Bucs edge Kentucky, 3-2; improve to 5-0 at homeFebruary 19, 2005
By CSU Sports Information
|Senior centerfielder Jay Reynolds had outstanding game defensively|
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Jason Rose's sacrifice fly to score Brian Sole in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Charleston Southern to a 3-2 win over visiting Kentucky in game four of the 2005 Buccaneer Baseball Classic at Buccaneer field on Saturday.
Sole scored after a triple to right center with no outs in the seventh. Rose, pinch-hitting for designated hitter Justin Fyle, hit the first pitch to center with Sole barely beating a strong throw from Kentucky's John Shelby.
Ryan Sowers (2-0) earned the win in relief, allowing two hits in 1 2/3 innings. Senior Nino Fasulo pitched the final 1 2/3 to record his third save of the season. CSU starter Brad Bissell left after 5 2/3 innings of work, allowing two earned runs on six hits and striking out six.
Senior centerfielder Jay Reynolds made the defensive play of the game in the top of the eighth inning, making a diving catch in right center with runners on first and second to preserve the lead. Reynolds also made a sliding catch in left center in the ninth to prevent a leadoff double.
Kentucky starter Scott Green, a freshman, pitched solidly for the Wildcats, allowing one earned run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Reliever Adam Revelette took the loss, allowing the one run in 2 1/3 innings.
Sole finished the game with two of CSU's six hits on the day.
CSU wraps up the Classic on Sunday with a 2:30 p.m. game against Appalachian State. Kentucky, 1-1, will play George Mason at 11 a.m. George Mason defeated Appalachian State, 15-2, in game three of the tournament on Saturday morning.
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