By: CSU Sports Media
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Paced by seven innings of one-run ball from senior southpaw Cody Maw and rallies in the sixth and seventh innings, the Charleston Southern baseball team surged past USC Upstate 6-2 in Tuesday’s single elimination gamefrom SEGRA Stadium and Big South Championships action.
Maw tossed 7.0 innings of one-run ball for the Bucs (22-34) allowing the CSU offense to get a read on USC Upstate (23-30) starter Trey van der Weide and scratch across four runs in the sixth before adding a pair in the seventh. The seniorand Summerville, S.C. native also struck out a season-high eight hitters working around base runners and keeping the Spartans to just one tally.
Van der Weide had a no-hitter into the fifth before freshman Kyle Horton collected the first hit of the night. That got the offense going as the Bucs scored four in the sixth on four hits, capped by Horton’s two-run single to center fieldto erase the deficit and provide insurance.
Fellow freshman Max Ryerson delivered his 42nd RBI of the season on an infield single to tie the game at 1-1 before Josh Litchfield delivered the go-ahead hit and make it 2-1 before the Bucs added four-more insurance runs.
The seventh-seeded Buccaneers take on the No. 2 seed Radford Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN3 from SEGRA Stadium. CSU seeks their second win of the Big South tournament and a chance to play Thursday in the winner’s bracket.