CHARLESTON, S.C. - In a game that was tight through the early innings, Delaware scored five unanswered runs down the stretch to top Charleston Southern, 6-2.
Note: The final game of the series will start Sunday at 1 p.m. at the CSU Ballpark.
Delaware was first on the board with an RBI double from Vinny Vaccone in the fourth inning. CSU answers quickly though as Ryan Rizk singled home two runs in the bottom of the inning to give CSU a 2-1 lead. Delaware would go on to score three more in the fifth inning and add two more in the later innings to grab a commanding lead.
Rizk drove in the only two runs for the Buccaneers, but they had plenty of chances. CSU stranded eight runners on base and went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.
Kyle Baker (4-for-5) again lead Delaware offensively, driving in a run and scoring three of his own. Baker also stole two bases and hit a home run.
James Meeker (1-0) got the win for Delaware. He threw five innings allowing just two hits and struck out three.
Ryan Stoudemire (0-1) took the loss for CSU, pitching four and two-thirds innings and allowing seven hits, four runs, four walks, and striking out six.
News & Notes
- Four Buccaneers made their first starts of the season on Saturday. Junior Adam Andrew started at DH and went 1-for-3 with a run scored while Junior Cole German started in left field 0-for-2 with a run scored.
- CSU pitchers tallied 23 double-digit strikeout games in 2017. Stoudemire, Seth Owens, and Cody Maw combined for 10 to give CSU their second of the 2018 season.
- CSU's newcomers have played exceptionally well through their first two games. Ryan Rizk is hitting .625 while Josh Litchfield is hitting .500.
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