BOONE, N.C. — Junior Cole Rakar, a former Wando High School standout, hit
for the cycle, going 4 for 5 with four RBIs, and senior Joey Bergman added
four hits and scored four runs as College of Charleston rolled to a
15-5 victory over Appalachian State in Southern Conference action on
Saturday at Smith Stadium.
The Cougars improve to
37-14 overall and 20-8 in the SoCon. Appalachian State fell to 32-13-1,
Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader was postponed due to rain and will be made
up today as part of a doubleheader
starting at 11 a.m.
Rakar became the first
Cougar to hit for the cycle since Ben Lasater completed the feat in a 21-9
win at Wofford on April 1, 2007.
Rakar accomplished the task in order, a bunt single in the first, a double
to left center in the second, an RBI triple to right center in the third and
a three-run homer in the seventh.
David Peterson picked up his eighth win of the season, throwing five innings
allowing four earned runs on eight hits. The sophomore struck out three,
walked two and has won seven of his last eight decisions.
College of Charleston 405 020 310—15
Appalachian State 201 020 000— 5
E—Leeds. DP—CofC 1, ASU 1. LOB—CofC 12, ASU 9. 2B—Bergman, Rakar, Kral,
Hobson 3, Briggs. 3B—Rakar. HR—Rakar, Watts. SB—Bergman, Holler, Hobson.
WP—Grant. HBP—by Andress (Brittle, Bergman); by Grant (Dodds). BK—Peterson.
Time—3:11. Att: n/a.