Charleston, S.C. - Senior Evan Nations threw seven scoreless innings on the mound to lead Charleston Southern (10-19, 3-6) to a 6-0 shutout victory over Longwood (7-18, 2-7) on Saturday afternoon.
Nations (1-0) made his longest and best start of the season against the Lancers as he worked seven innings with six hits, no walks, and five strikeouts. With him on the mound, Longwood could only put three runners in scoring position.
CSU's offense found success as well as Mike Sconzo and Christian Maggio finished with three hits in the game. RBI singles from Jason Miller, Ryan Rizk, and Maggio combined to plate three runs in the third inning. In the fifth, the Bucs loaded the bases for Rizk. Though he grounded into a double play, a run did score on the play. Christian Maggio followed him with a two out RBI single to give the Bucs a 5-0 lead. CSU added some insurance in the eighth inning off of a sacrifice fly from Jason Miller.
Longwood's best chance to score came in the eighth inning. With the bases loaded, Daniel Johnson entered from the bullpen with just one out. Johnson quickly got a strikeout and a pop out to retire the side and keep the shutout in tact.
Cody Boydstun (1-4) took the loss for Longwood, pitching three innings and allowing three runs on seven hits with two strikeouts.
News & Notes
- With the win today, the Buccaneers won their first weekend series of the season.
- This is the first shutout victory for the Bucs this year.
- The Bucs totaled 12 hits today. They've posted double-digit hit totals every game this series.
- Evan Nations' seven innings today is the longest outing he's had in his college career.
- Mike Sconzo extended his hitting streak to six games. He's hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Sconzo also posted his 11th multi-hit game of the season today.
Post Game Comments
CSU will face off with College of Charleston this week in a two game midweek series. Tuesday's game will be at CofC and first pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Patriots Point. First pitch for Wednesday's game at the CSU Ballpark is also set for 6 p.m.