the road for the second consecutive weekend as they head to Asheville to take on the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs in a three game Big South series. The Bulldogs currently sit sixth in the Big South standings with a 4-5 league record while CSU is seventh at 2-4.