Nick Chinners had a career-best five hits and Brantley Meier tied the school record for most hits in a single season, but Charleston Southern came up short against High Point, 12-7, at CSU Ballpark.
The loss, its 12th straight, officially ended Charleston Southern's (17-36, 6-18 Big South) hope for a berth in the Big South Conference postseason tournament.
The Buccaneers were outhit 16-15 by the Panthers (27-27, 13-12 Big South), but High Point was able to use three errors and timely hitting to pull away with three or more runs in four of the final five innings.
Chinners was a perfect 5 for 5 for the Buccaneers, and he also tied his career high with three runs scored. Meier finished 2 for 5 with a run, and his hit in the sixth inning gave him 80 for the season to tie him with Justin Fyle (2004-07) for the all-time mark.
Chinners' day moved his total to 79 hits on the year, and the two juniors will have two more games to battle for sole possession of the mark.
E--Sustar, McKinney, Woodall. DP--HP 1, CSU 1. LOB--HP 8, CSU 9. 2B--Gantner. HR--Antolik, Chinners, Burkett. SH--Mercurio 2, Mahoney, Christmas, McKinney. SF--Mercurio, Gantner, Geissinger, Sustar, Woodall. SB--Rosario 2, Mercurio, Roberts 3, Gantner, Antolik, Meier, Wilkins 2. CS--Mahoney.
WP--Serber 3. Cadenhead. HBP--by Cadenhead (Rosario). PB--Woodall.