CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern and the College of Charleston have adjusted tomorrow's scheduled softball doubleheader at the Patriots Point Athletic Complex. The teams will now play a single game with first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m.
The Bucs faced off against the Cougars at home last week in a midweek contest at the CSU Softball Field with the Cougars proving to be the victors. CofC took the contest, 9-1, scoring seven runs over the final three innings behind strong performances at the plate by Rebecca Mueller and Victoria Bratcher.
The game will be streamed live on the Charleston Sports Network, while live stats will be provided at the link above. For in-game updates, follow us on Twitter: @CSUsports
The midweek contest between the Bucs and the Cougars is CSU's final non-conference matchup of the season. CSU finishes up the 2015 regular season on the road against Presbyterian (April 18-19) this weekend, hosting Coastal Carolina (April 21-22) and traveling to Longwood (April 25-26).
Recapping Last Week for the Bucs…
Amanda Matsumoto led the Bucs at the plate, hitting .500 with five runs scored over CSU's four games of the week. Matsumoto went 7-for-14 from the plate, while stealing two bases.
The Bucs went 1-3 on the week, falling in a midweek matchup against local rival College of Charleston, while falling twice against Liberty in the weekend series.
Brook Richardson helped spur the CSU offense along on the week with a .444 batting average with three runs scored. She also made two outstanding plays in the field in the series finale against Liberty, ending the fifth inning with a diving catch down the left field line, while doubling up the Flames' runner at second to end the sixth.
Stevi Johnson carried the heart of the Bucs' lineup on the week with a team-high five RBI, while hitting .400 from the plate. Johnson also played a perfect field at second base with 11 putouts and six assists in 18 chances.
Jennifer Giles earned all four decisions on the week for the Bucs, hurling 21.2 innings over the four contests. The senior right-hander finished with two complete games, including a 5-0 shutout win over Liberty in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.
Brittany McPherson and Brooke Holcomb both made an impact off the bench for the Bucs over the weekend combining for three hits in seven at-bats in pinch-hitting roles for the Bucs. They also combined to draw three walks for CSU.
CSU Away from Home…
Charleston Southern has played very few true road games in the 2015 season, posting only a 4-5 record as the visiting team in the dugout this season. The Bucs road games have included trips to South Carolina, California, Virginia and North Carolina.
CSU's first true road game of the season came at South Carolina in the Gamecock Classic on February 27. The Bucs fell to the Gamecocks despite a two-run home run off the bat of Cheyenne Gandara, 10-3.
The Bucs fell in both contests at UC Santa Barbara and dropped a 5-1 decision to Cal State Fullerton in their West Coast swing on March 12-14.
CSU fell twice at Radford on March 28-29, but won the middle contest, 21-6, behind a six-home run day that included grand slams off the bat of Cheyenne Gandara and Jordan Evans.
CSU swept all three games at Campbell on March 31-April 1, winning primarily due to the long ball with Marci Christian (2), Gandara, Natalie Yonan and Brooke Lein all going deep over the series sweep over the Camels.