Spartans Fall at Charleston Southern

Spartans Fall at Charleston Southern

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Charleston, S.C. – Charleston Southern scored two runs in the seventh inning to defeat USC Upstate 4-3 in a non-conference game Wednesday at CSU Ballpark.

Charleston Southern improves to 5-2 while Upstate falls to 3-6.

Scoring Breakdown

  • Top 1stCharlie Carpenter hit his third home run of the season to give Upstate a 1-0 lead.
  • Top 4th – Carpenter led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a J.J. Shimko base hit. Following a sacrifice bunt, Carpenter scored on a Russell Schwertfeger sacrifice fly.
  • Bottom 4th – Cole German reached on a double with one out and advanced to third on a groundout before scoring on a Kevin Vesnesky double.
  • Top 5thJordan Miller reached on a single with one out and scored as a result of a Buccaneer error to give Upstate a 3-1 lead.
  • Bottom 5th – Brandon Gragilla hit a solo home run with two outs to bring Charleston Southern within a run.
  • Bottom 7th – Nate Blanchard reached on a leadoff single. Blanchard advanced to second on a Jason Miller single and tied the game on a Gragilla single as Miller advanced to third. Miller scored the go-ahead run on a Mike Sconzo sacrifice fly.


  • Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a single, home run, run scored and RBI.
  • Shimko, Miller, Jake Bourke and Drake Harris each finished with a hit.
  • Gragilla and German each had two hits for Charleston Southern.
  • Wil Hartsell (1-2) earned the win as he gave up one hit in three scoreless innings.
  • Cody Smith (3) pitched a scoreless ninth for the save
  • Trey Van Der Weide (1-1) took the loss after allowing two runs on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 2.0 innings.

Up Next

  • Upstate returns to Harley Park on Friday, welcoming Wright State for a 4 p.m. contest.

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