Bucs Look for Revenge vs. SeahawksMay 14, 2012
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Buccaneers will look to avenge an earlier 10-4 loss to UNC Wilmington as they finish nonconference play when they face the Seahawks on Tuesday afternoon at Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C. First pitch will take place at 6:30 p.m.
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Charleston Southern travels to Wilmington on Tuesday for the two programs’ 56th meeting on the baseball diamond. UNC-Wilmington currently holds a 37-18 lead in the overall series, including a 10-4 decision earlier this season over the Bucs.
04/11/2012 UNCW 10 CSU 4 CSU Ballpark
05/18/2010 UNCW 6 CSU 5 CSU Ballpark
04/13/2010 UNCW 5 CSU 4 Brooks Field
CSU: Junior RHP Kevin Buran (0-4, 5.00 ERA, 45.0 IP, 16 BB, 23 K)
WELCOME TO 18th STREETT
Freshman Robbie Streett has been on fire as of late. The first baseman has reached base in 18 consecutive games dating back to April 7 vs. UNC-Asheville. Over that span Streett is batting .400 (24-for-60) with seven doubles and seven RBI. He has walked six times and has been hit twice by opposing pitchers. He also had a 12-game hitting streak during that time.
Four CSU pitchers combined to throw a complete game shutout on Sunday afternoon at VMI. Patrick Dolan went six innings for the Bucs while picking up his fourth victory of the year. He fanned eight VMI hitters while issuing only one walk in the contest. Denis Buckley, Kyle Ward and Corey Deighan each threw a scoreless inning of relief to complete the shutout for Charleston Southern. It was the first shutout for the pitching staff this season.
Both left-handed and true freshmen, Chase Shelton and Bobby Ison continue to stay hot in the Buccaneer lineup. Shelton currently sits seventh in the Big South in batting average hitting .349, which leads all freshmen in the league. Ison is seventh in the league in total hits with 66 at this point, which also leads all freshmen in the Big South.
Charleston Southern will conclude the regular season this Thursday, Friday and Saturday when it plays host to the Big South leading Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at CSU Ballpark. Charleston Southern can still finish anywhere from second to eighth in the Big South standings so this weekend will prove pivotal for seeding.
VMI WEEKEND NOTES
- 1st shutout of the season on Sunday (Dolan, Buckley, Ward and Deighan)
- Buckley has now gone 15.1 consecutive innings without allowing a run after throwing one inning on Sunday (last run allowed was 3/27 vs. CofC)
- Dolan set a season high with eight strikeouts Sunday
- Shelton was 7-for-13 (.538) vs. VMI with one double and five RBI. Also stole two bases.
- CSU has five homeruns in last six games, giving them 22 on the year.
- Bucs are 14-2 when hitting at least one homerun this season. 6-28 otherwise.