Virginia Knocks Down The Citadel, 5-4
Feb. 24, 2002
Charleston, SC – Shortstop Mark Reynolds scored the game-winning run to inthe top of the eight inning to push Virginia by The Citadel, 5-4, in gamenumber nine of the Berkeley Electric Cooperative Shootout in Riley Park.
Virginia (5-1) struggled early against Bulldog starter T.A. Fulmer held theCavaliers hitless through the first three innings. Virginia then scoredthree unearned runs in the fourth inning as left fielder David Stone reachedon an error and scored. First baseman Robert Word then doubled homedesignated hitter Dan Street to account for two of the runs. The third runcame when Word scored on a single by center fielder Chris Sweet.
The Citadel (2-5) bounced right back with four runs in the bottom of theframe as they answered with four unearned runs of their own. The inning washighlighted by freshman second baseman Jon Aughey’s first collegiate homerun, a three-run shot over the scoreboard in left field.
Virginia tied the score in the top of the fifth when shortstop Mark Reynoldssingled home second baseman Kyle Werman. Virginia then capitalized onanother Bulldog error in the top of the eighth when Reynolds scored on a flyball to center field that was dropped by center fielder Andy Phillips.
Virginia starter Dan Street pitched five innings, struck out two and allowedfour unearned runs in the no decision. Cavalier reliever Canon Hickmanpitched 3.1 innings and allowed only two hits to earn the victory. CloserChris Marinak pitched the final two-thirds of an inning to earn his firstsave of the season.
Citadel starter T.A. Fulmer pitched five innings, allowed only one earnedrun and struck out a career-high 10 batters in the no decision. RelieverMatt Hamer took the hard luck loss to fall to 2-1 on the season.
The game only had more errors than earned runs (7-1) as Virginia committedfour errors, while The Citadel posted three mishaps. The two teams combinedfor only one earned run.
Virginia returns home to play Virginia Commonwealth at 3 pm on Tuesday,February 26, while The Citadel will remain at home and will face Winthrop onWednesday, February 27 at 5 pm.