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Cougar Baseball Battles Rain, Sweeps Wofford 8-4
Courtesy: CofCSports.com  
Release: 03/18/2012
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MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Despite a rain delay that lasted four hours and 42 minutes, the College of Charleston pulled out the weekend sweep with an 8-4 win over Wofford on Sunday.

The win marked the second straight SoCon sweep for the Cougars (15-5, 7-2) while Wofford fell to 8-12 and 0-3 in the conference.

The game-winning hit came in the bottom of the sixth inning from pinch-hitter Brandon Glazer who launched a three-run home run to left field to put College of Charleston up 6-4. Senior Marty Gantt followed it with a laser to left center on the very next pitch for CofC's first back-to-back home runs of the 2012 season.

Junior Tyler Jackson came in off the bench and hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to add insurance. Rob Harding and Dre Watts each had two hits and Gunnar Heidt tallied a two-RBI single in the second inning.

Senior Nick Osterman (1-0) earned the win for College of Charleston while David Peterson picked up his sixth save after pitching the eighth and ninth innings. Christian Powell earned a no decision in his fifth start of the season.

Wofford's Alex Wilson (1-2) earned the loss for the Terriers. David Roney hit a solo home run to lead the offensive effort.

After a three-run third inning that featured four hits including a home run, Wofford took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the third inning when the game was halted because of lightning in the area. After four hours and 42 minutes, the game resumed in the bottom of the third and College of Charleston promptly tied it with a double from Gantt and an RBI double from Daniel Aldrich to score the senior from second.

"I told our guys how important it was to come out of the delay with energy, especially since we were behind," said head coach Monte Lee. "I was pleased that we did just that and tied the game immediately. Brandon Glazer was the player of the game for his pinch-hit home run and our bullpen came in and did a great job."

Wofford retook the lead in the top of the sixth inning when a walk to Roney loaded the bases for Matthew Kaskow who was hit by a pitch. Osterman induced Matt Moore to fly out to center to end the frame.

The CofC fireworks came in the bottom of the sixth when Bradley Goodson earned a two-out walk to set up Glazer's pinch-hit three-run home run to take the lead. Gantt's solo shot on the next pitch made the score 7-4.

Aided by several great defensive plays from Heidt and Goodson in the middle of the infield, the Cougars were never threatened after the sixth and Peterson finished with two innings, one hit and one strikeout.

Gantt's outstanding performance at the plate extended his reached base streak to 17 games, while he has hit safely in the last four games.

College of Charleston will travel to UNC-Wilmington on Tuesday, March 20 for a 6:30 p.m. start.


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