College of Charleston baseball completes sweep of Furman

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The College of Charleston baseball team defeated Furman University, 7-6, on Sunday afternoon at Patriots Point to complete the three game sweep.

Winning their 6th straight series, the Cougars have an impressive record of 18 wins in their last 20 games.

Charleston got off to a great start Friday night winning easily by a score of 9-2.  The Cougars were led by starting pitcher Taylor Clarke, who had another dominant performance, striking out nine batters in seven innings of work.

The Cougars also found help from Erven Roper, who went 3-4 with four RBIs, and Champ Rowland, who batted 2-4 with one RBI.

After a few rain delays and first inning deficit, the Cougars looked to be in some trouble Saturday afternoon. But thanks to some hot bats in the middle innings, Charleston was able to climb out of a five-run deficit and win a 10-8 thriller.

After being roughed up early, Brandon Glazer settled down and pitched an effective seven innings for his eighth victory. Bradley Jones went 3-5 with three RBIs and was just a triple short of the cycle.

Sunday afternoon started much like the way that Saturday did, as starter Wade Arduini gave up a two-run blast in the first inning for an early Furman lead. The Cougars tied the game with a two RBI single by Erven Roper in the bottom of the second.

In the bottom of the fourth, after Furman had taken a 3-2 lead, the Cougars stormed back scoring two runs off of three hits in the inning.

Charleston took a 6-3 lead in the seventh, but Furman launched a two-run homer that would cut the lead to 6-5.

After Charleston scored in the eighth, Furman threatened by closing the gap to one run, but it was not enough as the Cougars won 7-6 to complete the sweep.

Charleston heads to William & Mary next weekend for a three game set against the Tribe.

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