Wofford College Release –
SPARTANBURG, S.C. –
The Wofford baseball team was defeated 3-0 on Saturday afternoon by the College of Charleston at Russell C. King Field. The Terriers loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning but were unable to plate a run.
Wofford is now 20-30 on the season and 10-17 in the Southern Conference. The College of Charleston is 26-20 overall and 14-9 in conference play. There were a total of 28 strikeouts in the contest, which included 15 by Wofford starter Jesse Morris.
The Cougars took an early lead on an RBI single by Brandon Murray in the top of the first inning. Wofford left one runner on base in the bottom of the second inning. In the top of the fourth inning, Brandon Murray singled and Cody Martin hit a home run to right field to give the College of Charleston a 3-0 advantage.
Both teams were retired in order in the fifth inning. Wofford had a single from Matt Moore in the bottom of the sixth, but he was left on second base. The Cougars left one runner on base in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the eighth, the Terriers led off with a single, but a double play ended the scoring chance.
In the bottom of the ninth, Clark Wise walked and Alec Paradowski singled with one out. A single with two outs by Seth Neely loaded the bases, but a ground out ended the game.
Wofford starter Jesse Morris (7-4) threw 8.1 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. His 15 strikeouts tied a career high and the school Division I record. J.D. Osborne went two-thirds of an inning with one strikeout.
College of Charleston starter Matt Pegler (3-2) went seven innings and did not allow a run on two hits. He struck out ten batters with one walk. Dre Watts recorded his fifth save of the season by going two innings with two strikeouts and three hits allowed.
Next week Wofford will face South Carolina on Wednesday, May 8 before the final Southern Conference series of the season at Western Carolina.