Armstrong paces Citadel past Charleston Southern

The Citadel’s Mason Davis slides under the tag of Charleston Southern shortstop Alex Tomasovich on Friday during the Bulldogs’ 6-4 victory at Riley Park.

Hughston Armstrong drove in two runs and Zach Sherrill got the win in relief as The Citadel defeated Charleston Southern, 6-4, in college baseball on Friday at Riley Park.

The Bulldogs (15-9) and Buccaneers (8-15) will meet again Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Charleston Southern, and the two teams are scheduled to play Sunday at 1 p.m. back at Riley Park.

Armstrong was 3 for 4 with a double, and Mason Davis had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games for The Citadel. Davis, Bo Thompson, Johnathan Stokes and Calvin Orth also drove in runs for the Bulldogs.

Sherrill (1-0) pitched 11/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Starter Austin Pritcher went 52/3 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits.

Bobby Ison was 3 for 4 and drove in two runs for the Bucs. Starter Ryan Gunther (2-3) got the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits.

The Citadel scored two runs in the fourth when Brett Bullard walked, stole second and scored on a double by Armstrong. He came in on a single by Davis.

Bullard singled and stole second again in the sixth, scoring on Armstrong’s single. The Citadel added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings

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