The Cougars got a much-needed 7-5 victory on Sunday against crosstown rival The Citadel to snap a four-game skid. College of Charleston scored six runs with two outs, including two-out RBIs from Carl Wise, Cody Martin, Morgan Phillips and Blake Butler to secure the win.
Matt Pegler earned his third-straight victory as the weekend’s third starter, while Dre Watts picked up his sixth save of the year. The win gave CofC an 8-1 record in the final game of SoCon series this year, while the Cougars avoided being swept by a conference foe since 2009.
Charleston got a much-needed boost from its offense after the Cougars had failed to score more than three runs in six games. The Citadel took 7-1 victories on Friday and Saturday behind the strong pitching of Austin Pritcher and Logan Cribb, and five CofC errors in Saturday’s contest.
Tuesday’s game will be broadcast with live video on the Charleston Sports Network through CofCSports.com.
Wes Torrez, JU, 1-3, 6.44 ERA, 36.1 IP, 15 BB, 19 K
Nathan Helvey, CofC, 4-3, 3.14 ERA, 43.0 IP, 11 BB, 23 K
SERIES VS. JACKSONVILLE
With College of Charleston’s 12-5 win over Jacksonville earlier in the season, the Cougars improved to 9-3 over the Dolphins all-time. Ryan Welke had three hits and three RBI in the game earlier this season, while Alex Pastorius hit his first career home run. In last season’s home game, Charleston scored a school-record 12 runs in the first inning en route to a 16-3 victory.
SCOUTING THE DOLPHINS
The Dolphins come to Patriots Point after a series loss to Lipscomb over the weekend. Jacksonville is hitting .260 as a team with a 5.51 team ERA. Jake Huxtable leads the squad with a .321 batting average and 21 runs scored. Brady North has a team-best 31 RBIs with six homers.
College of Charleston will host Georgia Southern this weekend with SoCon tournament positioning on the line. The Cougars can finish anywhere from the third to the sixth seed in the tournament, and could possibly play Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Furman, Elon or The Citadel. The SoCon Tournament begins Wednesday, May 22 at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.