Cougars wrap tourney with 10-0 shutout rout

— College of Charleston concluded its first softball homestand of the season with a run-ruled, five-inning 10-0 shutout over UMass Lowell on Sunday.

Charleston (7-6) won three of its four games over the weekend at the home-hosted Cougar Classic.

Sara Garcia launched her first home run of the season — a three-run bomb in the bottom of the second inning.

In the fourth inning, Isabel McClusky recorded her first hit, a double, and was brought home two batters later by Katie Parker, who had her first hit of the season on that play.

Lexi Thompson connected on her first home run to close out the final day of the Charleston Southern Invitational as the Buccaneers fell to Savannah State at the CSU Softball Field, 8-5.

Thompson drilled a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning, sparking a three-run rally that pulled the Bucs back within 6-5 against the Tigers. But Savannah State scored runs in both the top of the fifth and sixth innings to close out the victory.

Jade Gandara continued to have the hot bat at the plate for the Bucs (8-5) as the freshman outfielder went 3 for 4 with an RBI double off the left field fence.

The College of Charleston men’s team bounced back from a tough loss to Virginia Tech on Thursday to defeat Appalachian State, 5-2.

Josh Record and Vasily Kichigin were the deciding factor in the doubles competition, as they clinched the point the in the No. 3 doubles flight, 7-6.

Juan Estevarena earned his seventh singles win of the season in the No. 1 spot, 6-3, 6-3.

Junior Laura Fuenfstueck carded a 2-under 70 with three birdies in the first round as the College of Charleston women’s team sits in second among the 41-team field at the Spring Classic at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Fuenfstueck is tied for fourth individually.

The hosting Cougars shot 2-over with a first-round 290 team score. Chattanooga leads the pack at 5-under with a first-round 283 and Coastal Carolina is third with a 3-over 291.

Charleston Southern junior Shelby Thompson is tied for 39th and the Buccaneers are 23rd. The Bucs shot a team-314 at Osprey Point.