May 26, 2010
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CBI Live: SoCon Game 1: #2 CofC 12, #7 ASU 11 (11)
CBI Live: SoCon Game 2: #6 WCU 11, #3 GSU 4
CBI Live: SoCon Game
4: #4 Elon 1, #5 Samford 0
for eight innings as The Citadel wins
By Phil Stanton
CHARLESTON, S.C. – It wasn’t always the
prettiest, but it was effective.
Asher Wojciechowski, a potential first-round
draft pick, battled through eight innings as top-seeded The
Citadel defeated eighth-seeded Furman 9-5 Wednesday in the first
round of the Southern Conference Tournament at Joseph P. Riley,
The Bulldogs (39-20) will face the winner of the
Elon-Samford contest on Thursday at 5 p.m., while the Paladins
(19-36) meet the loser at 1 p.m.
Working in front of numerous radar guns and
professional scouts, Wojciechowski scattered 11 hits, the most
he’s surrendered as a collegian. He gave up five runs (four
earned), walked one and struck out eight. His final six outs
came on punchouts.
Furman fought hard against the SoCon Pitcher of
the Year. Dylan Cole and J.B. Jenkins had belted consecutive
home runs in the top of the seventh to even the score at 4.
The Bulldogs answered in the bottom of the frame.
Justin Mackert had a RBI fielder’s choice to break the tie. Kyle
Jordan followed with a two-run double and scored on a base hit
by David Greene as the Bulldogs pushed the lead to 8-4.
The Paladins got one back in the top of the
eighth on a double by Reese Wade, but stranded a pair in scoring
position as Wojciechowski fanned the final two batters he faced.
The Citadel plated an insurance run in the bottom
of the eighth on a base hit by Bryan Altman. Raymond Copenhaver
pitched the ninth to preserve the victory.
Justin Mackert had two hits and three RBI, while
William Ladd contributed three hits and two runs for the
Brian Harrison went 3 for 4 with a run for
Furman. Will Muzika knocked in two for the Paladins.
(photos courtesy of Southern
Conference Media Relations Office)