Freshman Hutson Dodds belted his first career homer and Curtis Dowling tossed five strong inning in relief lifting the College of Charleston to a 9-1 win over Charleston Southern in college baseball action before 411 at Patriots Point Field on Tuesday.
“I thought we had a very good offensive approach at the plate tonight,” said Cougar coach John Pawlowski. “It was great to see freshman Hutson Dodds step up, and I also thought Curtis Dowling did an outstanding job for us out of the pen.”
Dowling (1-0), a sophomore, came on in the second inning and allowed just one run on only five hits with six strikeouts.
The Cougars (15-6) jumped out to a 2-0 first inning advantage on Chris Campbell’s fourth homer of the season, a towering two-run shot to left.
The Bucs (11-15) cut the margin to 5-1 on Anthony Hayes two-out infield single in the third inning that scored Adam Brown.
Michael Harrington had an RBI single and Michael Kohn a two-run single in the fourth that increased Charleston’s lead to 8-1. Dodds’ solo homer down the left field line in the fifth closed out the scoring.
Mike Mead (1-3) suffered the loss allowing five runs in 1 2/3 innings of work.
The Cougars open Southern Conference play with a three-game series with Western Carolina at Patriots Point beginning Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00. Charleston Southern plays host to Maryland-Eastern Shore in a 2:00 start on Wednesday.