Carpenter’s Walk-Off Grand Slam Boosts Spartans over Wofford

Carpenter’s Walk-Off Grand Slam Boosts Spartans over Wofford

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Spartanburg, S.C.Charlie Carpenter's walk-off grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the USC Upstate baseball team to a 6-5 win over Wofford on Wednesday night at Harley Park.

Upstate improves to 22-26 while Wofford is 25-25.

Scoring Breakdown

  • Top 6th – Alex Malsch reached on an Upstate error and scored on a Kody Ruedisilli double for a 1-0 Wofford lead. The Terriers led 3-0 thanks to McClain Bradley's two-run home run.
  • Bottom 6thPat Raiff led off the inning with a double and scored on a Carpenter single. The Spartans had runners on the corners with two outs and scored their second run of the game as a result of a Wofford error.
  • Top 8th – Bradley led off the inning with a double and stole third base. Following a walk to Mack Nathanson, the Terriers plated two runs on a Reed Massey single.
  • Bottom 9thJake Bourke led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a Brett Hawkins base hit. Raiff reached on a two-out walk before Carpenter hit his team-leading eighth home run of the year and Upstate's first grand slam of the season to end the game.

Notables

  • Upstate claimed the season series thanks to tonight's win and a 14-10 victory at Harley Park on March 5. Wofford defeated the Spartans 4-2 at Russell C. King Field on March 16.
  • Carpenter went 3-for-5 with two singles, a home run, two runs scored and five RBI.
  • Tonight's game was Carpenter's first game since April 22 after he missed the previous five games due to injury.
  • Raiff went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double and two runs scored.
  • Hawkins went 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored.
  • Bradley led the Wofford offense as he went 3-for-4 with a single, double, home run, two runs scored and two RBI.
  • Massey went 2-for-4 with two singles and two RBI.
  • Bryan Hathaway (3-3) picked up the win after he allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
  • Kevin Hickey started the game for Upstate and pitched a scoreless inning.
  • Matt Ellmyer (1-3) took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits with a walk and strikeout in 1.2 innings.
  • Wofford looked to add to its lead in the seventh but Malsch was caught stealing home to end the inning.
  • Upstate left seven runners on base while Wofford stranded five baserunners.

Up Next

  • Upstate hits the road this weekend for its final ASUN road series at Jacksonville.

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