Game 2 : Wofford 8 CoC 5 Final

Southern Conference Champions - 2007

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Game 2 : Wofford 8 CoC 5 Final

Postby BestOfBreed on Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:39 pm

Nice win and a much needed one!!!!

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Postby terriers on Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:44 pm

This is a big win that should instill confidence. Great pitching job by
Austin and Vartanian.

Postby BestOfBreed on Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:54 pm

Georgia Southern loses again so Wofford moves ahead of them in the standings :)
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Postby GoldandBlack on Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:24 pm

Great afternoon for baseball.

The entire team looked confident, hit the ball well, and didn't let up on their intensity the entire game. Austin pitched a great six innings, and looked as strong in the 6th as he did in the first.

Vartanian was a little shaky on his control when he came in at the top of the 7th, but pulled it together and was exceptionally strong in the 9th to close it out.

Let's hope the confidence from this win carries over. One more with CofC, then two against El Cid.
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Postby Growler on Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:05 pm

terriers wrote:This is a big win that should instill confidence. Great pitching job by
Austin and Vartanian.

We're Back!

We're dead even with CofC, They took Game one by the score of 5-8. We took game two by the same margin!

"GO TERRIERS" :clap2: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D - :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Terriers notch first conference win with 8-5 victory over Cougars


Box Score

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Ben Austin held College of Charleston to four hits and four runs over six innings before Charles Vartanian took over to complete an 8-5 Wofford win Saturday afternoon at Russell C. King Field. The victory was the first Southern Conference win of the season for Wofford and the first SoCon loss for College of Charleston.

Austin (7-2) allowed only three earned runs to record his team-high seventh win of the season. Vartanian notched his first save after taking over in the seventh and holding the Cougars to one run on four hits. Vartanian struck out three while walking none.

College of Charleston (19-8, 4-1) scored first on a fielding error in the opening inning. Oliver Marmol reached first base after being hit by a pitch to open the game and advanced two bases on a sacrifice bunt and a groundout to shortstop. Austin nearly escaped the inning unharmed, but shortstop Michael Gilmartin mishandled a ground ball to allow Marmol to score.

Bradford Eaves tied the game in the bottom half of the first for Wofford with a solo shot to left field for his third round-tripper of the season. Eaves went 3-for-4 in the game with one RBI and one run score.

Wofford (17-12, 1-4) added two more runs in the second on back-to-back RBI doubles from Adam Wood and Emre Caglayan. Sterling Dye led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from catcher Keith Munns. Wood followed with a two-bagger to left-center field to score Dye, and Caglayan matched Wood with another double to left to give Wofford a 3-1 lead.

In the top of the third, Dye showcased his arm from right field to complete a double play and save a run. With Stuart Haywood on second following a leadoff double, Chris Campbell flew out to Dye in right. Haywood tagged up on the fly ball and sped toward third, but Dye gunned the ball to third baseman Brandon Waring, who put the tag on Haywood in time to complete the double play.

Wofford used the momentum to add two more runs in the bottom of the third on a two-RBI single from Wood. Shane Kirkley singled to left field to open the inning and advanced to second on a fielder's choice throwing error by Cougar third baseman Ben Lasater. Charleston starter Jeff Beliveau struck out the next two batters, but Wood made the Cougars pay for the error with a bases loaded single to right field to score two for a 5-1 lead.

Charleston struck back with a two-run homer in the fourth to cut the deficit to 5-3. First baseman Michael Kohn reached base on a walk and outfielder Alex Garabedian slammed a two-run bomb to left-center to put the Cougars within two.

The Terriers matched the two-run shot with another multi-run blast from catcher Keith Munns in the fifth. Munns roped a 1-0 fastball to left field to score John Brandt, who reached first on an error by Marmol.

The Cougars pulled within two again in the seventh. Marmol led off with a double before Wofford went to its bullpen in favor of Vartanian. Vartanian got Haywood to ground out, but Campbell followed with an RBI double to score Marmol. Following a wild pitch that advanced Campbell to third, Vartanian forced two groundouts to end the inning, but the Cougars managed to score Campbell on the first force out.

Gilmartin gave Wofford an insurance run in the seventh on an RBI double to score Munns. The run was one of two in the game for Munns, who was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and two walks.

With an 8-5 lead entering the eighth, Vartanian went to work and held the Cougars without a run over the final two innings. Vartanian encountered a jam in the eighth with two men on and one out, but the senior flamethrower struck out the next two batters to escape the threat unharmed.

Jeff Beliveau (2-1) took the loss for College of Charleston after allowing seven runs - four earned - and nine hits over five innings. Beliveau struck out five and walked one.

Wofford and College of Charleston will complete their three-game series with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday at Russell C. King Field.

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