Mt. Pleasant, S.C. -- For the second straight day, No. 19 College of Charleston built a first-inning lead and put the game out of reach late in a 15-0 win over the Youngstown State baseball team on Saturday at Patriots Point.
The Cougars scored three runs in the first, then scored 10 runs in the sixth and seventh innings. They scored four runs in the first in Friday's opener and, identical to today, scored three in the sixth and seven in the seventh.
Five different players had hits for YSU. Matt Leeds had two hits, scored three times and was one of four players with two RBIs for CofC.
Leeds and Daniel Aldrich had RBI singles, and Jamie Holler was credited with an RBI when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. YSU starter kept the Cougars from scoring again until they added a run in the fourth and another in the fifth.
The Cougars loaded the bases without a recording a hit in the sixth, and Jose Rodriguez's two-run double made the score 7-0. Aldrich added the third run of the inning on a sacrifice fly. CofC then scored seven runs on four hits, two hit batsmen and two walks in the seventh. Brandon Glazer hit a two-run homer in the frame.
Youngstown State had plenty of opportunities offensively but couldn't capitalize. David Leon hit a leadoff double in the first and was stranded there, and Greg Dissinger was thrown out at the plate on Chris Mitko's to end the second. The Penguins then had the bases loaded with two outs in the third and were turned away. Jonathan Crist led off the seventh with a double and was thrown out at third to end the inning.
McCulloh was charged with the loss, allowing four earned runs on six hits in 4.2 innings.
Josh Renfro improved to 2-0 for Charleston, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out six in six innings.
The Penguins and Cougars will play the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m.