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The William & Mary baseball team was on the wrong end of a pitcher’s duel, falling 3-1 to No. 18 College of Charleston on Saturday afternoon at Plumeri Park.
With the decision, W&M falls to 19-24, 9-11 in CAA play, while the Cougars, who win the series, improve to 33-9, 15-2 in league action.
Senior Devin White drove in the Tribe’s lone run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Junior Charley Gould extended his on-base streak to 19-games with a single in the bottom of the fourth.
Brandon Glazer was the story for Charleston. He tossed 8.1 innings allowing one run on four hits. He had three strikeouts as he retired 12 of the last 13 batters he faced. Chase Henry came on and got a game-ending double play, earning his fifth save.
Sophomore starting pitcher Nick Brown was equally impressive for the Green and Gold, but was saddled with the hard luck loss. He tossed eight innings allowing three runs on five hits. He struck out one batter on the day. Junior Joseph Gaouette pitched a scoreless ninth for the Tribe, working around a walk.
Charleston opened the scoring with three runs in the top of the second inning. Nick Pappas started the rally, but was cut down when Morgan Phillips reached on a fielder’s choice. Ervan Roper singled followed by a Bradley Jones walk, loading the bases. Champ Rowland grounded into fielder’s choice that allowed two runs to score. The final run came around on a single by Ryan Brown.
W&M got on the board with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Senior Willie Shaw started the rally with a double off of the right field wall, moving to third on a single from Gould. Shaw came around to score on a fielder’s choice by Devin White, which cut the deficit to 3-1.
The Green and Gold and Cougars conclude their three-game series Sunday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. The game will be taped delayed on the American Sports Network, starting at 3 p.m. Click here for TV clearances.