BASEBALL CAPS ROAD TRIP WITH 4-2 LOSS AT CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

Final Score: Charleston Southern 4, VCU 2
Location: CSU Ballpark (Charleston, S.C.)
Records: VCU 2-4, CSU 4-2 

The Short Story: Three VCU players collected two hits apiece, including senior outfielder Alex Gransback, who doubled and drove home one, but it wasn't enough to lift the Rams, who fell to Charleston Southern Sunday in their series finale.

LEADING OFF 

  • Daane Berezo continued his hot streak, smacking two hits on the afternoon, including a double and a walk. He also scored once.
  • Both Gransback and Paul Witt each supplied two hits apiece from the bottom two slots in the lineup. Gransback would chip in with a double and RBI to his stat line.
  • Finishing his day with a hit and RBI would be senior Logan Farrar, who was 1-of-5 at the plate.
  • As a team, the Rams struck out a total 14 times on the afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • CSU got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning, putting up a pair of runs on senior Brooks Vial. Cole German would pull an RBI single through the right side, scoring one. The Bucs would get their second run on a Kyle Vesnesky sacrifice fly. 
  • Farrar would put the Rams on the board in the top of the third, as he would bring home Daane Berezo, who had reached on a double, home from second on an RBI single to left field.
  • With the CSU lead cut to one, the Bucs would snag a two-run lead once again in the bottom half of the third inning. Mike Sconzo would single to score Chris Singleton, putting the score at 3-1.
  • The Rams looked like they may break the door open in the fifth inning, as they loaded the bases with the middle of the lineup coming to the plate with nobody out. However, three straight strikeouts would end the threat and send the Rams back on the defensive.
  • After zeros in the fourth and fifth innings from both squads, VCU would come back with a run in the top of the sixth. Gransback would scorch a double into the left field corner to score Haiden Lamb from first, cutting the CSU lead to 3-2.
  • German would send the final dagger of the afternoon in the bottom of the eighth for the Bucs, as he would smack a solo home run over the right field fence off of Sam Donko to put CSU up 4-2. That score would hold, thanks to a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the ninth from CSU reliever Ryan Stoudemire.

WHAT'S NEXT
VCU will return to action this Tuesday, Feb. 28, as they return to Richmond for their opening game at The Diamond. VCU will take on the Monarchs of Old Dominion, with first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m.

 

 

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