CHARLESTON, SC- The Winthrop baseball team scored three runs in the fourth inning but it wasn’t enough as they fell 7-4 to The Citadel on Tuesday night. The Eagles are now 18-26 on the year while the Bulldogs move to 16-25.
Matt Crohan registered the loss, giving up three runs on two hits, while The Citadel’s Zach Laverty earned his first win, holding the Eagles to no runs or hits in one inning.
The Bulldogs had a three run lead as Babe Thomas led off the fourth inning with a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Thomas scored as Clay Altman reached on an error by the second baseman. Stephen Wallace then hit his first home run of the season to bring home Altman and himself and bring the score to 3-3.
The Citadel pulled away in the fifth inning, scoring four runs off of relievers Crohan and Joey Strain to make it 7-3.
T.J. Olesczuk added one more for the Eagles in the eighth inning to bring the final to 7-4. Olesczuk hit a single, advanced to third on a double by John Menken and came home as Altman grounded out.
Winthrop comes home to host a conference series with VMI this weekend at the Winthrop Ballpark. The games are scheduled to start Friday at 6:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.