Buccaneers fall twice on second day of Mayfair Invitational

Buccaneers fall twice on second day of Mayfair Invitational

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Charleston Southern suffered losses against UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State on the second day of the Long Beach State Mayfair Invitational, dropping their first game to the Gauchos 12-0, while falling to the host 49ers in the nightcap, 6-1.

Charleston Southern falls to 4-14 overall on the season with the pair of losses.

Charleston Southern continues play this weekend tomorrow afternoon, taking on Idaho State at noon Eastern Time, and wrap up the day taking on UCLA, with the start time adjusted to begin at 6:45 Eastern Time.

UC Santa Barbara 12, Charleston Southern 0 (Box Score)

Shelby Wisdom hurled a four-hitter as Charleston Southern fell in the opener on Saturday evening at the Mayfair Invitational to UC Santa Barbara, 12-0.

Marci Christian and Linzy Rother both had doubles for the Buccaneers in the loss, while Trea Steele and Natalie Yonan added singles.

Wisdom (10-4) had a standout day from the plate in addition to her time on the mound, going a perfect 4-for-4 with six RBI, including two doubles and one triple, while throwing a complete game. She recorded eight strikeouts to two walks in the win.

Jennifer Giles (1-11) suffered the loss, throwing 1.1 innings in allowing seven runs in the game. Rother pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing five runs (two earned), while striking out four.

UCSB scored in all five innings in the contest, playing three runs in the first, four in the second, two in both the third and fourth frames and one in the fifth.

The Buccaneers threatened to score in both the fourth and fifth innings, with Rother moving Jana Matthews to third base in the fourth inning with a two-out double, while CSU loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth inning, but Wisdom escaped both jams to keep the shutout intact.

Long Beach State 6, Charleston Southern 1 (Box Score)

Host Long Beach State jumped ahead in the bottom of the first inning and held off the Buccaneers late in recording the 6-1 victory in the nightcap of the Mayfair Invitational.

Amanda Hansen (2-0) went six innings, allowing a lone unearned run with seven strikeouts, while Selene Pola pitched a perfect inning in relief.

Linzy Rother (2-3) suffered her third loss of the season, allowing three runs and two hits, with all five batters she faced reaching base. Jennifer Giles pitched six innings in relief, scattering five hits and three runs.

Trea Steele led the Buccaneers with a double and RBI in the game, while Hayes Holdsworth and Jana Matthews also had hits for CSU in the loss.

Karli Sandoval had a home run for the 49ers in the win, while Shayna Kimbrough led all players with two hits and two stolen bases in the game.

The Buccaneers plated their lone run in the top of the fifth inning as Natalie Yonan led off the frame reaching on a fielding error. Steele connected on a double to left field, scoring Yonan from first to bring the Bucs back to within 3-1, but the Long Beach State pitching staff retired the final nine Charleston Southern batters in a row to close out the win.