March 21, 2004
Charleston, S.C. - Jared Greenwood went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, but it was not enough to overcome a five-run sixth inning by The Citadel as the Bulldogs (11-8, 5-1) completed a three-game sweep over the Catamounts (9-13, 0-6) Sunday afternoon at Riley Park, winning 6-3.
The Citadel jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. First baseman Zach Brown used the wind to hit an opposite field solo home run to left center field for his first career round-tripper.
In the top of the fourth, Western Carolina took its first lead of the series (2-1) on a two-run home run to right field by Greenwood. Denver Edick drew a leadoff walk and Greenwood followed with his seventh homer of the season, which was hit into a strong wind coming over the right field wall.
In the top of the sixth, WCU took a 3-1 lead. Greenwood and Brian Sigmon had back-to-back singles to start the frame. After a double play, Greenwood moved to third and scored on an RBI single to center by Chad McKown.
The Citadel regained the lead with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, making the score 6-3. Chris Ard had a leadoff double down the left field line and moved to third on a single to center by Josh Stackley. After a strike out, Jon Aughey delivered an RBI single to right. Brown, who entered the game with just one hit in 12 at bats, collected his third hit of the game, driving in Stackley and chasing Catamount starting pitcher Brad Josey. New WCU pitcher Derrick Hawk was welcomed by an RBI single by Matt Matulia and a two-run double by Will Coker.
Josey (1-2) was credited with the loss, pitching 5.1 innings, allowing eight hits and five runs with no walks and three strike outs. Hawk pitched the final 2.2 innings and allowed three hits and one run with two walks and two strike outs. Offensively for the Cats, Greenwood had three of the team's eight hits and accounted for all three runs, scoring once on a single and driving in two with his home run.
Citadel starter Chip Cannon went the distance to improve to 1-1 on the season. He allowed eight hits and three runs in his nine innings with four walks and four strike outs. Offensively, Brown had three hits, while Stackley extended his season hitting streak to 20 games with two hits today. Brown also drove in two, as did Coker.
Western Carolina will remain on the road to face Tennessee Tech on Wednesday (Mar. 24) at 3 pm (CT).