Baseball Takes on Appalachian State in Final SoCon Regular Season Series
College of Charleston (36-14, 19-8 SoCon)
at Appalachian State (32-12-1, 11-11-1 SoCon)
Friday, May 14 - 6:00 p.m.
RHP #9 Kevin Decker (6-0, 4.03 ERA) vs. RHP #37 Matt Andress (8-2, 5.48 ERA)
Saturday, May 15 - 3:00 p.m.
RHP #23 David Peterson (7-3, 4.93 ERA) vs. LHP #29 Tyler Jackson (1-3, 4.39 ERA)
Sunday, May 16 - 1:00 p.m.RHP #32 Christian Powell (5-3, 7.40 ERA) vs. TBA
- BATTING PRACTICE
- ALL-TIME VS. APPALCHIAN STATE
- START IT UP
SATURDAY - Sophomore RHP David Peterson returns to the mound Saturday after losing for the first time since March 12 against Samford. Peterson struck out seven Citadel batters in 7-1/3 innings, scattered seven hits and allowed five runs with no walks in the 7-3 loss against the Bulldogs last weekend.
SUNDAY - Freshman RHP Christian Powell makes his 13th start this season. In his last start against The Citadel, Powell was tagged for five runs on five hits in 3-1/3 innings, striking out three and walking two in a no-decision.
- CHARLESTON PLAYER NOTES
SS Joey Bergman - UNC: went 0-for-4... UPSTATE: went 1-for-3 with a walk and a sac fly... added two RBI and scored twice... CITADEL: batted a team-high .583 (7-12) on the weekend... scored six runs and knocked three doubles, a triple and a RBI... returned to action at the plate against Charleston Southern on March 24 after hamate bone surgery put him on the shelf earlier this season.
1B Greg Blake - UNC: had two of the Cougars' five hits, including a double... UPSTATE: 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the first inning... CITADEL: had four hits, including a two-run home run, for a .364 average... added a double and three RBI.
RF Thomas Brittle - UNC: went 0-for-3... UPSTATE: 3-for-5 with three singles and four runs scored... CITADEL: Saw action as defensive replacement.
DH Kolby Epley - UNC: went 0-for-s with a walk... UPSTATE: 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in the seventh inning... CITADEL: Did not play.
SS Jamie Holler - UNC: batted 1-for-3... UPSTATE: 0-for-3... CITADEL: went 2-for-9 with a solo home run and two RBI.
C Rob Kral - UNC: went 0-for-3 with a walk... UPSTATE: Did not play... CITADEL: batted .455 with a double, a home run and three RBI... scored four runs and walked three times.
3B Matt Leeds - UNC: batted 1-for-4... UPSTATE: 5-for-5 performance with three doubles and two two-run homers... six RBI... set single-game total bases mark with 14... equaled single-game record with three doubles... first Cougar to hit home runs from both sides of the plate since 1994... CITADEL: went 1-for-12 with a RBI double and a walk.
CF Cole Rakar - UNC: went 0-for-3... UPSTATE: 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI... CITADEL: batted .333 with a double and four RBI... scored three runs and added a sacrifice fly.
LF Jose Rodriguez - UNC: batted 1-for-4... UPSTATE: 3-for-4 with three RBI... two-run homer in the first inning... CITADEL: batted .417 with five hits and two doubles... added three RBI and scored twice... went 0-for-4 on Sunday, snapping a 14-game hitting streak.
- 2010 COUGARS BASEBALL RADIO SCHEDULE
Remaining 2010 Cougar Baseball Radio Broadcast Schedule
May 15 & 16 at Appalachian State 3 p.m./1 p.m.
May 22 vs. UNC-Wilmington 6 p.m.
May 26-30 at the SoCon Tournament
- LEEDS HAS RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCE AGAINST UPSTATE
Leeds also became the first Cougar to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in a single game since Shawn Lopez achieved the feat on March 27, 1994. His second-inning blast came right-handed off Upstate starter Austin Moyer, while his two-run shot in the fourth was left-handed off reliever Chris Knauff. Leeds broke the single-game total bases mark of 13 set by Lee Curtis against Virginia Military Institute on May 12, 2002 and tied the doubles record held by eight Cougars, most recently Austin Morgan on May 2, 2009.
- LEEDS NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT
- DENNY'S GRAND SLAM HAS NOTHING ON US
- KRAL EARNS SECOND SOCON PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOR
- LEEDS GARNERS SOCON PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
Leeds had at least two hits in all four games last week and reached the five-RBI plateau in two games. In the midweek clash at USC Upstate, his three-run blast to straightaway center cleared the backdrop at approximately 440 feet, as he went 3-for-4 adding a single and a triple. During the week, Leeds drove in 13 of the Cougars 38 runs (34.2%) for the week and only struck out twice in 18 at-bats.
- COUGARS SWEEP SOCON WEEKLY AWARDS
Kral had a career day at the plate on March 19, hitting three home runs with five RBIs in the Cougars' series-opening win at UNC Greensboro. Kral's three home run output ties the program's record for home runs in a game with four others, including current head coach Monte Lee (1999). The redshirt-sophomore had at least one RBI in all five games for the Cougars that week as CofC went 5-0. He had four multi-hit games, 10 RBIs and slugged 1.000.
Decker went 2-0 in two appearances that week, coming out of the bullpen to pick up the victory versus No. 8 Coastal Carolina and then making his first start at UNC Greensboro. The senior right-hander allowed only three hits in nine total innings, highlighted by two frames of hitless, shutout ball against the nationally-ranked Chants on March 16. He followed that by allowing two runs on three hits in seven innings of work against the Spartans March 20. Decker held opponents to a .103 batting average, giving up two singles and a double over 34 batters.
- ALL-SOCON COUGARS
- BERGMAN EARNS SECOND PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA NOD
Elected the 2009 Southern Conference Player of the Year, Bergman had a .452 average while drilling 15 home runs last season. He became the 10th player in Southern Conference history to record 100 hits in a single season. He garnered third-team All-America status by Collegiate Baseball and the ABCA.
- ON DECK