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Northeastern Rallies Past Cougars in Series Opener

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Northeastern Rallies Past Cougars in Series Opener

In a thrilling matchup at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the Northeastern baseball team staged a remarkable comeback to defeat the College of Charleston Cougars in the opening game of their series. The Huskies erased a late six-run deficit and went on to win 14-11 in a back-and-forth battle that kept fans on the edge of their seats.

Cougars Stumble Despite Strong Start

The College of Charleston Cougars started the game strong, taking an early lead and maintaining control through the middle innings. Cole Singsank stood out with two home runs, including a critical three-run shot in the seventh inning that extended Charleston’s lead to 10-4. The Cougars seemed to be in command with a six-run advantage heading into the later stages of the game.

Northeastern’s Impressive Rally

However, Northeastern staged an impressive rally, chipping away at the Cougars’ lead with three runs in the eighth inning. In the ninth, the Huskies tied the game on two solo home runs and a sacrifice fly, sending the contest into extra innings. Both teams traded runs in the 10th, setting the stage for a tense finale.

Decisive 12th Inning

After a scoreless 11th inning, Northeastern broke the deadlock in the 12th with a three-run surge, propelled by Alex Lane’s clutch double. The Huskies’ late offensive outburst proved to be the difference-maker, as they secured a dramatic 14-11 victory over the Cougars.

Offensive Showcase

Both teams showcased their offensive prowess in a high-scoring affair that saw a total of 41 hits between them. The Cougars recorded a season-high 20 hits, with standout performances from Avery Neaves, who notched two doubles and a triple, and Will Baumhofer, Trotter Harlan, and Dylan Johnson, each contributing three hits apiece. Singsank led Charleston with four RBIs on the night.

Looking Ahead

Despite the tough loss, the College of Charleston Cougars will regroup and aim to bounce back in the remainder of the series. With only their third conference defeat in the past 18 games, the Cougars remain determined to challenge for the regular season championship. They will have an opportunity to even the series in the upcoming game on Saturday afternoon.

Final Thoughts

The back-and-forth battle between Northeastern and College of Charleston provided baseball fans with an exciting showcase of talent and resilience. As the series continues, both teams will be eager to deliver their best on the diamond and compete at the highest level. Stay tuned for more thrilling action as the Cougars and the Huskies vie for supremacy in this CAA showdown.

Northeastern Rallies Past Cougars in Series Opener

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