BY: TYLER PHILLIPS
After a hit and miss effort in the first game, the Colonels baseball team recorded its first win of the 2013 season with a 5-1 win over Charleston Southern in the second game of the three-game series in Charleston, S.C. Feb. 18 and 19. The rainy weather in Charleston forced the game to be postponed after five innings because of rain.
In the first five innings, the Colonels took a 2-1 lead on Charleston Southern, with senior Austin Grisham and sophomore Demetrius Moorer both crossing the plate in the third inning. Grisham stole both second and third base to set up the Colonels for their lead.
Senior Shane Grimm pitched five innings before the game was postponed and gave up just one earned run and striking out two.
When play resumed the following day, sophomore Ben Gullo pitched four scoreless innings for the Colonels, and he recorded his first career save to make sure Eastern picked up the first win of the season. Gullo allowed just one run in those four innings.
Eastern scored the five runs on just seven hits, but the men committed three errors during the game. Charleston Southern was limited to just six hits total with left fielder John Faircloth having two of those.
Freshman Luke Wurzelbacher had his first career hit in game two, which drove in two runners with a double.
The Colonels finished game two at 1 p.m. Feb. 18 and turned around and played game three of the series at 2:30 p.m.