Evan Nations survived a five-run fifth inning to earn his first win of the season, and the Charleston Southern bullpen tossed four shutout innings to lead the Buccaneers to a 9-7 victory over UNC Asheville to take the final game of the Big South series at CSU Ballpark.
Nations was backed by a 14-hit attack that was spearheaded by the top of the CSU order, with the quartet of Nate Blanchard, Brandon Burris, Sly Edwards and Chris Singleton combining to go 9 for 16 with five runs scored and eight RBIs.
Singleton had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in four runs, while Edwards had three base hits, scored twice and knocked in a pair of runs. Blanchard added two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs for CSU (15-21, 3-9).
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — A late surge by College of Charleston was not enough to overcome a five-run deficit as Hofstra took the series finale.
The Cougars (21-14-1, 5-4 CAA) pulled within one in the ninth when Bradley Jones launched a grand slam to left. It was the junior’s ninth homer of the season and his second career grand slam.
Justin Baker (1-2) took the loss after surrendering five runs in 12/3 innings.
ATHENS, GA. — Georgia hit four solo home runs, including a pair of back-to-back homers in the eighth inning by Daniel Nichols and Stephen Wrenn, on the way to a victory over South Carolina in the rubber game of a three-game SEC series.
Gene Cone extended his hitting streak to 23 games with a third-inning base hit. Cone has also reached base in 26 straight games for the Gamecocks (29-8, 11-4).
LOUISVILLE, KY. — Corey Ray’s walkoff double with two outs in the ninth inning scored Colin Lyman from second base and lifted Louisville over Clemson at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Seth Beer and Reed Rohlman each drove in two runs to pace the Tigers (24-12, 8-10 ACC).
Pat Krall (5-1) suffered the loss, yielding seven hits, three runs — two earned — and two walks in 41/3 innings.
SPARTANBURG — Wofford scored three runs in the seventh inning and five in the eighth to rally past The Citadel and sweep the weekend SoCon series.
Ben Peden, Shy Phillips and Barrett Charpia had three hits apiece to pace the Bulldogs (13-23, 3-6). Charpia also tallied three RBIs and two runs. Stephen Windham had two hits in the game.
Citadel starter Jacob Watcher pitched six innings in his seventh start this season, allowing three runs and fanning three.