Bulldogs Take Game Two from Eagles
Matt Talley recorded the win throwing seven innings, allowing the only two GS runs on five hits. Raymond Copenhaver entered in relief and tossed the final two innings, holding the Eagles scoreless and hitless, striking out two. Andy Moye (Alpharetta, Ga.) drew the loss after five innings of work. Moye allowed six runs on eight hits with Trent Franzago (Byron, Ga.) closing the game logging the final four innings. The redshirt-sophomore surrendered only one run on two hits in 14 batters faced.
Shawn Payne (Stone Mountain, Ga.) went 2-for-4, while Eric Phillips (Carrollton, Ga.), A.J. Wirnsberger (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) and Michael Burruss (Marietta, Ga.) collected the remaining three Eagle hits. Meanwhile, four Bulldogs posted two hits apiece with Bryan Altman launching two home runs.
Back-to-back solo home runs in the second from Altman and Justin Mackert, both to left center field, put The Citadel on top, 2-0. But GS cut the score in half in the home half of the frame using a sacrifice fly from Burruss. Phillips singled through the left side to leadoff and stole second and third enabling the sophomore to score on the flyout.
The Bulldogs pushed their lead back to three runs picking up a run in the third using a pair of doubles from Brad Felder and Matt Simonelli. Moye sat the next four down in order but a Grant Richards solo shot just fair of the left field foul pole cushioned the lead to 4-1.
Altman then gave The Citadel a 6-1 lead in the sixth inning with a two-run home run to left field.
The conference foes traded single runs in the seventh frame. For the Bulldogs, Nick Orvin singled to center and was driven in on a Simonelli base hit up the middle. Phillips opened the home half taking a free pass and stole second. Wirnsberger moved Phillips to third with a single through the left side and Burruss picked up the RBI with a single to left. With runners on first and third, Copenhaver ended the threat with a strikeout before the rain started to fall and the game was forced into a weather delay.
The game resumed Saturday afternoon with one out in the bottom of the eighth. Both relievers returned to the contest with Copenhaver and Franzago sitting down their opponents in order to close the game. Franzago struck out four of the last six batters faced.
The final game of this series is set to take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Saturday, 22 May 2010 16:14