Coll. of Charleston 3, Georgia Southern 2

MOUNT PLEASANT — Freshman Morgan Phillips hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to center field to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Cougars a series-clinching win over Georgia Southern.

College of Charleston (30-24, 17-11) recorded its 12th consecutive 30-win season.

Blake Ross (2-1) picked up the win for Charleston as he battled through the final four innings, allowing two hits but keeping the Eagles (25-29, 13-16) off the scoreboard in several tough situations.

Blake Butler continued his hot hitting with two hits. He scored two runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth. Cody Martin notched two hits and had an RBI, while Brandon Murray and Phillips added the other two RBIs.

CHAS AB R H BI GSU AB R H BI

Butler 2b 4 2 2 0 Williams lf 3 0 0 0

Wise 1b 3 0 1 0 Morgan ss 4 0 0 0

Heidt ss 4 0 1 0 Griffin c 4 0 0 0

Murray lf 3 0 1 1 Dodds rf 4 0 1 0

Phillips cf 3 0 1 1 Davis 1b 3 1 1 0

Boykin dh 2 1 0 0 Brown 3b 4 0 2 1 Martin rf 4 0 2 1 Owens dh 3 1 1 0

Holton c 2 0 1 0 Avera 2b 4 0 2 0

Jackson ph 1 0 0 0 Streicher cf 3 0 0 0

Welke c 1 0 0 0

Reed 3b 4 0 1 0

Totals 31 3 10 3 Totals 32 2 7 1

Ga. Southern 000 020 000—2

Coll. of Charleston 011 000 001—3

E—Morgan 2, Heidt, Phillips. LOB- GSU 6, CofC 10. 2B—Davis, Martin. SH— Wise, Phillips. SB- Williams, Butler. CS- Butler, Heidt, Reed.

Ga. Southern IP H R ER BB SO

Howard 5 6 2 2 2 3

Rowe 2 3 0 0 0 1

Johnson 0 0 0 0 1 0

Myers 12/3 1 1 0 2 1

Coll. of Charleston

West 5 5 2 1 0 4

Ross 4 2 0 0 2 1

HBP—by Howard (Boykin), by Ross (Williams), by Myers (Heidt). A-209 Time-2:57.