Citadel loses in first round of SoCon Championship

Image by The CitadelImage by 20090521-citadel.jpg The Citadel and Appalachian State at the SoCon Championship.

Update May 21:

The Citadel’s Chris McGuiness hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning that broke an 8-8 tie and propelled the No. 3 seeded Bulldogs to a 9-8 elimination game victory over the No. 7 seed Davidson Wildcats.

The Citadel (35-21) advances in the bracket to face the loser of the Georgia Southern-Appalachian State game Friday at 3 p.m.

First reporting:

The Citadel lost their opening Southern Conference Tournament game 4-1 against sixth-seeded Appalachian State.

The Citadel (34-21) scored only one run on seven hits in the game, with only two hits in the final four innings of play. Appalachian State (33-19) picked up three runs at the top of the ninth after most of the game was spent deadlocked at 1-1.

For stats, notes, and a full write-up of the game, click here.

The third seeded Bulldogs play seventh-seeded Davidson in an elimination game today, May 21.

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