CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte used a four-run third inning for their first lead of the night on their way to a 9-3 win Tuesday night in nonconference action.
Charleston Southern (20-32) claimed a 1-0 lead in the second inning as Max Ryerson singled then came around on Josh Peters' RBI double, but the big third from Charlotte (20-29-1) was enough to swing the momentum and take the contest Tuesday.
Peters turned in a two-hit day to lead the CSU offense while Asbill worked two walks and came around to score in the fifth inning. Peters' RBI single in the second also came just feet from a home run to straight away center field after hitting a longball in his previous at-bat Saturday versus USC Upstate.
How They Scored
- CSU struck first as Max Ryerson led off with a single, Josh Litchfield moved him to second on a sacrifice bunt then Josh Peters doubled home Ryerson.
- Charlotte would respond with an unearned run in the bottom of the second making it 1-1 before taking the lead for good with a four-run third and adding two-more in the fourth.
- The Bucs started to chip away in the fifth as Asbill worked a walk then came around to score on a wild pitch bringing CSU back to a 7-2 deficit.
- Charlotte added one more tally in the sixth with a two-out solo homer, making it an 8-2 ballgame.
- Max Ryerson scored his second run of the game in the ninth as he led the frame with a double then scored on Sam Trend-Beacom's RBI single.
News and Notes
- Josh Peters paced the CSU offense with a two-hit day and drove-in the first run. Peters had a streak of three-straight at-bats with a hit dating back to his home run Saturday versus USC Upstate.
- Josh Asbill drew two walks in the loss then came around to score his second time on the basepaths. Asbill was also busy defensively as he recorded the first four outs of the game.
- Freshman outfielder Max Ryerson scored two runs to lead the Bucs accounting for the first and third CSU tallies of the night.
Charleston Southern ends the regular season at home in a Big South series versus Presbyterian and a chance to lock up the No. 6 seed in next week's conference tournament in Fayetteville, N.C. First pitch Thursday night is slated for 6 p.m. from CSU Ballpark.