Western Carolina Sneaks Past Virginia In Baseball, 4-3
Feb. 23, 2002
Charleston, SC — Left fielder Doug Myers hit the game-winning home run in thetop of the eighth inning to lead Western Carolina past Virginia, 4-3, ingame number five of the Berkeley Electric Cooperative Shootout in Riley Park.
Western Carolina (4-1) jumped out early and scored a run in the top of thefirst inning as shortstop Ryan Schade singled and scored on a single bycenter fielder Donovan Minero.
Virginia (4-1) retaliated in the bottom of the frame as left fielder DavidStone scored on an error by Western Carolina. Right fielder Matt Streetthen scored on a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Robert Word. TheCavaliers tacked on another in the bottom of the second when first basemanJoe Koshansky doubled to lead off the inning and later scored on a sacrificebunt by second baseman Kyle Werman.
The Catamounts narrowed the margin to 3-2 in the top of the sixth as firstbaseman Alan Beck scored on a ground out by left fielder Doug Myers. TheCatamounts knotted the score at, 3-3, in the seventh when right fielder RodGoldston doubled home designated hitter Chris Davis who singled to lead offthe inning.
Western then took the lead in the top of the eighth as left fielder DougMyers hit a solo home run to give the Catamounts a 4-3 advantage.
Western starter Seth Foster pitched 7.2 innings and struck out seven toimprove to 2-0 on the season. Catamount closer Joe Camac picked up hisfirst save of the season. Virginia reliever Shooter Starr took the lossafter surrendering the home run to Myers.
Virginia will return to play The Citadel at 5 pm.