Charleston, S.C. - In what was a one run game, a six-run seventh inning gave The Citadel a commanding lead that lead to their 8-1 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday.
The Buccaneers turned things over to the bullpen to start the seventh. They trailed 2-1 as starting pitcher Ryan Stoudemire left the game surrendering two unearned runs. A walk followed by back-to-back singles scored a run for the Bulldogs and summoned a pitching change for CSU. After a four pitch walk, CSU went back to the bullpen again. Two singles and a walk plated five more runs for The Citadel to give them a 8-1 lead.
Charleston Southern was first on the board in this game as Aaron Miller hit a tailing liner to right field that bounced off the wall for a RBI double in the first inning. The Bucs would add two more baserunners after a walk, but left the bases loaded in the first.
The Bulldogs took the lead in the fourth inning with two RBI singles. They had four players with two hits including Ben Pended who drove in three runs.
Jordan Merritt (1-0) got the win for The Citadel. He threw seven innings allowing one run on six hits, two walks, and eight strikeouts.
Ryan Stoudemire (0-3) took the loss for CSU, pitching six innings and allowing two runs, but no earned runs, on six hits, two walks, and six strikeouts.
News & Notes
- Aaron Miller finished the game 4-for-4 from the plate. He drove in the team's only run and accounted for four of the team's seven hits.
- The six runs allowed in the seventh inning are tied for the most allowed this season. South Carolina scored six on February 24th.
- Six CSU pitchers took the mound today, tying a season high.
- Taylor Cox made his season debut on Saturday, pitching one perfect inning with a strikeout.
Post Game Comments
CSU will return downtown for the third game of their split series with The Citadel. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday at Joe Riley Park.