Four-run fourth pushes Explorers past Bucs Sunday

By: CSU Sports Media

The Charleston Southern baseball team got out to a 3-0 lead after two innings but a four-run fourth from La Salle was enough to take the series and Sunday finale 5-4 at CSU Ballpark.

Senior outfielder Josh Litchfield turned in his first three-hit game of the season, but CSU (1-2) couldn’t scratch across the tying run late as La Salle (2-1) took the series for the second time in as many matchups.

Litchfield also drove in two runs for the Bucs while Ryan Stoudemire added a pair of hits, one RBI and scored a run.

La Salle cut into the CSU lead with a solo home run from Nick O’Day in the third before sending 10 men to the plate as part of a four-run fourth. O’Day was one of four Explorer batters with two-plus hits on the day as each team collected 10-plus Sunday.

CSU starter Jaret Bennett took the loss tossing 3.1 innings surrendering five runs, four earned while striking out five. La Salle reliever Mike Anthony picked up the win tossing 3.2 innings of one-run ball before Connor Hinchliffe closed it out for his second save of the weekend.

Up Next

CSU heads to Patriots Point Wednesday to take on College of Charleston in their first midweek matchup of 2019. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.

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