Charlotte stranded 10 runners and committed three errors on Saturday, which contributed to a 7-2 loss at Old Dominion. The Niners spoiled Danny Raley’s first career three-hit day while Logan Sherer posted his second-straight three-hit game as ODU cranked out 13 hits to even the Conference USA weekend series.
Old Dominion (15-13, 4-7) started with single runs in the first and second starting with Derek Francis’ RBI single in the opening frame followed by scoring the first run given away by the Niners with a two-out wild pitch in the second.
Charlotte (11-14, 5-9) clawed back with run in the third as Raley collected his second hit of the afternoon began a two-out rally before he later scored on a two out passed ball behind the plate. In the fourth, Sherer’s second double of the afternoon paid off as Old Dominion booted their only mistake of the day on Hunter Jones’ groundball to first allowing Sherer to score from third.
The Monarchs tacked on two more in the fourth.
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South Carolina 13, Miss. State 7: All nine Gamecock starters recorded at least one hit as 13th ranked South Carolina belted out 15 hits in a victory against Mississippi State. Max Schrock had a career-high in hits going 5-for-6 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored. The Gamecocks are 21-11 and 6-6 in the SEC with Mississippi State 21-13 and 5-7 in league play
Winthrop 3, High Point 2: Pitchers Matt Crohan and Travis Shelley held visiting High Point hit-less in the final three innings to hold on to a victory.
The Eagles improve to 20-12 on the year and 3-6 in conference action while the Panthers fall to 16-14 and 6-3 in the Big South.
Wofford 5, Western Carolina 3: Visiting Wofford lost 5-3 to Western Carolina. The Terriers took a three-run lead in the first inning, but the Catamounts scored the final five runs in the game to even the weekend series.
Longwood 10, Coastal Carolina 7: Host Coastal Carolina took a one-run lead into the ninth inning, but surrendered four runs in the frame and fell to Longwood.
The 23rd-ranked Chanticleers won their third straight conference series, but fall to 23-8 overall and 7-2 in the league. The Lancers improve to 13-17, 4-8.