Baseball defeats Appalachian State, 11-6, for fifth consecutive winFebruary 20, 2005
By CSU Sports Information
|Bobby Parnell notched third win of the season|
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern continued their hot streak on Sunday afternoon, capturing their fifth consecutive win with an 11-6 victory over Appalachian State in the final game of the 2005 Buccaneer Baseball Classic.
CSU (7-5) tallied 14 hits in the victory and finished the three game tournament with 36 hits. Shortstop Billy Dalton and second baseman Drew Grosse led the way with three hits each, while rightfielder Jordan Haar and centerfielder Jay Reynolds had two hits each.
Senior outfielder Brian Sole belted his fourth homerun of the young season, a two-run shot that broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth. CSU scored in all but two innings, putting the game away with a four run eighth.
Junior Bobby Parnell (3-2) earned the victory, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts. Relievers Josh Evans and Brian Bridges combined to finish the game, allowing just one hit over the final 3 1/3 innings.
Appalachian State was led by third baseman Jimmy Mathias, shortstop Brad Peisel and outfielder Julian Brown, all with two hits each. The Mountaineers finished with 10 hits in the game but only one hit after the sixth inning.
ASU starter Brian Caudill took the loss, allowing five runs (three earned) in 3 2/3 innings.
Charleston Southern will return to action on March 2 when they host Furman University at Buccaneer Field.
In the other Classic game on Sunday, Kentucky defeated George Mason, 15-4. Kentucky went 2-1 in the tournament while George Mason won one of three games. Appalachian State did not win a game in the event.
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