Mixed Bag for the College in LIU Series

This past series against LIU Brooklyn was definitely a mixed bag for the College of Charleston baseball team. The series, which started on Friday evening, stretched over the weekend and concluded on Tuesday.

Friday evening resulted in a 7-2 loss for Charleston. LIU Brooklyn scored five runs in the first three innings and Charleston was unable to recover.

Despite the loss, the College out-hit Brooklyn by a 12-9 margin as Luke Morgan and Danny Wondrack picked up two runs each for the Cougars. Strong pitching was seen from Carter Love, who pitched three and two-thirds scoreless innings, and Justin Baker, who pitched a perfect eighth and ninth inning.

On Saturday, the Cougars brought home a splintering victory with the final score being 11-4.  Charleston recorded a season-high 15 hits, 11 runs and nine extra-base hits.

In game two, Luke Morgan hit his first two home runs since he started playing for the College. In addition, Logan McRae, Wondrack and Morgan hit back-to-back-to-back homers, a phenomenon that hasn’t been seen in Charleston baseball since 2011.

Pitcher Jack Collins pitched a shut-out in the ninth inning, securing the win for Charleston.

Charleston finished on top again on Sunday with a 7-0 steal against Brooklyn. Pitcher Jakob Frishmuth lead the defense with a six-inning shutout and struck out a career-high six batters.

Dupree Hart, Tommy  Richter and McRae each smashed two hits and Riley Knudsen scored a run batted in to give Charleston the victory.

The series closed out on Tuesday afternoon with another victory for the College. Camron was MVP of the offense with two runs and two RBI’s. Luke Manzo chipped in two runs as well, contributing to the Cougars 8-2 victory. Carter Love was the hero of the bullpen after throwing two and one-third scoreless innings, earning him the title of All-time leader in relief appearances for the program.

After this series, Charleston is 6-2 on the season and looks to extend their win streak against Georgia on Friday at Patriot’s Point.

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