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Citadel baseball piles up record 34 runs in win over Winthrop

March 15, 2017 GMT

Struggling to score runs this season, The Citadel baseball team broke out in a big way on Tuesday.

In fact, no team in the Bulldogs’ proud history has ever scored more runs in one game.

The Citadel set program records for runs and hits against Winthrop, banging out 34 hits on the way to a 34-8 victory at Riley Park. The total also is the most runs scored in a Division I game this season.

Barrett Charpia and Jonathan Sabo each slugged two home runs for the Bulldogs (5-10), and Charpia was 5 for 8 with nine runs batted-in. Sabo was 5 of 8 with five RBI and six runs scored.

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William Kinney smacked four doubles, going 6 of 7 with six RBI. Taylor Cothran and Ben Peden each drove in four runs, and freshman J.D. Davis was 4 for 4.

In one game, The Citadel improved its run total by 61.3 percent, from 54 to 88, and raised its team batting average from .216 to .244, hitting .607 against Winthrop.

Winthrop (7-9) used nine pitchers, with only one not giving up a run. The Eagles walked 13 batters and gave up 10 extra-base hits.

The Citadel’s Alex Bialakis (1-1) started and got the win, working four innings.