Furman 11-6, Charleston 9-5

MOUNT PLEASANT — Taylor Johnson continued his assault on College of Charleston pitching with a two-run ninth inning home run that lifted Furman over the Cougars at Patriots Point in the second game of the day.

Johnson hit two home runs, tallied three RBIs and scored four times in the series opener, a suspended game victory that was completed earlier Saturday. He went 2 for 5 and drove in two runs and scored twice in Game 2.

The Cougars tied the first game after Saturday’s resumption with a two-out bases loaded single from Gunnar Heidt, making the score 9-9 before the Paladins (21-6, 9-11 SoCon) took back the lead in the ninth.

Heidt, Devon Reed and Cody Martin had two hits each for Charleston (20-18, 11-8) in the second game.

Dre Watts (3-1) took the loss in the second game after allowing both of the Paladins’ runs in the ninth.

(Game 1)

FUR AB R H BI CHAS AB R H BI

Mizika cf 5 1 2 0 Butler 2b 3 1 1 0

Burton ss 5 1 1 0 Reed 3b 4 0 1 0

Johnson rf 4 4 3 3 Heidt ss 5 0 2 2

Nitto c 4 2 2 0 Murray lf 4 1 1 2 Abrams 1b 3 2 2 4 Boykin dh 5 0 2 0

Ohmstd 3b 4 0 0 1 Wise 1b 3 2 1 1

Harrisn dh 5 1 2 2 Martin rf 3 3 1 2

Davis lf 4 0 3 1 Welke c 3 0 0 0

Simpson 2b 5 0 1 0 Wright pr 0 1 0 0

Goodson ph 1 0 0 0

Phillips 5 1 1 1

Totals 39 11 16 11 Totals 36 9 10 8

Furman 120 220 202—11

College of Charleston 220 003 020—9

E—Abrams, Heidt. DP—CofC 2. LOB—FUR 7, COFC 9. 2B— Burton, Abrams. HR— Johnson, Abrams, Harrison, Murray, Wise, Martin, Phillips. SF—Ohmstede. SH—Nitto, Reed. CS—Davis, Butler.

Furman IP H R ER BB SO

Smith 6 7 7 7 3 6

Carlson 1 1 0 0 0 1

Warford 1 1 2 2 2 1

Solter 1 1 0 0 1 1

College of Charleston

Pegler 6 8 7 7 1 6

Hanzlik 1.2 3 2 2 1 0

Freie 1.1 5 2 2 1 0

HBP— Davis, Butler, Murray. A—193. T— 3:00.

(Game 2)

FUR AB R H BI CHAS AB R H BI

Muzika cf 4 0 0 0 Butler 2b 2 1 0 1

Davis lf 2 0 0 0 Reed 3b 4 1 2 0

Jones ph/lf 2 1 2 1 Heidt ss 4 1 2 2

Johnson rf 5 2 2 2 Murray lf 4 0 2 0 Nitto 1b/c 3 1 1 0 Boykin dh 4 0 0 1

Ohmstd 3b 5 0 1 1 Wise 1b 4 0 1 1

Abrms p 5 0 0 0 Martin rf 5 1 2 0

MacLtche c 3 0 2 1 Welke c 2 0 0 0

Harrison ph 1 0 0 0 Phillips cf 4 1 1 0

Simpsn 2b 3 1 2 0

Twrncky ss 2 0 0 0

Burtn ph 2 1 1 1

Totals 37 6 11 6 Totals 33 5 10 5

Furman 000 200 112—6

College of Charleston 000 020 111—5

E—Burton, Butler, Heidt. DP—COFC 2. LOB—FUR 9, COFC 11. 2B— Simpson, Martin. HR— Johnson. SF—Butler, Boykin. SH—Burton, Phillips. CS—Murray.

Furman IP H R ER BB SO

Abrams 4 6 0 0 1 4

Morse 1 0 2 1 2 0

Warford 1.1 2 1 0 0 0

Browne 0.2 1 1 2 1 0

Carlson 2 1 1 0 2 0

Charleston

Zokan 6 6 2 0 1 7

Hanzlik 1.2 2 2 1 0 1

Loving 0 1 0 0 0 0

Watts 1 2 2 2 0 1

Revan 0.1 0 0 0 0 1

HBP— Nitto 2, Simpson, Murray. A—209. T— 3:13.