MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - College of Charleston exploded for a season-best 16 runs on 17 hits to take a 16-3 win over Davidson on Friday night.
Six different players tallied multiple hits for the Cougars (16-6, 8-2) who won their seventh-straight SoCon contest. Davidson (8-11, 2-5) committed five errors and managed only six hits in the loss.
Brandon Murray led the way with a 3-for-5 performance with a two-run home run and five RBIs and three runs. Murray leads the team with five home runs this season as he became the third player to notch five or more RBIs in a single game this season.
On the mound, Josh Renfro (4-1) continued with another outstanding performance, tying his career high with 11 strikeouts which he set last week. Renfro allowed just two runs and six hits in 7.2 innings without walking a single batter. In his last two starts, he has struck out 22 and allowed just three runs in 16.2 innings.
Brian Russell (1-3) picked up the loss for Davidson, allowing six earned runs in four innings. David Daniels went 1-3 with an RBI for the Wildcats.
The Cougars jumped on the Wildcats early in the first inning, as the first four batters all reached safely. Rob Harding earned an RBI on a sacrifice fly and Gantt scored on a stolen base and throwing error by the Davidson catcher. Murray picked up an RBI by scoring Watts on a ground ball to the shortstop.
Murray picked up his two-run home run in the third inning, and picked up another RBI with a single in the fourth inning. The Cougars led 8-0 after the fourth frame.
Holton tallied his two RBIs in the sixth inning and an error allowed a third run to score.
The Cougars scored five runs on five hits along with two errors in the seventh inning, including a two-RBI single from Heidt. The Cougars led 16-1 after the seventh frame, and Davidson picked up two runs in the eighth and ninth inning.
Blake Ross made his season debut on the mound, pitching 1.1 IP with an unearned run allowed and one strikeout.
The Cougars will continue the series with a 3 p.m. scheduled game against Davidson tomorrow afternoon.