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Feb. 27, 2006

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – – Casey Lambert tossed a career-high six innings in relief, but the College of Charleston’s Joey Friddle scored on an error in the bottom of the 17th inning to lift the Cougars over Virginia, 7-6, in the final game of the 2006 Charleston Challenge at Patriots Point Field Sunday afternoon. The game lasted five hours and 19 minutes and topped the Cavaliers (8-2) last long outing of 14 innings at North Carolina last season.

Josh Myers (0-1) suffered the loss for the Cavaliers allowing one unearned run and one walk. Pat McAnaney started the game for the Cavaliers and allowed four earned runs on six hits and had three strikeouts. Freshman Andrew Carraway made his first appearance of the season and tossed 3 1/3 innings. He allowed two earned runs on three hits. Shooter Hunt pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings before giving way to Michael Schwimer, who pitched two scoreless innings. Casey Lambert pitched six scoreless innings in relief and struck out five Cougars.

Patrick Wingfield led the Cavaliers at the plate going 2-for-7 with one run scored and one RBI.

Nick Chigges earned the win for the College of Charleston in relief. Chigges struck out six in 5 2/3 innings of relief.

Friddle walked to lead off the bottom of the 17th. He stole second and scored on error at second base to end the game.

The Cavaliers had an opportunity in the top of the 13th when Patrick Wingfield hit a one-out double to right field. Matt Bernstine followed with a single through the right side, but Wingfield was thrown out at home to end the Cavalier threat.

Virginia had a chance to take the lead in the top of 12th when Tim Henry was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, but the Cougars were able to get out of the inning without giving up a run. College of Charleston threatened in the bottom of the 12th when Phillip Coker led off with a double to right center. After an intentional walk put runners on the corners with two outs, Lambert struck out Alex Garabedian to end the inning.

Virginia rallied to tie the game in the top of the ninth. Greg Miclat reached on an error with one out and stole second. Tim Henry’s single through the left side scored Miclat tying the game, 6-6.

The Cavaliers trailed 6-3 heading into the top of the eighth. Sean Doolittle singled to left center and David Adams hit a one-out single. After a wild pitch allowed the runners to move into scoring position, Doolittle scored on a passed ball and Adams scored on Tom Hagan’s ground out getting the Hoos within, 6-5.

The Cougars extended their lead to 6-3 in the bottom of the seventh when Jeff Beliveau led off with a pinch-hit double. Clay McCord, who pinch ran for Beliveau, later scored on a double by Phillip Coker giving College of Charleston a 5-3 advantage. Joey Friddle’s single up the middle then scored Coker for the three-run College of Charleston lead.

Patrick Wingfield’s RBI single through the right side started a two-out rally as UVa pulled within, 4-3, in the top of the fourth. Beau Seabury singled to left field to score Hagan. Virginia’s fnal run of the inning came when Greg Miclat scored on an error by the shortsop pulling the Cavaliers within one run.

College of Charleston took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. After Phillip Coker singled to lead off the inning, McAnaney looked to have picked off Coker, but Coker was called safe at second. Oliver Marmol then tripled in Coker giving the Cougars the first run of the game. Joey Friddle then singled up the middle to score Marmol for the 2-0 lead.

The Cougars pushed their lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the third when Larry Cobb scored on Friddle’s ground out and Marmol crossed the plate on Chris Campbell’s RBI single.

Seven different Cavaliers had one hit in the game. Coker led College of Charleston going 4-for-6 with one RBI and two runs scored. Marmol finished 3-for-7 with two runs scored while Friddle, Chris Campbell, Ben Lassater and Larry Cobb each had two hits.

Virginia returns to action Tuesday when the Cavaliers host George Washington at 4 p.m.

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