Tyler Corbitt

Citadel freshman Tyler Corbitt hit his first college home run in the Bulldogs' 7-3 loss to Western Carolina in the SoCon Tournament on Tuesday. Provided/Citadel Athletics 

The Citadel's baseball season ended Tuesday with a 7-3 loss to Western Carolina in the Southern Conference Tournament at Fluor Field in Greenville.

The Bulldogs ended coach Tony Skole's second season with a record of 12-43, pending the outcome of a suspended April 9 game with College of Charleston. That game was halted due to weather with the Bulldogs up 3-2 after five innings at Riley Park.

The ninth-seeded Bulldogs jumped to a 3-1 lead after three innings on freshman Tyler Corbitt's first career home run, an RBI single from Lane Botkin and a bases-loaded walk by Tilo Skole.

But No. 8 seed Western Carolina (21-30) rallied with four runs in the fifth and move on to face No. 1 Samford in the double-elimination part of the tournament.

Starting pitcher Jordan Merritt (3-8) took the loss for The Citadel, allowing five runs on six hits in four innings.

Reach Jeff Hartsell at 843-937-5596. Follow on Twitter @Jeff_fromthePC

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