Gamecock Pitching Silences Buccaneer Bats in Series Opener

Gamecock Pitching Silences Buccaneer Bats in Series Opener

Columbia, S.C. - Charleston Southern's offense had no answer for South Carolina as they could only muster one hit in their 7-0 loss on Friday.

South Carolina scored six of their seven runs via home runs. The first came in the bottom of the second, after a dropped fly ball extended the inning. The next batter, Jonah Bride, took full advantage of the error and hit a two run home run to left field. LT Tolbert hit a solo homer in the fourth and Jacob Olsen added two more with his home run in the sixth. Noah Campbell also hit a solo home run, his coming in the seventh.

CSU was held hitless until the eighth inning. Josh Peters hit a short fly to right field to put the Bucs in the hit column, but that ended up begin the only Buccaneer hit of the game. The Bucs struck out 16 times and only had three players reach base.

Adam Hill (1-1) picked up the win for South Carolina. He threw seven no-hit innings and set a new Founders Park record with 14 strikeouts.

Nik Constantakos (1-1) took the loss for CSU, pitching six innings and allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits, and five strikeouts.

News & Notes

  • This marks the second time the Bucs have been shut out in 2018. The last one came in the series finale against Delaware in a 1-0 loss.
  • CSU pitchers lost their double-digit strikeout streak, with Constantakos and Wil Hartsell tallying  eight.
  • Josh Peters had the only hit for CSU, but the Bucs had two other batters reach base. Josh Litchfield reached on an error and Kale Rhame beat out a fielder's choice.
  • Justin Dahill made his season debut for the Bucs, striking out in his pinch hit appearance.


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The Buccaneers continue their weekend series with South Carolina on Saturday, with first pitch set for 2 p.m at Founders Park in Columbia.

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