CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern baseball team returned to the diamond last week for their first fall scrimmages. This week, they continued fall practice and their intersquad matchups with a number of new faces getting their first taste of college baseball and a number of old ones CSU head coach Stuart Lake was just glad to see back in uniform.
After missing the 2015 season, RHP Tyler Weekley took the mound on Friday after a year recovering from Tommy John surgery. He performed well in his first outing, pitching three innings and allowing one run on four hits. Lake was pleased with Weekley's performance.
"He's worked so hard, he's a guy who's excited on the mound," Lake said. "We're so excited to see him back out there and he'll be a boost for us when the season rolls around. We're still a long way from the start of the season, but it's a lot of fun to see where your new guys are and how much your returners have improved after summer ball."
In Friday's scrimmage, Sly Edwards' RBI single gave the Blue team, predominantly made of returners, a 1-0 lead in the first. Mason McClellan belted a solo homer in the second to tie the game at 1-1. Brandon Burris singled and drove in Jack Delongchamps in the ninth to give the Gold team a 2-1 win.
Charleston Southern will continue to scrimmage throughout the weekend and the next month. Parents weekend and the Blue-Gold World Series are set for Oct. 22-25. The schedule is below:
REMAINING FALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 26--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 27--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 2 p.m.
Oct. 1—Scrimmage, 6 p.m.
Oct. 2--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 5 p.m.
Oct. 4--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 6 p.m.
Oct. 7--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 6 p.m.
Oct. 8--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 6 p.m.
Oct. 9--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 5 p.m.
Oct. 14--Scout Day 6 p.m.
Oct. 17--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 18--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 2 p.m.
Oct. 22-- Game 1, Blue/Gold World Series 7 p.m. (Parents Weekend)
Oct. 23--11:30 a.m. Building Buccaneer Baseball Golf Tournament
Oct. 24-- Game 2, Blue/Gold World Series 10:30 a.m. (Parents Weekend)
Oct. 25-- Game 3, Blue/Gold World Series 2 p.m. (Parents Weekend)
Oct. 28--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 6 p.m.
October 29--Intrasquad Scrimmage, 7 p.m.