College Baseball: Towson clips College of Charleston, 4-3

TOWSON, Md. — What started as a pitchers’ duel between College of Charleston and Towson ended in a disappointing loss for the Cougars at Schuerholz Park.

Nathan Helvey (4-5) didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning, but gave up three runs in the eighth inning to take the loss.

Charleston (22-18-1, 6-7 CAA) opened the scoring in the third inning. After Dupree Hart singled to start the frame, he advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and to third on a ground ball. The first pitch to Erven Roper was low and skipped away from Towson catcher Trey Martinez. Hart raced home and, just as Martinez attempted to apply the tag, hurdled the Tigers’ backstop, touched home with his left hand and back-rolled past the plate.

Towson (16-27, 6-7) tied the game on three consecutive hits off Helvey in the fifth. The win is the first in 11 tries for the Tigers in the all-time series between the teams.

COFC AB R H BI TOWSON AB R H BI

Hart 2b 5 1 2 2 Henze dh 4 1 2 0

Richter 3b 3 0 2 0 Gallo cf 4 1 1 1

Dixon rf 5 0 0 0 Policelli ss 4 0 1 2

Roper c 4 0 1 0 Palacios 2b 4 0 0 0

Phillips cf 5 0 1 0 Gimblet rf 4 0 0 0

Wndrck dh 4 0 0 0 Dyer 1b 3 1 1 0

McRae 1b 3 1 2 0 Miller 3b 3 0 1 1

Grant lf 2 1 2 0 Mullins lf 3 1 2 0

Manzo ss 4 0 0 0 Martinez c 2 0 0 0

Sutton ph 1 0 0 0

Howerton c 0 0 0 0

Totals 35 3 10 2 Totals 32 4 8 4

College of Charleston 001 000 020—3

Towson 000 010 03x—4

E—Hart; Gimblet. DP—COFC 1; Towson 1. LOB—COFC 11; Towson 4. 2B—Dyer. 3B—Policelli. SH—Richter. SB—McRae.

CofC IP H R ER BB SO

Helvey (L,4-5) 71/3 8 4 4 0 7

Sisk 2/3 0 0 0 0 0

Towson

Morris 52/3 6 1 1 1 2

Golczewski (W,3-1) 21/3 4 2 1 2 1

Marriggi (S,1) 1 0 0 0 0 2

WP—Sisk; Morris. HBP—by Morris (Roper); by Morris (Richter). Time-2:37 A-143.