Bucs Unable to Stop Flames in Series Finale with Liberty

Bucs Unable to Stop Flames in Series Finale with Liberty

Lynchburg, VA. - Charleston Southern (11-27, 3-12) struggled to contain Liberty's (22-12, 10-5) bats as the Flames won both games of Saturday's doubleheader.

Game 1: Liberty 8, Charleston Southern 4

Liberty scored runs in five of their eight innings in their win over CSU in Game 1 of the doubleheader.

Mike Sconzo and Josh Litchfield led the Bucs from the plate. Litchfield had two hits and scored twice. Sconzo went 4-for-5 with two RBI singles. 

A bases-loaded walk gave CSU a lead in the first inning. Liberty didn't trail for long, as they scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Flames never trailed again, scoring in each of their last four innings.

Zach Clinton (6-2) got the win for Liberty. He worked six innings with two runs, four hits, two walks, and five strikeouts.

Evan Nations (1-1) took the loss for CSU, pitching two and two thirds innings and allowing three runs on five hits, and one strikeout.

Game 2: Liberty 9, Charleston Southern 1

Nine runs in the first six innings helped the Flames take a commanding lead in the series finale over CSU.

Aaron Miller provided the only offense for the Bucs with a solo home run in the ninth inning. Outside of Miller's homer, CSU was shutout for eight innings and could only tally four hits.

Liberty recorded two home runs, nine hits, and ten walks in an impressive offensive performance. On the other side of the field. Noah Skirrow turned in a quality start on the mound to help keep the Bucs at bay.

Noah Skirrow (3-2) got the win for Liberty. He worked six scoreless innings with two walks and eight strikeouts. 

Cody Maw (2-1) took the loss for CSU, pitching four and two thirds innings and allowing three runs on five hits, four runs, and four strikeouts.

News & Notes

  • Mike Sconzo is now on a seven game hitting streak.
  • Eddie Hiott pitched in both games of the doubleheader. He combined to throw one and two thirds innings and allowed just one run on one hit.
  • Seth Owens has not allowed a run in his last four appearances.

Up Next

CSU will return home to host The Citadel on Tuesday. First pitch from the CSU Ballpark is set for 6 p.m.

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