By: CSU Sports Media
Charleston Southern scored four runs in the first inning and never took their foot off the gas on their way to a 16-3 win Sunday to take the finale from Longwood at Buddy Bolding Stadium.
CSU (12-24, 2-10 Big South) scored a season-high 16 runs on a team-best 18 hits and scored nine runs in the fifth inning on their way to the largest margin of victory of the season. Senior southpaw Cody Maw was also brilliant on the mound holding the Lancers (9-22, 4-8 Big South) until the seventh inning.
Six different Bucs had multi-hit games in the win led by a three-hit, five-RBI performance from Reid Hardwick while Justin Dahill scored a team-best three runs in the win.
The Bucs jumped out early in the first thanks to two walks and a pair of hits and never looked back as they reached a 14-0 lead before Longwood finally broke through in the seventh and CSU added two-more in the ninth for the final tally.
Five Bucs also drove in multiple runs led by Hardwick’s five – his Sunday hit parade made him the first CSU batter to drive in five in a single game.
CSU closes their road swing with a trip to national power Clemson Tuesday night before hosting Gardner-Webb over the weekend at CSU Ballpark. First pitch Tuesday is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN3 from Doug Kingsmore Stadium.