2007 Baseball News
October 16, 2007
Holiday Baseball Clinic At The Citadel Registration Now Available
The Citadel Baseball office has announced that registration for its renowned annual holiday baseball clinic is now available to all of the Bulldog Baseball fans. Don't miss out on your chance to learn baseball essentials from one of the most successful programs in the Southern Conference.
October 11, 2007
Trademark Properties/The Citadel Baseball to Host 11th Annual Golf Tournament
The Citadel baseball team would like to invite all fans to its 11th annual golf tournament presented by Trademark Properties that is to be held at Legend Oaks Golf Club on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 a.m. The tournament is to be held the Friday before The Citadel's Homecoming football game on November 3 against nationally-ranked Appalachian State. Join the Bulldog baseball team for a day of golf, food, fun and prizes (make a weekend in Charleston).
September 11, 2007
Former Pitcher Jon Ellis ?04 Headed to Texas League Championship Series
Former Bulldog pitcher Jon Ellis and the San Antonio Missions will challenge for the Class AA Texas League Championship beginning Tuesday night in San Antonio. The Missions, who won the Texas League South Division and swept Frisco in the first round of the playoffs last week, will face the North Division Champion Springfield Cardinals in a best-of-five series.
August 24, 2007
Trademark Properties/The Citadel Baseball to Host 11th Annual Golf Tournament
The Citadel baseball team would like to invite all fans to its 11th annual golf tournament presented by Trademark Properties that is to be held at the Legend Oaks Golf Club on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 a.m. The tournament is to be held the Friday before The Citadel's Homecoming football game on November 13 against Appalachian State. Join the Bulldog baseball team for a day of golf, food, fun and prizes (make a weekend in Charleston).
August 14, 2007
Four from The Citadel Help Lead HiToms to Championship
The Citadel's Zach Brown and Sonny Meade started it all in 2006 as they led the HiToms of the Coastal Plain League to their first Petitt Cup Championship. A new bunch of Bulldog greats continued the success in 2007 as the HiToms recently won their second consecutive CPL Championship.
August 13, 2007
Chris Swauger Garners Second Costal Plain League Player of the Week Honors
The Coastal Plain League announced today that Edenton's Brian Conley, Chris Swauger of Thomasville and Gastonia's Seth Waller were named the Rawlings Tri-Hitters of the Week, while Wilson's B.J. Dail and Chris Gloor of New Bern were honored as Rawlings Co-Pitchers of the Week for week nine of action (July 30 - August 5).
August 3, 2007
Matt Simonelli Named Florida Collegiate Summer League's Player of the Week
The Citadel's Matt Simonelli has been named this week's Florida Collegiate Summer League's Player of the Week, as well as his team's (the Leesburg Lightning's) Player of the Week.
August 2, 2007
The Citadel Has Ties to Two of the Four New Members of the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame
The Citadel has ties to two of the four newest inductees into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2007. The Citadel's 1990 College World Series team and All-American Anthony Jenkins '90 lead the class that also includes the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA team and Modie Risher. Formal induction into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame takes place on the field of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Friday, August 17, prior to the Charleston RiverDogs ? Augusta GreenJackets game that begins at 7:05 p.m.
July 20, 2007
Important Announcement from the Fred Jordan Baseball Camp
The Fundamentals of Baseball by Fred Jordan Baseball Camp will be shifting the camp schedule on the following days due to The Citadel hosting the Democratic Presidential Debate at McAlister Field House. As you should already know, the camp will begin on TUESDAY, JULY 24.
July 19, 2007
Matt Simonelli Named Leesburg Lightning Player of the Week
Florida Collegiate Summer League player Matt Simonelli has been selected as this week's Leesburg Lightning's player of the week.
July 12, 2007
Chris Swauger and Richard Jones Tabbed as Coastal Plains League All-Star Game Starters
The Citadel baseball players Chris Swauger and Richard Jones have been named starters in the Coastal Plains League All-Star Game. The CPL All-Star Game will be held at Capital City Stadium in Columbia, S.C. on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:05 p.m.
July 9, 2007
Important Announcement from the Fred Jordan Baseball Camp
The Fundamentals of Baseball by Fred Jordan Baseball Camp will be shifting the camp schedule on the following days due to The Citadel hosting the Democratic Presidential Debate at McAlister Field House. The Citadel apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
July 3, 2007
Swauger Named Coastal Plain League Player of the Week
The Coastal Plain League announced Monday that Asheboro's Rob Lyerly and Broc Sutton, as well as Chris Swauger of Thomasville were named the Rawlings Tri-Hitters of the Week, while Fayetteville's Brian Feekin and Justin Lilly of Outer Banks were honored as Rawlings Co-Pitchers of the Week for week four of action (June 25 ? July 1).
July 3, 2007
2007 Candidates Released for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame
The nominating committee for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame has released the names of 12 individuals and/or teams from which the Class of 2007 will come and The Citadel is well represented.
June 29, 2007
Jones Completes Trifecta, Earns Third Freshman All-America Honor
The Citadel catcher Richard Jones earned his third Freshman All-America honor as he was tabbed by Baseball America to the top collegiate rookie list Friday. Jones was previous named to the Freshman All-America lists on Rivals.com and by Louisville Slugger.
June 22, 2007
The Citadel?s Link Saunders Signs a Free Agent Contract with the New York Yankees
Former Citadel pitcher Link Saunders has announced that he has signed a free agent contract with the New York Yankees organization. The relief pitcher from Irmo, S.C. is currently in training camp in Tampa, awaiting designation.
June 15, 2007
Ex-Bulldogs McDonnell, Lemonis heading to Omaha
Seventeen years ago, Chris Lemonis had to stay behind when The Citadel's baseball team made its fairy-tale run to the College World Series. That's why Lemonis' trip to Omaha this week with the surprising Louisville Cardinals is twice as sweet.
June 12, 2007
Jones Receives Second All-America Honor
Freshman accolades continue to roll in for The Citadel catcher Richard Jones as he earned his second All-America honor on Tuesday, June 12 as Rivals.com tabbed Jones second team Freshman All-American. It is his second award in as many days after being named to the All-Ping! Freshman Team on Monday.
June 11, 2007
Jones Named to Inaugural All-Ping! Freshman Team
The Citadel freshman Richard Jones was named to the inaugural All-Ping! Freshman Team for his performance as designated hitter in his first season with the Bulldogs. Jones continues to be recognized for his efforts as he was recently named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and was tabbed Southern Conference Freshman of the Year.
June 8, 2007
Bulldogs in Summer Ball
The Citadel Baseball currently has 19 members that will continue to play during the summer months. The Diamond Dogs are represented in six different leagues and 12 teams. Below is a complete listing of where The Citadel players will be spending their summer.
June 8, 2007
Brown Chosen by San Diego in 2007 MLB Draft
The Citadel first baseman Zach Brown was a 27th round selection by the San Diego Padres on the second day of the 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Brown was the 837th overall pick and the second player from The Citadel to be chosen by the Padres in the last three years as former Citadel pitcher Jonathan Ellis is currently with the Double-A affiliate the San Antonio Missions.
June 7, 2007
Youthful Bulldog Squad Shows Promise for Future
The 2007 Citadel Baseball team entered the year with a lot of expectations for the newcomers and relied upon them to fill crucial holes left by many of the graduated seniors in 2006. Freshmen occupied the middle infield and played pivotal roles in the pitching staff as the Bulldogs looked to the veterans to add much needed guidance and experience.
June 6, 2007
Richard Jones Honored as Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
The Citadel catcher Richard Jones was named 2007 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American as chosen by Collegiate Baseball released Wednesday, June 6. Jones was also tabbed Southern Conference Freshman of the Year and made the 2007 SoCon All-Tournament team in his inaugural season as a Bulldog.
June 1, 2007
Southern Conference Baseball Tournament Sites Selected
The Southern Conference Baseball Tournament will return to Charleston, S.C. in 2008 before moving to Greenville, S.C. for 2009. The tournament will return to Charleston in 2010, it was announced by Commissioner John Iamarino. On Wednesday, the Southern Conference athletics directors entertained bids from The Citadel for Charleston, the City of Greenville and from the USA Baseball facility in Cary, N.C.
May 31, 2007
Swauger Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team
The Citadel junior left fielder Chris Swauger was named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team for his performance on the field and in the classroom. Swauger, who made the Academic All-District Team for the second consecutive season, boasts a 3.92 GPA as a junior and lead the Bulldogs with 15 home runs and four triples on the year.
May 27, 2007
Bulldogs Earn Runner-Up in SoCon Tournament
Seventh-seeded The Citadel fell to No. 9 Wofford, 4-2, in the Southern Conference Championship Saturday night at Riley Park. The Bulldogs made it to the championship round for the second straight season, while the Terriers earned their first ever tournament crown.
May 26, 2007
Bulldogs Advance to Championship Game for Second Straight Season
A solid performance by The Citadel starter Wes Wrenn backed by five Bulldog runs kept the Dogs alive in the Southern Conference Tournament with a 5-2 victory over No. 3 Elon Saturday afternoon at Riley Park. With the win, the Bulldogs advance to the championship game against No. 9 Wofford at 7 p.m.
May 25, 2007
Bulldogs Slip Past Elon, 6-5, in Game 10 of the SoCon Tournament
Freshman Bryan Altman blasted his first career grand slam to help lead seventh-seeded The Citadel past No. 2 Elon, 6-5, in the second round of the Southern Conference Tournament Thursday night at Riley Park. The Bulldogs overcame a three-run deficit to advance in the winner's bracket.
May 25, 2007
Bulldogs Fall, 6-2, to Wofford in Game 13 of the SoCon Tournament
No. 9 Wofford defeated seventh-seeded The Citadel, 6-2, in their very first meeting in tournament history Friday afternoon in the third round of the Southern Conference Tournament at Riley Park. Eric Sturkie's solo home run in the second proved to be the game-winner as he paced the Terriers with two RBI on the day. The Bulldogs will play the winner of the Elon-UNC Greensboro game Friday night to figure out who they will face Saturday, May 26 at noon at Riley Park.
May 24, 2007
No. 7 The Citadel Defeats No. 2 Western Carolina in First Round of SoCon Tournament
Seventh-seeded The Citadel downed No. 2 Western Carolina, 7-2, in the first round of double-elimination play in the Southern Conference Tournament Wednesday night at Riley Park. Sophomore hurler Matt Crim tossed seven innings of shutout ball and tied a career-best eight strikeouts while freshman catcher Richard Jones belted his third home run in as many games.
May 24, 2007
The Citadel Lands Two Players on Sportswriters All-SoCon Team
The Citadel placed two players on the 2007 Sportswriters All-Southern Conference Baseball Team announced Thursday, May 24. Freshman Richard Jones was named Freshman of the Year and first team designated hitter, while senior first baseman Zach Brown also got first team recognition for his performance at first.
May 23, 2007
Four Bulldogs Receive All-SoCon Honors
The 2007 All-Southern Conference Team, as voted on by the league's coaches, was released today, May 23. Richard Jones was honored as Freshman of the Year for The Citadel while senior first baseman Zach Brown was tabbed to the first team. The Bulldogs also placed three players on the second team.
May 22, 2007
Today's Blue & White - May 22, 2007
It is Southern Conference Baseball Tournament Week and the time for the Bulldogs to make a serious move. Having dropped two of three games at Furman in Greenville, Coach Fred Jordan's club is seeded seventh in the tournament and will play in an opening round game on Tuesday, May 22, against Davidson at 3:30 pm. Should The Citadel be victorious, then the Bulldogs will face second-seeded Western Carolina at 7:30 pm Wednesday night but should the Bulldogs fall against the Wildcats, then the season is over since Tuesday's games are single-elimination. The double-elimination aspect of the tournament begins Wednesday.
May 22, 2007
The Citadel Shuts Out Davidson, 7-0, in Single Elimination Round of SoCon Tournament
Seventh-seeded The Citadel jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second and never looked back as they downed No. 10 Davidson, 7-0, in the single-elimination round of the 2007 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament Tuesday afternoon at Riley Park. The Bulldogs will now enter double-elimination play as the seven seed and will face No. 2 Western Carolina on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
May 21, 2007
Diamond Dogs Prepare for SoCon Tournament
The Citadel Baseball, finishing the regular season with a 30-25 mark, prepares to take on Davidson in the play-in round of the Southern Conference Tournament on Tuesday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. at Riley Park. The Bulldogs earned the seven seed, while the Wildcats are 10th. If the Dogs should win their first round game, they will continue on to double-elimination play and face second-ranked Western Carolina on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
May 19, 2007
Furman Takes Series, Bulldogs Seven Seed in SoCon Tournament
Furman scored seven in the first three frames and never looked back as the Paladins defeated The Citadel, 7-3, to clinch the series Saturday afternoon at Furman Stadium. With the loss, the Bulldogs are the seven seed in the Southern Conference Tournament which means they will face No. 10 Davidson in the play-in game on Tuesday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. at Riley Park.
May 18, 2007
Offensive Burst Powers Bulldogs Past Furman, 13-5
Furman evened the score twice before The Citadel plated eight consecutive runs to run away with a 13-5 victory over the Paladins to even the series Friday night at Furman Stadium. The Bulldogs were powered by four home runs, including freshman Kyle Jordan's first career round-tripper. The Citadel posted its 30th win of 2007, giving head coach Fred Jordan his 15th season of at least 30 victories in his 16 years with the Bulldogs.
May 17, 2007
Diamond Dogs Head to Furman for Final Regular Season Series
The Citadel baseball travels to Greenville, S.C. to take on Furman and close out the regular season this Thursday-Saturday, May 17-19. Thursday and Friday's contests are slated for a 7 p.m. start at Furman Stadium, while Saturday's game is scheduled for 4 p.m.
May 17, 2007
Walk-Off Home Run Leads Paladins Past Bulldogs, 4-2
Freshman Charlie Bailes notched a two-run, walk off home run to hand Furman a 4-2 victory over The Citadel in Southern Conference baseball action at Furman Stadium Thursday night. It was Bailes' first career round-tripper as Paladin starter Matt Klinker hurled a complete game to earn his fifth win of the season.
May 16, 2007
Wes Wrenn Named BulldogBuyz.com Bulldog of the Week
BulldogBuyz.com, the online shopping mall that benefits The Citadel Athletics Department, proudly names sophomore pitcher Wes Wrenn as this week's 'Bulldog of the Week.'
May 15, 2007
Bulldogs Host Charleston Southern for Final Regular Season Home Game
The Citadel baseball will play host to cross-town rival Charleston Southern on Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. for their final regular season game at Riley Park. The Bulldogs and Buccaneers face-off for the second time this season after the Bucs took a 9-6 victory at Buccaneer Field on April 18.
May 15, 2007
Bulldogs Down Bucs, 8-2
Junior left fielder Chris Swauger collected three hits, including a home run, and drove in three to help lead The Citadel to an 8-2 non-conference win over Charleston Southern Tuesday night at Riley Park. Freshman starter Chris McGuiness also had a solid outing as he tossed five frames and registered a career-best five strikeouts.
May 13, 2007
Bulldogs Honor Seniors, Eagles Win Game Three
Georgia Southern was able to avoid the sweep as they picked up a 17-4 victory over The Citadel in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Riley Park. The Eagles collected four home runs in the contest, including two off the bat of A.J. Wirnsberger. The Bulldogs drop to 28-23, 11-13 SoCon while GSU improves to 31-24, 12-12 SoCon.
May 12, 2007
Bulldogs Clinch Series Over Georgia Southern
Four home runs powered The Citadel past Georgia Southern, 8-3, Saturday afternoon at Riley Park to clinch their first Southern Conference series since taking two of three from Davidson. The Bulldogs improve to 28-22, 11-12 SoCon while the Eagles fall to 30-24, 11-12 SoCon.
May 11, 2007
Bulldogs Host Georgia Southern in Pivotal SoCon Series
The Citadel baseball will play host to Georgia Southern this weekend in an important Southern Conference series at Riley Park. Game one is scheduled for Friday, May 11 at 5 p.m. with the second game slated for Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunday's first pitch is set for 1 p.m. while the Bulldogs will also have Senior Day to honor the seven seniors that graduated on May 5.
May 11, 2007
Wrenn Registers Complete Game in 9-1 Win Over Georgia Southern
Sophomore right-hander Wes Wrenn tossed his fourth career complete game while senior center fielder Chance Smith matched two career-highs to help The Citadel snap Georgia Southern's 10-game winning streak with a 9-1 victory in Southern Conference baseball action at Riley Park Friday night. The Bulldogs improve to 27-22, 10-12 SoCon while the Eagles drop to 30-23, 11-11 SoCon.
May 10, 2007
Richard Jones Named BulldogBuyz.com Bulldog of the Week
BulldogBuyz.com, the online shopping mall that benefits The Citadel Athletics Department, proudly names freshman Richard Jones as this week's 'Bulldog of the Week.'
May 10, 2007
Swauger Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team for Second Consecutive Year
Junior Chris Swauger was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team for his performance on both the field and in the classroom. This is the second consecutive season that Swauger has earned the honor. The left fielder is one of four Southern Conference players to be tabbed to the list.
May 9, 2007
Bulldogs Bested by No. 7 Gamecocks, 12-3
South Carolina starter Mike Cisco collected a career-high 10 strikeouts and was backed by four Gamecock home runs as seventh-ranked South Carolina defeated The Citadel, 12-3, in non-conference baseball action Wednesday night at Sarge Frye Field.
May 8, 2007
The Citadel Takes 8-6 Win Over No. 30 East Carolina
Senior Justin Smith posted a strong outing for his sixth win of the year as sophomore Sonny Meade knocked in three to help lead The Citadel past No. 30 East Carolina, 8-6, in non-conference baseball action at Clark-LeClair stadium Tuesday night. The Bulldogs earned their second win over a ranked opponent this season after upsetting No. 1 South Carolina, 7-6, on Feb. 18 at Riley Park.
May 7, 2007
The Citadel Baseball Travels to Face Two Ranked Foes This Week
The Citadel Baseball will wrap-up its five-game road trip this week with games in Greenville, N.C. and Columbia, S.C. The Bulldogs will face No. 30 East Carolina on Tuesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at Clark-LeClair Stadium before heading over to Sarge Frye Field to square-off against No. 7 South Carolina on Wednesday, May 9 at 8 p.m.
May 6, 2007
UNCG Clinches Series with Walk-Off Homer in Extra Frames
Ricky Orton knocked a walk-off home run in the 11th to give UNC Greensboro an 8-7 victory over the Bulldogs in Southern Conference baseball action in game one of a doubleheader at UNCG Baseball Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs have now lost a season-long six games while dropping their second consecutive series.
May 6, 2007
Bulldogs Snap Losing Streak, Avoid Sweep with 10-3 Victory
Freshman Richard Jones knocked in five runs for the second consecutive game while freshman starter Matt Reifsnider tossed a career-high seven innings to help lead The Citadel to a 10-3 win over UNC Greensboro in game two of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at UNCG Baseball Stadium. The Bulldogs snapped their season-long, six-game losing streak and avoided being swept for the second consecutive series with the win.
May 5, 2007
Saturday's Baseball Game Postponed, Doubleheader Sunday
Due to rain in the Greensboro, N.C. area, Saturday's baseball game between The Citadel and UNC Greensboro has been postponed. The two teams will now play a doubleheader beginning at noon on Sunday, May 6 at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.
May 4, 2007
Bulldogs Drop 6-3 Decision to UNC Greensboro
Senior left-hander Ryan Falcon registered a personal-best 12 strikeouts and tossed his third career complete game to lead UNC Greensboro to a 6-3 victory over The Citadel Friday night in Southern Conference baseball action at UNCG Baseball Stadium.
May 3, 2007
Diamond Dogs Set to Take On UNC Greensboro
After taking a short break to complete exams, The Citadel baseball team is ready to return to the diamond for a six-game road trip. The Bulldogs will take on Southern Conference foe UNC Greensboro this weekend before mid-week games against East Carolina and No. 8 South Carolina. UNCG hosts the Dogs for three games at UNCG Baseball Stadium beginning Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Game two is slated for Saturday at 6 p.m. while the series finale is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday.
April 29, 2007
Bulldogs Suffer Sweep with 10-4 Loss to #25 College of Charleston
The College of Charleston earned its first ever sweep over The Citadel with a 10-4 win over the Bulldogs in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Riley Park. The Dogs took their first lead of the weekend with a 3-1 advantage after the first, but the Cougars put runs on the board in every inning except two to run away with their sixth consecutive Southern Conference series victory.
April 28, 2007
#25 College of Charleston Takes Series with 15-9 Victory Over Bulldogs
The Citadel and College of Charleston each posted three runs in the first, but the Cougars pulled ahead with a five spot in the third to take the lead for good and clinch the series with a 15-9 win in front of 5,111 fans at Riley Park Saturday night. The 25th ranked Cougars improve to 33-10, 14-3 SoCon, while the Bulldogs fall to 24-18, 8-9 SoCon.
April 27, 2007
#25 College of Charleston Takes 7-2 Victory Over Bulldogs
Senior right-hander Nick Chigges tossed eight innings and held The Citadel to only five hits to lead No. 25 College of Charleston past the Bulldogs, 7-2, Friday night in Southern Conference baseball action at Riley Park. The Dogs and Cougars each collected seven hits in the contest, but five errors by the Bulldog defense were partly responsible for the 7-2 decision. The Dogs fall to 24-17, 8-8 SoCon while the Cougars improve to 32-10, 13-3 SoCon.
April 26, 2007
The Citadel Baseball Adds No. 25 East Carolina to Schedule
The Citadel baseball team has added a game with No. 25 East Carolina to make up a contest after two weather-related cancellations. The Bulldogs will travel to Greenville, N.C. to take on the Pirates on Tuesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at Clark-LeClair stadium before heading to Columbia, S.C. to face No. 4 South Carolina on Wednesday, May 9.
April 26, 2007
The Citadel Baseball to Host No. 25 College of Charleston in Pivotal SoCon Series Match-up
The Citadel Baseball will play host to cross-town rival College of Charleston this weekend in a crucial Southern Conference series match-up. The Bulldogs, who are currently tied with UNC Greensboro for fourth place in the conference standings, are looking for their fourth consecutive series victory and to continue to climb up the SoCon ranks. Game one between the Dogs and the 25th ranked Cougars will begin on Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m., while game two is slated for 5 p.m. and the series finale is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday.
April 24, 2007
The Citadel Falls to No. 19 Coastal Carolina, 5-1
Two runs in the top of the fifth and seventh frames propelled No. 19 Coastal Carolina to a 5-1 victory over The Citadel in non-conference baseball action Tuesday night at Riley Park. Matt Rademacher drove in three of the Chanticleers five runs on the night as the Bulldogs fall to 24-16 and the Chants improve to 34-8.
April 23, 2007
Diamond Dogs Return Home to Host No. 19 Coastal Carolina
The Citadel baseball returns home after a seven-game road swing to host No. 19 Coastal Carolina on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at Riley Park. The Bulldogs take a break from Southern Conference action for the mid-week match-up after moving into fourth place in the league standings with their third consecutive SoCon series win over the weekend.
April 22, 2007
Bulldogs Clinch Third Consecutive Series with 9-4 Win Over Davidson
The Citadel clinched their third consecutive Southern Conference series as they defeated Davidson, 9-4, in game three at Wilson Field Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs enjoyed their first series win at Davidson since 1999 and improve their record to 24-15, 7-6 SoCon, while the Wildcats fall to 17-24, 6-12 SoCon.
April 21, 2007
Bulldogs Out Slug Davidson, 25-14
The Citadel scored in every frame and hammered out four home runs en route to a 25-14 victory over Davidson Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field. The Bulldogs evened the series at 1-1 and will look to clinch the three-game set on Sunday as the Dogs improve to 23-15, 7-7 SoCon and the Wildcats fall to 17-23, 6-11 SoCon.
April 20, 2007
Davidson Slips Past Bulldogs, 6-4
Matt Webb knocked in what proved to be the game-winner in the seventh and earned his seventh save of the season as Davidson posted a 6-4, come-from-behind victory over The Citadel in Southern Conference baseball action Friday night at Wilson Field. The Wildcats posted five runs in the seventh and eighth innings to overcome a two-run deficit.
April 19, 2007
The Citadel Baseball Travels to Davidson This Weekend
The Citadel baseball will round out their season-long, seven-game road stretch as they travel to face Southern Conference foe Davidson this weekend. The Bulldogs and Wildcats will face each other for game one on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Wilson Field, while game two is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday and the series finale will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday.
April 19, 2007
Saunders Named to Midseason NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List for Second Time
Bulldog closer Link Saunders is one of 40 players to be named to the midseason watch list for the second annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, the association announced Thursday. The award will be given to the top relief pitcher in Division I college baseball. Saunders is the only representative from the Southern Conference.
April 18, 2007
Bulldogs Drop 9-6 Decision to Bucs
A six-run fourth paced Charleston Southern to a 9-6 victory over The Citadel in non-conference baseball action Wednesday afternoon at Buccaneer Field. The Bulldogs fell behind, 8-1, in the fourth but chipped away at the Buccaneer lead to pull within three. The Bulldogs came up short in the late innings as they loaded the bases on one out in the eighth and ninth and were unable to push in any runs.
April 17, 2007
Diamond Dogs Travel to Face Cross-Town Rival Charleston Southern on Wednesday
The Citadel baseball will travel to face cross-town rival Charleston Southern for their fourth consecutive road game on Wednesday, April 18 at 2:30 p.m. at Buccaneer Field. The Bulldogs just returned from Boone, N.C. where they played a Southern Conference set against Appalachian State. The four games mark the longest amount of time that the Dogs have played on the road all season and they will continue to be the visitor this weekend as they travel to Davidson.
April 16, 2007
Sophomore Matt Crim Honored as SoCon Pitcher of the Week
Sophomore left-hander Matt Crim was named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 16. Crim is the fourth Citadel player to earn SoCon recognition this season.
April 14, 2007
Bulldogs Clinch Series Over App State with 8-5 Victory
A four-run seventh propelled The Citadel to its 16th come-from-behind victory as the Bulldogs clinched their second Southern Conference series with an 8-5 win over Appalachian State at Smith Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Citadel improves to 22-13, 6-6 SoCon while Appalachian State falls to 21-16, 8-7 SoCon.
April 13, 2007
Bulldogs Drop Game One of Doubleheader, 9-7
The Citadel and Appalachian State exchanged leads three times, but two runs in the bottom of the eighth gave the Mountaineers a 9-7 victory in Southern Conference baseball action at Smith Stadium Friday afternoon.
April 13, 2007
Crim Tosses Complete Game Shutout in 17-0 Victory Over ASU
Sophomore Matt Crim registered his first career complete game shutout to help lead The Citadel (21-13, 5-6 SoCon) to a 17-0 victory over Appalachian State (21-15, 8-6 SoCon) to split Friday's doubleheader at Smith Stadium Saturday night. The Bulldogs ripped four home runs, including a pair from senior first baseman Zach Brown and a grand slam courtesy of freshman catcher Richard Jones.
April 12, 2007
Bulldogs to Play Doubleheader at Appalachian State on Friday
Due to expected inclement weather in the Boone area Saturday evening, The Citadel will play a doubleheader against Appalachian State on Friday, April 13 beginning at 2 p.m. at Smith Stadium. Game two will begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of game one.
April 11, 2007
The Citadel-Winthrop Baseball Game Canceled Due to Rain
The Citadel versus Winthrop baseball game scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at The Winthrop Ballpark has been canceled due to rain. The Bulldogs will now continue up to Boone, N.C. on Thursday to face Appalachian State for a three-game set beginning on Friday, April 13 at 3 p.m. at Smith Stadium.
April 10, 2007
Diamond Dogs Hit the Road This Week
The Citadel baseball will hit the road for four games this week as they travel to Rock Hill, S.C. on Wednesday to face Winthrop for the second time this season before they head up to Boone, N.C. to play Appalachian State in a three-game Southern Conference set. Fans are reminded to bring a chair along to Appalachian State because the construction on the stands at the new Smith Stadium is not complete.
April 9, 2007
Jones Named SoCon Player of the Week
The Citadel freshman Richard Jones was named Southern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending April 9. Jones batted .667 (10-for-15) in four games for The Citadel last week including a pair of doubles, a grand slam and eight RBI.
April 7, 2007
Bulldogs Clinch Series with 17-5 Win Over Wofford
The Citadel hammered out two home runs and batted around in two separate innings en route to a 17-5 victory over Wofford in game one of a doubleheader at Riley Park Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs clinched their first Southern Conference series with the win. Freshman Richard Jones blasted a grand slam in the sixth to put the game out of reach while freshman Chris McGuiness also registered a career-high four RBI in the contest.
April 7, 2007
Bulldogs Complete Sweep with 8-7 Win Over Wofford in Extra Frames
Senior Chance Smith drove in the game-winner with a walk-off single in the 10th to help The Citadel complete their first Southern Conference series sweep of the season with an 8-7 victory over Wofford in game two of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Riley Park. The Bulldogs improve to 20-12, 4-5 SoCon while the Terriers fall to 17-17, 1-8 SoCon.
April 6, 2007
Wofford Visits Riley Park this Weekend
The Citadel baseball will return to Southern Conference action this weekend as they play host to Wofford. The Bulldogs and Terriers will play game one at 5 p.m. at Riley Park, while the three-game set will wrap-up on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. The Dogs hope to put an end to their four-game skid as they are now 17-12, 1-5 SoCon while the Terriers enter the series 17-14, 1-5 in the SoCon.
April 6, 2007
Altman?s Walk-Off Home Run Gives Bulldogs 11-8 Victory
Freshman second baseman Bryan Altman blasted a walk-off home run in the 10th to score three and lift The Citadel past Wofford, 11-8, in Southern Conference baseball action at Riley Park on Friday night. The Bulldogs evened the score at eight in the ninth to send the game into extra frames and post their 13th come-from-behind victory of the season. The Bulldogs improve to 18-12, 2-5 SoCon while Wofford falls to 17-15, 1-6 SoCon.
April 5, 2007
Diamond Dogs in the Pros
With the opening of professional baseball season this past week, former Citadel baseball players have been given their assignments in the professional ranks. The Bulldogs currently boast five players that are active in pro ball, four minor leaguers and one major league player. Below is a complete list of former Bulldog baseball players that are now in professional baseball.
April 4, 2007
Cougars Take 7-0 Victory Over Bulldogs in Second Annual ?Turn Back the Century? Game
Jake Goldberg threw his first career complete game shutout to lead the College of Charleston past The Citadel, 7-0, in the second annual 'Turn Back the Century' game Wednesday night at Riley Park. Goldberg held the Dogs to only five hits on the evening while striking out four for his fourth victory of the year.
April 3, 2007
Cougars Host The Citadel in Second Annual ?Turn Back the Century? Game
The Citadel and College of Charleston take a break from conference play as they will face each other in the second annual 'Turn Back the Century' game on Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at Riley Park. The Bulldogs and Cougars will again don throwback uniforms and use wooden bats in their midweek match-up.
April 2, 2007
?Turn Back the Century? Baseball Game to be Televised on CSS
The 'Turn Back the Century' baseball game between The Citadel and the College of Charleston on April 4 will be televised live from Riley Park on Comcast Sports Southeast. Matt Stewart and Nate Ross will be broadcasting the wood bat game as the Bulldogs and Cougars meet for a non-conference match-up.
April 1, 2007
Bulldogs Swept with 18-3 Loss to Western
Western Carolina completed the sweep over The Citadel with a 18-3 victory Sunday afternoon in Southern Conference baseball action at Hennon Stadium. The Catamounts (17-11, 3-3 SoCon) put up seven runs in the first inning at WCU starter Corey Martin tossed six innings of one-hit ball to earn his second win of the season in his first start of the year. Sophomore Sonny Meade was responsible for the Bulldogs' (17-11, 1-5 SoCon) three runs with a three-run blast in the seventh.
March 31, 2007
Western Carolina Clinches Series with 12-5 Victory over Bulldogs
The Citadel and Western Carolina exchanged leads three times before the Catamounts (16-11, 2-3 SoCon) put up nine runs in the seventh to make the final 12-5 Saturday afternoon at Hennon Stadium. The Bulldogs (17-10, 1-4 SoCon) took a 5-3 lead in the seventh thanks in part to Trey Thomas' first career home run, but could not hold on as the Dogs made two costly errors that allowed five unearned runs in the bottom half of the frame.
March 30, 2007
Four Run Third Gives Western 7-3 Win Over Bulldogs
Four runs in the third propelled Western Carolina to a 7-3 victory over The Citadel in Southern Conference baseball action Friday night at Hennon Stadium. The Catamounts enjoyed their first SoCon win of the season as they improve to 15-11, 1-3 SoCon and the Bulldogs fall to 17-9, 1-3 SoCon.
March 29, 2007
Diamond Dogs Travel to Face Western Carolina This Weekend
The Citadel baseball will return to Southern Conference action this weekend as they travel to Cullowhee, N.C. to face Western Carolina for a three-game set March 30-April 1. It will mark the first time the Diamond Dogs will play outside of the state of S.C. this season. The Bulldogs (17-8, 1-2 SoCon) and the Catamounts (14-11, 0-3 SoCon) will both be looking for their first conference series victory of 2007.
March 28, 2007
Sonny Meade Named BulldogBuyz.com Bulldog of the Week
BulldogBuyz.com, the online shopping mall that benefits The Citadel Athletics Department, proudly names sophomore right fielder Sonny Meade as this week's 'Bulldog of the Week.'
March 28, 2007
Bulldogs Edge Brown, 6-5
Sid Fallaw's RBI-single in the eighth proved to be the game-winner as The Citadel defeated Brown, 6-5, Wednesday night at Riley Park. The Bears overcame a deficit to tie it up in the late innings for the second night in a row, but Fallaw drove in Matt Arnold to put the Dogs ahead and freshman reliever Nick Sprowls pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth to help preserve the one-run victory.
March 27, 2007
Brown Comes Back in the Ninth to Defeat Dogs, 6-4
A bases clearing triple by Steve Daniels in the ninth proved to be the game-winner for Brown as the Bears defeated The Citadel, 6-4, Tuesday night at Riley Park. The Bulldogs held a slight 3-2 edge going into the top of the ninth, but Brown rallied for four runs to go up by three and held the Dogs to only one run in the bottom half of the frame. The Citadel falls to 16-8 on the season while Brown improves to 5-9 after winning their last four of five games.
March 26, 2007
Diamond Dogs to Host Brown this Week
The Citadel baseball will play host to Brown for two games this week as they wrap up their 13-game home stand before heading to Western Carolina for the weekend. The Bulldogs and Bears will square-off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 at Riley Park. The Dogs (16-7, 1-2 SoCon) are coming off their first Southern Conference series, while Brown (4-9) comes to Riley after playing four straight against Charleston Southern.
March 25, 2007
Bulldogs Drop Series to Elon with 12-8 Loss
Elon and The Citadel exchanged leads three times to begin the contest, but the Phoenix pulled away with a 12-8 victory to clinch the Southern Conference series Sunday afternoon at Riley Park. The Phoenix were able to score in every inning except for two as they improve to 14-12, 4-2 SoCon and the Bulldogs fall to 16-7, 1-2 SoCon.
March 24, 2007
Bulldogs Even Series with 8-6 Victory over Elon
The Citadel posted their 12th come-from-behind win with an 8-6 victory over Elon on Saturday afternoon at Riley Park. The Phoenix took an early 2-0 lead, but the Bulldogs ignited for four runs in the fifth to take the lead for good. The Dogs improve to 16-6 overall and 1-1 in the SoCon, while Elon falls to 13-12, 3-2 SoCon.
March 23, 2007
Bulldogs Fall to Elon, 3-1, in SoCon Opener
The Citadel fell to defending Southern Conference champions Elon, 3-1, in the Bulldogs' leauge opener Friday night at Riley Park. The starters for both squads went the distance as they each registered a complete game in the pitching duel. Elon hurler and former freshman of the year, Steven Hensley, along with Bulldog right-hander Wes Wrenn, both tossed their third career complete game in the contest.
March 22, 2007
Bulldogs Open SoCon Play Against Elon This Weekend
The Citadel baseball will begin Southern Conference play this weekend as they host Elon for a three-game set, March 23-25, at Riley Park. The Bulldogs are off to their best start since 2001 with a 15-5 record, while Elon is currently 12-11. The Phoenix have already played one conference opponent this season as they took two of three from Appalachian State last weekend. The Citadel and Elon will open the series on Friday, March 23 at 6 p.m., with game two slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday, while Sunday's game will begin at 1 p.m.
March 22, 2007
Three Bulldogs Named to Coastal Plain League All-Decade Team
The Coastal Plain League announced today its All-Decade Team, which honors the top players, by position, who have played in the CPL over its first 10 years of action. The Citadel placed three players on the list as former Bulldogs Dallas McPherson and Chip Cannon were honored, as well as current senior first baseman Zach Brown. Players and one coach were selected based on their performance and accolades while in the Coastal Plain League by team and league representatives, and were revealed at the CPL's spring meetings in Fayetteville yesterday.
March 21, 2007
Chris McGuiness Named BulldogBuyz.com Bulldog of the Week
BulldogBuyz.com, the online shopping mall that benefits The Citadel Athletics Department, proudly names freshman Chris McGuiness as this week's 'Bulldog of the Week.'
March 20, 2007
Arnold and McGuiness Tabbed to CBF National Honor Roll
Junior third baseman Matt Arnold and freshman pitcher Chris McGuiness were both named College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll Players of the Week for the week ending March 20. Arnold and McGuiness each had pivotal roles in helping The Citadel to a perfect 4-0 record on the week, including an 8-7 win over Savannah State and a three-game sweep over visiting Eastern Illinois.
March 20, 2007
Bulldogs Down Eagles, 8-3
Freshman hurler Matt Reifsnider earned his first collegiate victory to help lead The Citadel past Winthrop, 8-3, Tuesday night at Riley Park. Freshman designated hitter Chris McGuiness tallied a two-run single in the fourth that gave the Bulldogs the lead for good, while senior first baseman Zach Brown and freshman second baseman Bryan Altman each smashed a home run in the contest.
March 19, 2007
Diamond Dogs to Host Winthrop on Tuesday
The Citadel baseball will play host to Winthrop for a mid-week match-up on Tues., March 20 at 6 p.m. at Riley Park. The Bulldogs are in the midst of a six-game winning streak and are off to their best start since 2001 with a 14-5 record. The Eagles hold a 13-11 record and are coming off a series victory over Wagner last weekend.
March 18, 2007
Bulldogs Complete Sweep with 5-4 Win Over Eastern Illinois
The Citadel registered its first sweep of the season as the Diamond Dogs downed Eastern Illinois, 5-4, in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Riley Park. The Bulldogs plated two in the eighth to take a one-run lead that was never relinquished. Sophomore right fielder Sonny Meade notched a sac fly to plate the go-ahead run, while freshman Chris McGuiness tossed four scoreless innings to allow the Dogs to post the come-from-behind victory.
March 17, 2007
Matulia Makes Appearance with Cubs
Former Bulldog shortstop Matt Matulia got a chance to play with the major leaguers as he made an appearance with the Chicago Cubs on Friday night in a Cactus League spring training game against the White Sox. Matulia entered late in the game at second base for Mark DeRosa, but did not garner an at bat as the Cubs fell, 8-7.
March 17, 2007
Bulldogs Clinch Series with Extra Inning Win over EIU
Senior first baseman Zach Brown plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th as The Citadel clinched their third series victory of the season, defeating Eastern Illinois, 5-4, Saturday afternoon at Riley Park. Sophomore catcher Sid Fallaw smashed his first career home run to even the score in the seventh to help the Dogs post their third consecutive comeback.
March 16, 2007
The Citadel Outslugs Eastern Illinois, 19-14
Juniors Chris Swauger and Matt Arnold each smashed two home runs in The Citadel's 19-14 victory over Eastern Illinois Friday night at Riley Park. Freshman Richard Jones registered his first collegiate round-tripper, while sophomore Sonny Meade notched a career-high four hits in the slugfest. The Bulldogs improve to 12-5, while Eastern Illinois falls to 4-8.
March 15, 2007
Eastern Illinois Visits Riley for a Three-Game Set This Weekend
The Citadel baseball will play host to Eastern Illinois this Friday-Sunday, March 16-18, at Riley Park. Game one is slated for 6 p.m. while Saturday will begin at 2 p.m. and game three is set for a 1 p.m. tilt. The Bulldogs are coming off an 8-7 victory over Savannah State, while the Panthers defeated #30 College of Charleston, 7-5, at Patriot's Point on Wednesday.
March 13, 2007
Bulldogs Edge Savannah State, 8-7
The Citadel overcame a six-run deficit to defeat Savannah State, 8-7, Tuesday afternoon at Riley Park. The Bulldogs ignited for a five runs in the fifth thanks to back-to-back home runs by sophomore right fielder Sonny Meade and senior first baseman Zach Brown. Freshman southpaw Chris McGuiness also earned his first collegiate win in the contest.
March 12, 2007
The Citadel Baseball to Face Savannah State on Tuesday
The Citadel baseball will play host to Savannah State for a mid-week match-up on Tues., March 13 at 3 p.m. at Riley Park. The Bulldogs are coming off a series victory over Columbia last weekend and will participate in only their second mid-week game of the 2007 season.
March 11, 2007
Diamond Dogs Clinch Series with 6-1 Win over Columbia
Senior right-hander Justin Smith pitched 5.1 innings of no-hit ball for his second consecutive outing to help lead The Citadel to a 6-1 victory over Columbia Sunday afternoon at Riley Park. The Bulldogs clinched their seventh straight series win with the victory as they defeated the Lions, 2-1, in game two of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Bulldogs improve to 10-5 while Columbia falls to 1-5-1.
March 10, 2007
Columbia Wins, 14-1, in Game One of Saturday?s Doubleheader
The Citadel fell to Columbia, 14-1, in game one of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Riley Park. The Bulldogs and Lions will begin game two at 4:05 p.m.
March 10, 2007
Diamond Dogs Split Doubleheader with 2-1 Victory over Columbia
Freshman Chris McGuiness belted his first collegiate home run to lead The Citadel past Columbia, 2-1, in game two of a doubleheader at Riley Park Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs and Lions split the two games with the rubber match of the series set for 1 p.m. on Sunday.
March 9, 2007
The Citadel Baseball Friday Game Postponed, Diamond Dogs to Play Doubleheader on Saturday
The Citadel versus Columbia baseball game scheduled for Fri., March 9 at 5 p.m. has been postponed due to rain. The Bulldogs and Lions will now play a doubleheader on Sat., March 10 with game one slated to begin at 1 p.m. at Riley Park. Sunday's game is still set for a 1 p.m. start time.
March 8, 2007
The Citadel Baseball to Host Columbia for a Three-Game Set
The Citadel baseball will face the Lions of Columbia University for the very first time this weekend as they host Columbia for a three-game series at Riley Park this weekend, March 9-11. Game one is slated for 5 p.m. on Friday while Saturday's contest is set for 2 p.m. and first pitch for Sunday is scheduled for 1 p.m.
March 8, 2007
Friday Baseball Game Time Changed
Due to the threat of inclement weather in the Charleston area Friday evening, March 9, The Citadel baseball has moved the start time of the first game against Columbia to 5 p.m.at Riley Park. The game was originally scheduled for 6 p.m.
March 5, 2007
Justin Smith Named SoCon Pitcher of the Week
Senior right-hander Justin Smith was named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week for his performance during the week ending March 5. Smith registered two wins in The Citadel's three games during the week and allowed only four hits in 9.1 innings pitched, while striking out 10 and holding opponents to a .118 batting average.
March 4, 2007
The Citadel Earns Fourth Straight Victory with 13-9 Win over Kent State
Senior Justin Smith tossed five innings of no-hit ball while junior left fielder Chris Swauger knocked in a career-high six runs to help lead The Citadel to a 13-9 victory over Kent State Saturday night at the Winthrop Ballpark. The Dogs fell behind by four runs in the third, but a seven run rally in the bottom half of the frame led to The Citadel's fourth consecutive win. The Bulldogs improve to 8-4, while Kent State falls to 2-7.
March 3, 2007
Citadel Pushes Past James Madison, 5-4
Junior left fielder Chris Swauger pushed across the go-ahead run in the seventh to help lead The Citadel past James Madison, 5-4, Friday night at The Winthrop Ballpark for their third straight victory. Sophomore right-hander Wes Wrenn earned his second win of the season as senior Link Saunders came in and wrapped it up for the Dogs for his second save of the year.
March 1, 2007
Diamond Dogs Rerouted to Rock Hill Due to Blizzard in Minnesota
Due to a blizzard in the Minneapolis area, The Citadel baseball team is unable to travel to play in the Dairy Queen Classic hosted by Minnesota this weekend. Instead, the Bulldogs will head to Rock Hill, S.C. as a late entrant in the Coca-Cola Classic hosted by Winthrop. The Diamond Dogs will face James Madison at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2 and will then square-off against Kent State at 8 p.m. on Sat. March 3 at The Winthrop Ballpark. A third game is still to be determined.
February 27, 2007
Bulldogs Pound out 25 Hits in 20-10 Victory over Campbell
The Citadel scored 20 runs as they were fueled by a 25 hit attack to down Campbell, 20-10, Tuesday afternoon at Riley Park. The Bulldogs were led at the plate by senior first baseman Zach Brown and freshman shortstop Kyle Jordan, who boasted four hits each on the day. Senior right-hander Justin Smith earned his second win of the season in the victory.
February 26, 2007
Chris Swauger Named BulldogBuyz.com Bulldog of the Week
BulldogBuyz.com, the online shopping mall that benefits The Citadel Athletics Department, proudly names junior Chris Swauger as this week's 'Bulldog of the Week.'
February 26, 2007
Diamond Dogs to Host Campbell on Tuesday
The Citadel baseball will play host to Campbell on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. for a mid-week tilt at Riley Park. The Citadel (5-4) is coming off a 4-3 victory over UNC Asheville in the final game of the Homewood Suites Shootout last Sunday, while Campbell (1-7) dropped two to UNC Charlotte over the weekend.
February 25, 2007
Bulldogs Earn 4-3 Victory Over UNC Asheville in the Final Game of the Homewood Suites Shootout
Freshman shortstop Kyle Jordan notched a walk-off, RBI-single to help The Citadel clinch a 4-3 win over UNC Asheville on an extremely windy Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Homewood Suites Shootout at Riley Park. The Dogs and UNCA were tied up at three in the ninth, but junior third baseman Matt Arnold smacked a two-out base hit and was able to score from first on Jordan's single to the gap in right.
February 24, 2007
The Citadel Falls, 5-4, to Va. Tech in Extra Frames in Game Two of the Homewood Suites Shootout
The Citadel came from behind to send the game into extra frames, but Virginia Tech came away with a 5-4 victory in 11 innings Friday night in game two of the Homewood Suites Shootout at Riley Park. The Hokies got out of a bases loaded jam five times in the contest, while the Dogs left 21 runners on base for the second time this season.
February 24, 2007
Sunday?s Game Times Changed in Homewood Suites Shootout
Due to expected inclement weather in the Charleston area, games five and six of the Homewood Suites Shootout on Sunday, Feb. 25 have been moved up one hour. Game five between Va. Tech and Minnesota will begin at 10 a.m., while The Citadel's contest against UNC Asheville will be played 30 minutes after the end of game five at Riley Park.
February 24, 2007
Minnesota Takes 6-3 Victory over The Citadel in Game Four of the Homewood Suites Shootout
The Citadel dropped 6-3 to Minnesota Saturday afternoon in game four of the Homewood Suites Shootout at Riley Park. Gopher second baseman Derek McCallum went a perfect 4-for-4 on the day as Minnesota out hit the Dogs 14-6.
February 22, 2007
Diamond Dogs to Host Virginia Tech, Minnesota and UNC Asheville this Weekend in the Homewood Suites Shootout
The Citadel baseball will play host to Virginia Tech, Minnesota and UNC Asheville for the Homewood Suites Shootout this Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25 at Riley Park. Minnesota and UNC Asheville make their first trip to Charleston as they have never faced the Bulldogs, while The Citadel will take on the Hokies for the first time since they joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.
February 21, 2007
Raymond Copenhaver Named BulldogBuyz.com Bulldog of the Week
BulldogBuyz.com, the online shopping mall that benefits The Citadel Athletics Department, proudly names true freshman Raymond Copenhaver as this week's 'Bulldog of the Week.'
February 19, 2007
The Citadel Downs No. 1 South Carolina, 7-6, in Game Six of The Crab House Shootout Presented by Trademark Properties
The number one team in the nation fell at the hands of The Citadel Sunday afternoon as the Bulldogs downed South Carolina, 7-6, in front of a crowd of 5,055 at Riley Park. Freshman second baseman Bryan Altman led the Bulldog offense as he belted a three-run home run in the seventh to pull The Citadel within one. Freshman reliever Raymond Copenhaver earned his first collegiate victory as he came on in the sixth and shutdown the Gamecocks, allowing only one hit and striking out three.
February 19, 2007
Exclusive Live Bulldog Baseball Coverage on Bulldog Insider!
February 19, 2007
Citadel First Baseman Zach Brown Named Southern Conference Player of the Week
Senior first baseman Zach Brown was named Southern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 19. The Greenville, S.C. native is the first player to receive the league's honor in 2007 as he batted .400 during The Crab House Shootout presented by Trademark Properties and helped lead the Dogs to a 7-6 victory over top-ranked South Carolina.
February 17, 2007
The Citadel Falls to Liberty, 2-1, in Game Four of The Crab House Shootout Presented by Trademark Properties
The Citadel fell to Liberty, 2-1, in a pitcher's dual Saturday afternoon at Riley Park in game four of The Crab House Shootout presented by Trademark Properties. There were only six hits allowed between the two clubs as the Bulldogs were held to under 10 hits for the first time this season.
February 16, 2007
Diamond Dogs Defeat Richmond, 7-6, in Extra Innings in Game Two of The Crab House Shootout Presented by Trademark Properties
Junior Conrad Kellahan collected a sacrifice fly to drive in the winning run as The Citadel earned a 7-6 victory over Richmond in 10 innings Friday night at Riley Park in game two of The Crab House Shootout presented by Trademark Properties. Senior first baseman Zach Brown scored the game-winner after leading off the 10th with a triple, while senior right-hander Link Saunders picked up his first victory of the season.
February 14, 2007
The Citadel to Host No. 1 South Carolina, Liberty and Richmond This Weekend in The Crab House Shootout Presented by Trademark Properties
The Citadel baseball will host the No. 1 team in the nation for the first time in Riley Park when the South Carolina Gamecocks come to Charleston for The Crab House Shootout presented by Trademark Properties. Other tournament participants include the Liberty Flames and Richmond Spiders as all four teams will play in a round-robin style format this Friday-Sunday, Feb. 16-18 at Riley Park.
February 14, 2007
Live Video Streaming in the Works for This Weekend?s Baseball Tournament
The Citadel Athletics Department is working hard to bring Bulldog fans the latest in information and technology. As with anything new, growing pains may occur. The Citadel is currently planning on video streaming all six games of The Crabhouse Shootout presented by Trademark Properties this weekend, Feb. 16-18 at Riley Park. Fans can purchase Bulldog Insider passes for the tournament now.
February 11, 2007
The Citadel Takes Series with 11-4 Victory Over ETSU
Senior starter Justin Smith notched a career-high 11 strikeouts to help lead The Citadel to their first series win of the season with an 11-4 victory over East Tennessee State Sunday afternoon in the Bulldogs' opening weekend sponsored by Cemex. The right-hander picked up his first win of the year as he threw eight innings and did not allow a single walk in the contest.
February 10, 2007
Bucs Even Up Series With 5-3 Win Over Bulldogs in Extra Frames
The Citadel came from behind in the ninth to send the game into extra frames but fell, 5-3, to East Tennessee State in 13 innings Saturday afternoon at Riley Park in the second game of the Bulldogs' opening weekend sponsored by Cemex. The Dogs were able to get two on with no outs in the 13th, but Buc reliever Caleb Glafenhein sat down three straight batters to preserve the win for ETSU.
February 9, 2007
Live Audio of East Tennessee State Series Available Through Bulldog Insider
Fans can hear The Citadel Baseball in their 2007 debut this weekend by signing on to Bulldog Insider. Bulldog Insider will carry live audio of The Citadel's three-game series against East Tennessee State.
February 9, 2007
Diamond Dogs Down Bucs, 13-6, in Season Opener
Sophomore catcher Sid Fallaw tallied a career-high five RBI to help lead The Citadel to a 13-6 victory over East Tennessee State in their season opener at Riley Park Friday night. Junior Chris Swauger and senior Zach Brown each tallied two-run home runs while redshirt freshman Bryan Altman scored four times in the contest.
February 8, 2007
The Citadel Baseball Opens Season Against East Tennessee State This Weekend
The Citadel opens the 2007 season against East Tennessee State this weekend as they host the Buccaneers for a three-game set Feb. 9-11 at Riley Park. Friday's first pitch is slated for 5 p.m., Saturday's contest begins at 2 p.m., while the Dogs and Bucs will play the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m.
February 2, 2007
The Citadel Closer Link Saunders Named to NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List
The Citadel closer Link Saunders is one of 35 players in the country to be named to the preseason Stopper of the Year watch list announced Friday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The senior notched 15 saves in 2006, setting a new single-season record at The Citadel. His 15 stops also led the Southern Conference last season.
February 1, 2007
Four Diamond Dogs Earn Preseason All-SoCon Recognition; The Citadel Picked to Finish Fifth
The Citadel Baseball was picked to finish fifth in the Southern Conference in 2007 according to a vote of the league's coaches. The Bulldogs also landed four players on the preseason All-SoCon teams, including junior outfielder Chris Swauger who was honored on the first team and led the Bulldogs in eight offensive categories in 2006.
January 31, 2007
The Citadel Baseball 2007 Season Preview
With the beginning of The Citadel baseball season less than two weeks away, the Bulldogs have their sights set on their first postseason berth since 2004. The 2007 club looks to continue The Citadel's 'Championship Tradition,' but will have to rely heavily on some young talent. The Dogs will look to the guidance of their veterans as top newcomers are going to be depended on to fill the roles vacated by the five starting position players the Bulldogs graduated in 2006. The Diamond Dogs are up to the challenge as opening day inches closer and closer.
January 28, 2007
The Citadel Baseball Seventh Annual "Meet the Bulldogs" a Success
The Citadel baseball team hosted its seventh annual 'Meet the Bulldogs' Sunday afternoon at Riley Park. Fans were able to get autographs and take pictures, while getting a sneak peek of the 2007 Diamond Dogs squad. Former Bulldogs Chip Cannon (Toronto Blus Jays) and Jonathan Ellis (San Diego Padres) were also on hand to meet and greet with the fans.
January 28, 2007
Bulldogs Garner Pre-Season Honors
The Citadel Baseball was recognized by Baseball America and SEBaseball.com in their pre-season Southern Conference previews. The Bulldogs had five separate players tabbed to All-Southern Conference teams while senior first baseman Zach Brown was named a top SoCon prospect in the 2007 MLB draft.
January 15, 2007
The Citadel Baseball Seventh Annual ?Meet the Bulldogs? to be held Jan. 28
The Citadel baseball team will host the seventh annual 'Meet the Bulldogs' on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 12 p.m. at Joseph P. Riley Park. Fans of all ages are encouraged to come and get a sneak peak of the 2007 Diamond Dog squad.
December 6, 2006
Former Citadel First Baseman Chip Cannon Named 2006 Arizona Fall League MVP
Chip Cannon took home AFL MVP honors Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, but he's still waiting on a Spring Training call from the Blue Jays. Nevertheless, the slugging first baseman definitely opened eyes by posting Triple Crown-worthy numbers in Arizona.
November 17, 2006
The Citadel Baseball Lands Four Signees for 2008 Season
The Citadel head baseball coach Fred Jordan announced the signing of four pitchers for the 2008 season. Tye Buckley, Drew Mahaffey, Matt Talley and Asher Wojciechowski all committed to The Citadel baseball team during the early signing period. Three signees represent South Carolina, while the other is a Florida native.