High Point scored five runs in its final two at-bats to break a 1-1 tie and pick up a 6-1 win on Friday night over Charleston Southern at CSU Ballpark.
CSU falls to 16-17 overall and 2-8 in Big South play, while High Point improves to 16-13 and moves to .500 in Big South play at 5-5. NOTE: Saturday's game has been moved to a NOON first pitch and will now be a doubleheader. Sunday's game has been cancelled.
CSU third baseman Alex Tomasovich saw college baseball's longest hitting streak of the 2014 season end at 25 games. The streak, the second longest in CSU history, ends three games shy of Jay Corrigale's 28-game streak in 1999, which is the CSU record. Tomasovich was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, a walk, and a rocket to center field in the ninth that went for his final out.
High Point broke open a tie game in the eighth on a two-run double by Jay Spano. CSU starter Tory Schroff(LP, 2-2) took the loss, despite walking one and allowing just one earned run into the eighth. The Panthers added to their lead in the ninth on a three-run double from Spencer Angelis to clear the bases and put the game out of reach.
CSU left 11 runners on base and missed a couple of opportunities early to seize control. The Bucs left two runners on base in each of their first three at-bats, and were also picked off follwoing a lead off double in the third.
The Bucs tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth for their lone run on a lead off double from Brian Welch and an RBI groundout by Nate Blanchard.
First baseman Chase Shelton led the Bucs with a perfect 3-for-3 night and a walk.
Angelis finished 4-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored for High Point.
John McGillicuddy (WP, 3-2) held the Bucs to one earned run in seven innings of work, striking out four. Conor Lourey (S, 2) came on to work a scoreless final two innings.