The Citadel picked up a 13-9 victory over Kent State on Saturday night in Rock Hill, SC. Chris Swauger led The Citadel by going 4-6 at the plate while picking up 6 RBI’s in the game. Justin Smith of The Citadel provided excellent relief work by going 5.1 innings while only allowing 3 walks for the only base runners which gave the Bulldogs to rally for the victory. Jared Bartholomew led Kent with a 2-4 evening while driving in four runs and scoring two runs. Kent State will play Temple on Sunday at 11am while The Citadel will play Columbia this upcoming weekend.
The Citadel Bulldogs had a change of plans on Thursday as a blizzard affected the Minneapolis area thus making it difficult for airplanes to land. The Citadel was unable to make it to Minneapolis to play in the Dairy Queen Classic this weekend but they were able to join the Coca-Cola Classic hosted by Winthrop. They will play James Madison on Friday evening at 8 pm and Kent State on Saturday also at 8 pm. They will play Sunday against an opponent that has not been determined.
The Citadel Bulldogs put a 25 hit attack together to beat the Campbell Camels by a score of 20-10. The Citadel offense was led by Senior Zach Brown and Freshman Kyle Jordan who each got four hits on the afternoon. Justin Smith picked up the victory for the Bulldogs. The Citadel will be back in action at the Dairy Queen Classic at the Metrodome this weekend. Campbell now heads home to host Seton Hall for three games.
The Citadel Bulldogs will be hosting the Campbell Camels on Tuesday. The Citadel enters the game coming off a 1-2 weekend with a victory over UNC-Asheville and a loss to Virginia Tech and Minnesota respectively. The Citadel has an overall record of 5-4 on the young season. Campbell University enters with a 1-7 overall record after losing two straight games to Charlotte over the weekend. They picked up their first win of the year beating East Carolina last Wednesday. The game on Tuesday starts at 3 pm at Riley Park in Charleston, SC.
The Citadel Bulldogs knocked off UNC-Asheville by a score of 4-3 in the final game of the Homewood Suites Shootout. The Citadel got a walk-off RBI single from Kyle Jordan in the bottom of the ninth. Link Saunders picked up the victory for The Citadel by pitching 1.2 innings of shutout baseball. The Citadel will play Campbell on Tuesday before heading to the Diary Queen Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. UNC-Asheville will be off until Friday when they head to the University of New Orleans.
The Minnesota Gophers behind a six run sixth inning to pick up a 7-3 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies in the final day of The Homewood Suites Shootout. VT starting pitcher David Cross pitched no hit baseball until the sixth inning when the Gophers went on their rampage of six runs. Cross ended up picking up the loss with Tyler Oakes picking up the win for the Gophers.
On Day 2 of the Homewood Suites Shootout, The Minnesota Gophers behind a 4-4 performance from Second baseman Derek McCallum picked up a 6-3 victory over the Citadel.
Anthony Sosnoskie hit a grand slam in the top of the tenth inning to lead the Va Tech Hokies to a 9-6 victory over UNC-Asheville at the Homewood Suites Shooutout.
The Citadel Bulldogs suffered a tough 5-4 setback to Virginia Tech in 11 innings on Friday. The Citadel left the bases loaded in five innings and stranded 21 runners on base in the loss. It seems that The Citadel dominated the game but were not able to pull out the victory.
The University of Minnesota pulled out a 7-5 victory over UNC-Asheville. They came from a 4-0 deficit to come out victorious.
The Citadel will host The Homewoods Suites Shootout this weekend with Va Tech, Minnesota, and UNC-Asheville. This should be a very good tournament as each team are on the same skill level. Minnesota will be playing their first game of the season on Friday when they face UNC-Asheville. The Citadel will square against VA Tech on Friday.
Va Tech vs UNC-Asheville
The Citadel vs Minnesota
Minnesota vs Va Tech
The Citadel vs UNC-Asheville
Zach Brown was named the Southern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending February 19th. He hit .400 during The Crab House Shootout presented by Trademark Properties. He led The Citadel to victories over Richmond and South Carolina.
The Citadel on Sunday pulled out a dramatic 7-6 victory over the Number 1 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks. The Citadel came back from a 6-1 deficit to pick up the victory. Bryan Altman led the offense with a huge three-run homer in the seventh inning to get the bulldogs within a run. Richard Jones provided a sacrifice fly to drive in the the eventual winning run in the eighth inning. Raymond Copenhaver pitched three innings while only letting up a single hit to pick up his first career victory. Link Saunders pitched a perfect ninth inning to get his first save on the season. Justin Smoak for South Carolina went 2 for 3 with a homer in the losing effort. Wayne Pelser picked up the loss for the Gamecocks.
Tim Nanry hit three home runs on Sunday to led the Liberty Flames to a 28-7 victory over the Richmond Spiders. Liberty collected 28 hits in the game which broke the school record in addition to tying the record for runs scored in a game also with 28.