CHARLESTON, S.C. – Longwood scored five early runs to race to a 6-2 win over Charleston Southern on Sunday at CSU Ballpark.
Longwood improves to 17-11 overall and 5-3 in Big South play. CSU falls to 11-16 and 1-4 in conference play.
The Lancers scored four runs in the second inning to build all the offense they would need. Carlos Garrido's two-run double was the key blow in a four-run second as Longwood jumped on CSU starter Daniel Johnson (L, 3-3) early. A bunt single by Hayes Nelson and a sacrifice fly by Drew Kitson added to LWU's quick start.
CSU left nine runners on base and couldn't get the big hit off of Lancer's starter Steven Farkas (W, 2-1). Farkas worked 5.2 innings, striking out three and walking three, but held CSU to seven hits, six singles.
Sly Edwards led the Bucs going 2-for-4 with a walk. Kevin Hickey added a 2-for-3 day with an RBI.
First baseman Connar Bastaich was 3-for-4 and scored a run, while Brandon Harvell was 3-for-3 with an RBI and scored twice. Relievers Cody Wager and Cody Boydstun combined for 3.1 of scoreless relief.
The teams meet in the series finale on Monday at 2 p.m.