Bucs cap CSU Invitational with 10-2 rout

Georgi DeLio connected on a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning to cap off a Buccaneers rally as Charleston Southern topped North Carolina A&T, 10-2, on Sunday in the final game of the CSU Softball Invitational.

The Buccaneers (7-1) broke open a 1-1 game in the bottom of the third inning, scoring five runs in support of CSU starter Nicole Ayala (1-0). Ayala went the first four innings, allowing four hits and striking out two in the victory.

CSU’s victory capped off a 4-1 weekend at the CSU Invitational as the Buccaneers topped Boston, Western Carolina and N.C. A&T (twice) in their second home tournament of the season.

On the strength of two home runs and a sacrifice fly, College of Charleston (4-5) took down Omaha, 5-1, on the final day of the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

The Cougars’ Samantha Martin and Sydney Shipley combined to throw seven innings and allowed only four hits.

The College of Charleston women dominated the field of competition at the SAISA Open and USF Women’s regattas.

The Cougars sailed to a convincing 78-point victory over second-place host South Florida at the USF Women’s event, tallying 131 points across two divisions.

At the SAISA Open, Charleston (54 points) edged host Eckerd College (61) by a seven- point margin at the two- division field.

The Citadel fell, 33-12, to 14th-ranked North Carolina at McAlister Field House.

Junior Aaron Walker completed a perfect dual-match season at 157 pounds with a pin at the 4:32 mark of his match. He finished the season 15-0 in dual matches and is a team-best 26-5 overall this season.

Freshman Patrick Kearney also pinned his opponent at 125 pounds. The pin was Kearney’s first in a dual match this season and second of his career.

College of Charleston took an early lead and never looked back at the Clemson IHSA horse show in Pendleton.

The Cougars maintained momentum and widened their lead over Georgia Southern in the regional standings to 35 points with just one show remaining.