By: CSU Sports Media
HIGH POINT, N.C. – After Charleston Southern tied the ballgame at 4-4 on a Josh Litchfield triple in the seventh, High Point answered with five runs on their way to a 9-4 win in the series opener Friday night in Big South baseball action.
CSU (9-20, 0-7 Big South) got the High Point (10-13, 3-4 Big South) starter Grey Lyttle early with three runs in the top of the first, but two unearned runs in the fourth began a High Point rally that saw the home Panthers score nine of the final 10 runs of the game.
Josh Litchfield and Kyle Horton each collected two hit games and combined for three steals while Payton Holdsworth drew two walks, but the two-run fourth gave the Panthers life and kickstarted another two-spot in the fifth and six singles in the seventh scored the final five tallies.
Trailing 4-3 in the top of the seventh and having the first two batters retired, Ryan Rizk laced a double to left field then Josh Litchfield tripled to left center – the first for CSU this season – to tie it at 4-4 before the Panther rally one half-inning later.
Game two of the series between CSU and High Point is slated for 6 p.m. from Williard Stadium and the Bucs looking for a split in the series.