Cougars welcome Wagner, Radford, South Carolina and Charleston Southern for full slate of games
MT. PLEASANT, SC Feb. 21, 2013 – The College of Charleston softball team is set to host its second of two weekend-long tournaments at Patriots Point beginning on Friday, Feb. 22. The tournament draws Wagner, Radford, South Carolina and Charleston Southern and opens with the Cougars facing off against Wagner at 4 p.m. on Friday.
“We’re excited for another big tournament this weekend,” said head coach Shelly Hoerner. “We have four more great teams coming in for an exciting weekend of softball. We love our home at Patriots Point and are excited to share it.”
The Cougars Seahawks are slated for 4 p.m. Friday, with Wagner staying on the field to face Charleston Southern immediately afterwards in the night cap. Action will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with five games scheduled for each day.
Virtual live statistics will be provided free-of-charge for all 12 games of the tournament and available through CofCSports.com. A web-based broadcast will be available for three of CofC’s games over the weekend, Friday’s game against Wagner and Sunday’s games against South Carolina and Charleston Southern. The broadcasts will require subscription but feature multiple-camera views as well as play-by-play and commentary.
For information about tournament progress, weather delays and other details pertinent to the tournament, follow @CofCSoftball on Twitter.
CofC (4-3) enters the tournament as winners of four straight. The Cougars closed last weekend’s tournament with a pair of victories over Towson and Akron and then swept a doubleheader with South Carolina State on Tuesday evening.
Over the four wins, the Cougars have allowed just one run and with the pitching staff limiting their opponents to a .178 batting average.
Carly Corthell (Reno, Nev.) is 5-for-11 over the win streak and now leads the Cougars with a .368 batting average. She is joined in the .300-plus club by freshman Chandler Frisbie (Lawrenceville, Ga.) who blasted her first career home run on Tuesday against SC State.