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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
RESULTS VS. USC-UPSTATE (2007-04-03 18:00:00)

No. 21 Spartans Upset By Pfeiffer

Spartanburg, S.C.

Upstate falls to 24-17 this season and Pfeiffer improves to 21-20.

The Spartans took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a fielder’s choice by junior designated hitter Kyle Bowley that scored junior right fielder Mike Colecchi. Pfeiffer tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by second baseman Ryan Brown.

The Falcons took a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning with Pou bringing center fielder Daniel Brown in on a sacrifice fly and extended their lead to 3-1 in the top of the sixth on a RBI single by right fielder Jodie Groce.

Upstate cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth on a RBI groundout by Colecchi, but Pfeiffer answered in the seventh with Pou doubling down the left field line to score first baseman Bryan Braxton for a 4-2 lead. The Spartans cut the lead again with sophomore second baseman Eric Guillen hitting a RBI single in the eighth inning making the score 4-3, but the Falcons had an answer for that as well as Pou scored on an Upstate error in the top of the ninth for a 5-3 lead.

The Spartans had an opportunity in the bottom of the ninth with a runner on first base and the tying run at home plate, but relief pitcher Chris Russell struck out senior shortstop John Caddell to pick up the save and end the game.

Upstate struggled on the mound giving up 13 walks including seven from freshman starting pitcher Tyler Oliver (1-4) who took the loss giving up two run son two hits. Colecchi was 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored to lead the Spartans and Guillen and junior first baseman Andrew Runion were 2-for-3 each.

Shortstop Justin Ridenhour was 2-for-5 with a run scored for the Falcons and starting pitcher Zack Strickland picked up the win allowing two runs on seven hits with a strikeout in six innings.

— Pfeiffer left fielder Zach Pou was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and the Falcons staved off a late comeback effort by 21st-ranked USC Upstate for a 5-3 win Tuesday night at Harley Park ending the Spartans 11-game winning streak at home against non-conference opponents this season.
Pfeiffer at #21 USC Upstate Apr 03, 2007 at Spartanburg, SC (Harley Park) Pfeiffer 5 (21-20) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ R.Harju rf............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 J.Groce ph/rf........... 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 D.Brown cf............... 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 1 B.Braxton 1b............. 0 1 0 0 5 0 9 1 0 H.Hinson 3b.............. 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 3 Z.Pou lf................. 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 K.Pugh dh................ 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 J.Ridenhour ss........... 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 5 0 E.Turner c............... 3 0 1 0 1 1 5 1 2 R.Brown 2b............... 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 T.Smith rf.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Z.Strickland p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 T.Peele p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C.Russell p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 25 5 5 4 13 3 27 14 13 USC Upstate 3 (24-17) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ John Caddell ss.......... 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 Bret Hansen cf........... 4 1 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 Andrew Runion 1b......... 3 1 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 Eric Guillen 2b.......... 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 3 1 Mike Colecchi rf......... 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 Andrew Maddox lf......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 Bret Story c............. 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 1 Zach Waterbury pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kyle Bowley dh........... 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Kyle Simpson pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kory Morian 3b........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Jacob Breen ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Tyler Oliver p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dennis McCraney p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Teddy Fallon p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Bradley Blanks p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Totals................... 35 3 11 3 0 4 27 10 7 Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Pfeiffer............ 000 111 101 - 5 5 0 USC Upstate......... 010 001 010 - 3 11 1 ------------------------------------------- E - Caddell. LOB - Pfeiffer 13; Upstate 7. 2B - Z.Pou; Runion; Colecchi; Bowley. HBP - Runion. SH - J.Groce; H.Hinson 2; K.Pugh; E.Turner; Guillen. SF - Z.Pou; R.Brown. CS - D.Brown; Colecchi. Pfeiffer IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Z.Strickland........ 6.0 7 2 2 0 1 22 24 T.Peele............. 1.2 3 1 1 0 1 8 8 C.Russell........... 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 5 5 USC Upstate IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Tyler Oliver........ 4.0 2 2 2 7 0 12 20 Dennis McCraney..... 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 5 9 Teddy Fallon........ 1.1 1 1 1 3 2 3 8 Bradley Blanks...... 1.2 0 1 0 2 0 5 8 Win - Z.Strickland. Loss - Oliver. Save - C.Russell . WP - Fallon. HBP - by Z.Strickland (Runion). Umpires - Start: 6:00 pm Time: 2:52 Attendance: 70 Oliver faced 1 batter in the 5th.