CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Daniel Aldrich hit three home runs to lift College of Charleston over Western Carolina, 5-4, in Southern Confernce baseball action on Friday.

Aldrich’s five RBIs was also a career high as he doubled his season home run total with the three long balls.

College of Charleston (30-12, 18-7) has now won six games in a row, the longest winning streak of the season. Western Carolina fell to 26-16 and 10-9 in conference play.

Christian Powell (8-2) made his first start of the season on a Friday night and picked up his league-leading eighth win of the season. Powell went 7.0 innings, allowing three runs and seven hits while striking out five Catamounts. Nick Osterman pitched a perfect eighth inning, and David Peterson tallied his 10th save of the year to league the conference.

Marty Gantt tallied a single, two walks and a run to extend his hitting streak to 10 games, tying his previous career long.