By: CofC Sports Media
Griffin McLarty (Buckner, Ky.) struck out 11 in seven strong innings, Danny Wondrack (Wall, N.J.) launched his league-leading 13th home run of the season, and Nathan Ocker (Middletown, Pa.) recorded his 25th career save in College of Charleston’s 4-2 win over Towson on Friday evening at Patriots Point.
With the victory, College of Charleston (30-19, 11-8 CAA) clinches the 19th 30-win season in program history and extends its lead over William& Mary for second in the CAA standings to three games in the loss column. McLarty held Towson (13-35, 6-13 CAA) to one run on three hits in seven innings to earn his seventh win of the season. The junior right-hander fanned 11 batters to reach the 100-strikeoutmark for the first time in his career.
Wondrack paced the offense with a solo home run – the 33rd of his career – and two runs scored in a 2-for-4 effort. Logan McRae (Florence,S.C.) drove in one and reached twice as Bradley Dixon (Greenwood, S.C.) went 2-for-4. Ari Sechopoulos (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) plated the eventual winning run with a sac fly in the fourth. Ocker pitched a scoreless ninth to record his 11th saveof the season and the 25th of his career.
Javon Fields collected two of Towson’s five hits and drove in a run as Trey Martinez launched a solo homer in the third. Josh Seils allowed four runs on six hits in seven innings to take the loss.
Charleston returns to the diamond on Saturday in game two of the weekend series with Towson. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m. at Patriots Point.
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