ELON, N.C. -- Sophomore right-hander Christian Powell tossed eight strong innings, holding Elon to one run on four hits with seven strikeouts to lead the College of Charleston (23-14, 8-7 Southern Conference) over the Phoenix (24-13, 14-4) at Latham Park.

Marty Gantt, Rob Kral and Matt Leeds each collected two hits for the Cougars, who out-hit Elon 10-5.

The Cougars host South Carolina on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

E--Kinsella, Webb. DP--CofC 1, Elon 1. LOB--CofC 7; Elon 7. 2B--Leeds; Swim. SH--Rakar. SF--Kral. SB--Gantt 2, Rakar. CS--Ross.

WP--Webb. HBP--by Powell (Fraser); by Webb (Harding). Time--2:25. Att: 955.