Cougars Edge ETSU, 5-4, in Series Finale

Sunday, March 04, 2001

Charleston, SC -- Brett Spivey's single scored Mitch Miggenburg from second base capping a three-run Cougar eighth as the College of Charleston rallied for a 5-4 win over East Tennessee State in Southern Conference college baseball action before 354 at Patriots Point Field on Sunday.

Charleston (9-6, 2-1 SoCon) took a 2-0 leading in the bottom of the fourth on Greg Alden's two-run homer to left, his first of the season.

ETSU (4-10, 1-2) answered with four runs in the top of the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. Tim Turner's run scoring single scored Kirk Keithley making it 2-1, and Scott Rose followed with a two-run homer to left giving the Bucs a 3-2 advantage. Nathan Copeland's sacrifice fly capped the scoring for ETSU.

Trailing 4-2 entering the eighth, Hank Stepleton led off with a triple and scored on Matt Lauderdale single to left cutting the margin to 4-3.

Lauderdale moved to third on Miggenburg's single to left center, and scored on Ronny Marmol's sacrifice fly to right field.

Miggenburg, who had moved to second on Marmol game-tying fly out, scored when Spivey lined a single into left center for the game-winner.

Lefthander Shawn Holland (2-0) picked up the win working 3 2/3 innings of hitless relief with one walk and four strikeouts. Andy Hutchings earned his team-leading fifth save of the season working the ninth allowing a walk with one strikeout.

Matt Nunley (0-1) suffered the loss in relief for ETSU allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and a walk in 2 1/3 innings of work.

Charleston is action again on Tuesday when it plays host to Detroit in a 1:00 start at Patriots Point Field.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WSOC Radford Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 22, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC ETSU Cookeville, Tenn.
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Tech
WSOC Appalachian St. Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 9:00 a.m. Morgan State University
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 5:00 p.m. California State University, Sacramento
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30, 12:00 p.m. UNC Charlotte
WSOC Campbell Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 31, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 4:00 p.m. Lehigh University
WSOC ETSU Florence, S.C.
Sep 7, 3:00 p.m. Francis Marion
WSOC ETSU Washington, D.C.
Sep 12, 3:00 p.m. George Washington
VB ETSU Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 12, 5:00 p.m. University of Utah
VB ETSU Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 13, 1:30 p.m. Lipscomb University