Charleston Southern 11, Savannah State 5
SAVANNAH — Charleston Southern gained momentum heading into the first night game at CSU Ballpark, scoring in all but one inning in an 11-5 win over Savannah State on Wednesday night.
The Bucs (15-22), who won their third straight game, host Presbyterian at 7 p.m. Friday. Savannah State falls to 21-16.
CSU finished with 20 hits.
However, Bucs’ head coach Stuart Lake was equally excited about the effort he received from his bullpen — seven shutout innings — after a rocky start.
Bobby Ison, Alex Tomasovich, and Brian Welch each had four hits for CSU, which scored in every inning but the fourth, rallying from a 5-3 deficit. Ison was 4 for 6 with a double and a triple. He also scored three times and stole a base. Welch was also 4 for 6 with a double and a triple. Tomasovich added a 4-for-5 night with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Ison opened the scoring with an RBI triple in the first to score Kevin Hickey. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Tomasovich as the Bucs took a 2-0 lead.
Welch doubled and scored on a Zach Haralambis sacrifice fly in the second for the Bucs third run.
Haralambis added an RBI single in the seventh and Robbie Streett added a sacrifice fly and an RBI double in the late innings to cap the Bucs’ scoring.
The Bucs’ Chase Shelton picked up the win, working two shutout innings as CSU used seven pitchers.
Austin Weekley worked two shutout innings and Andrew Tomasovich worked a perfect ninth in relief.
Tickets are $7 to Friday’s game against Presbyterian.