By Anthony Campbell
Three Charleston pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts in a 4-0 shutout of Marshall on Thursday afternoon.
Starter Connor Woodley fanned five batters and allowed only two hits across the first three scoreless innings. He did not walk a batter.
“Knowing where I wanted to throw the ball in the strike zone helped me and also knowing the batters helped me get off to a great start,” Woodley said.
James Hess struck out four and allowed one hit over the next two innings before Charlie Spoonhour finished by striking out three in two hitless innings to preserve the win.
“I felt no pressure in stepping in and completing the job that Woodley started,” Hess said.
Marshall’s Will Ross, meanwhile, struggled on the mound, allowing six hits and three runs in three innings but striking out four with no walks.
Three errors by the Lions enabled the Trojans to score two unearned runs. Charleston also stole four bases.
Charleston scored two runs in the second inning to pad its lead to 3-0 on RBIs from William Applegate and Aiden Archibald. Archibald doubled to right field to score one run and Applegate singled to drive in the other.
Both players had two hits for the Trojans, who had nine total hits.
The Trojans (2-1) will next play host to the Centennial Chargers on Tuesday.