STATESBORO, Ga. -- Drew Woodall hit his first career home run -- one of four Buccaneers homers in a losing effort as Charleston Southern fell to Georgia Southern, 12-7, Tuesday night at JI Clements Stadium.
The Bucs (17-30) lost their sixth consecutive game despite recording 15 hits, and the Eagles (30-19) were able to take advantage of 17 hits and one crucial CSU error.
Derek Smith blasted his team-leading seventh home run of the season in a pinch-hit appearance in the top of the ninth inning, but the Bucs were unable to do any more damage to the scoreboard.
Jesse Cadenhead (5-4) threw 3 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs -- five earned -- on nine hits.
Bentley Christmas was 3 for 5 to lead Charleston Southern at the plate. Seven different Bucs scored and Nick Chinners and Walt Quattlebaum led the way with two RBIs apiece.
Colin Snow (2-2) earned the win on the mound for Georgia Southern after allowing six runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Chris Myer threw 2 2/3 innings and only gave up two hits. Trent Franzago threw the ninth for GSU and allowed three hits and the home run to Smith.
Bowles, Burruss and Williams each recorded three hits for the Eagles, and Bowles led Georgia Southern with three runs batted in. Roache scored three times and Bowles and Burruss each scored twice.
Charleston Southern will head to Columbia today for a 7 p.m. meeting with the No. 8-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks.
E--Sustar. LOB--CSU 7, GSU 11. 2B--Meier, Blackburn, Roache, Burruss, Williams. 3B--Bowles. HR--Chinners, Cadenhead, Woodall, Smith. SH--Sustar. SF--Blackburn. SB--Phillips, Wirnsberger, Roache. CS--Phillips.
HBP--by Cadenhead (Owens).