Buccaneers held off in both Saturday games against UMass Lowell and Marshall

Buccaneers held off in both Saturday games against UMass Lowell and Marshall

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Summer Moore continued her hitting streak on Saturday afternoon to highlight the Buccaneers' efforts on the second day of the Holy City Showdown. The Buccaneers fell to UMass Lowell, 5-0, in their first game of the day, before being topped 10-0 by Marshall in the final game of the day.

Moore recorded singles in both games to stretch her hitting streak to four-games to highlight the Bucs' (4-12) offensive efforts on the day. Arizona Pilgrim added 8.1 innings in the circle to pace CSU's pitching efforts.

Game One: UMass Lowell 5, Charleston Southern 0
UMass Lowell took advantage of Courtney Cashman's first-inning home run in their way to topping the host Buccaneers in the third game of the day at the CSU Softball Field.

The Buccaneers mounted five hits against Lovina Capria as the River Hawks' right-hander hurled a complete game shutout in the win. Alyssa Heinrich suffered the loss after going the first 0.1 innings and allowing the Cashman home run.

Five different Buccaneers recorded singles in the game with CSU mounting two run-scoring opportunities in the second and third innings. However, Christi Takac was stranded on third in the second frame, while UMass Lowell ended the third-inning rally with an out at the plate to keep the shutout intact in the win.

Casey Harding was 3-for-3 from the plate to pace the UMass Lowell offense on the day, while Rhiana Hubbard's pinch-hit single in the seventh highlighted CSU's at-bats on the day.

How They Scored

  • Cashman connected on the two-run home run scoring Tori Mueller in the top of the first to put UMass Lowell ahead early.
  • Maria Moccio added a run-scoring single in the top of the third bringing home Cashman to put the visitors up 3-0.
  • A CSU throwing error scored Casey Harding to put the River Hawks ahead 4-0, while Sarah Ratcliffe's RBI single to right field brought home Sydney Barker for the final run of the contest.

Game Two: Marshall 10, Charleston Southern 0 (5 inn.)
Kailee Williamson hurled a complete game one-hitter to top the Buccaneers in the final game of the second day of the Holy City Showdown.

Summer Moore drilled a two-out single in the bottom of the first inning for CSU's lone hit of the game. Nina Del Rio drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the fourth and Rhiana Hubbard was issued a free pass in the fifth to cap CSU's base-running opportunities.

Holly Clark suffered the loss in the second game after going the first 1.2 innings. The junior pitcher allowed eight runs and seven hits in the losing effort. Pilgrim went the final 3.1 innings allowing two unearned runs in relief.

Briana Daiss connected on a two-run home run in the top of the seventh to cap a seven-run inning that secured the Thundering Herd win. Four different players had multi-hit efforts in the win.

How They Scored

  • Katie Adams brought home Mya Stephenson with a two-out single in the top of the first to give Marshall the early 1-0 lead.
  • The Thundering Herd brought home seven runs in the top of the second with Chloe Lee, Sierra Huerta, Aly Harrell, Adams, and Daiss all recording RBI over the inning as Marshall sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning.
  • Hannah Giammarino's RBI grounder to the shortstop scored Daiss and put Marshall ahead 9-0 in the top of the fourth.
  • Huerta's RBI single in the top of the fifth brought home Lee to provide the final margin.

Up Next
Charleston Southern closes out the Holy City Showdown tomorrow afternoon with a 1 p.m. first pitch against UNC Wilmington at the CSU Softball Field.

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