Article Image
Courtesy: B-CU Athletics
View larger

Wildcats Eliminated from NCAA Regional on 8-2 Loss to College of Charleston

Courtesy:           Release: 06/02/2012

Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Share |

June 2, 2012

Box Score |  Photo Gallery 

Reach Baseball Contact Michael Stambaugh for more details by E-Mail

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats were eliminated from the NCAA Baseball Championships, Saturday at McKethan Stadium, on the heels of a big fifth inning for College of Charleston, which led to an 8-2 loss at the Gainesville Regional.

“Tough way to end the season, no doubt,” said Head Coach Jason Beverlin. “With as many strides as we’ve made as a team, I felt it was pretty disappointing that we didn’t come out with a little more energy and fight in us than we had today.”

The Cougars (38-21) got on the board in the first frame, but the contest remained close until back to back scoring innings, including six consecutive hits, vaulted C of C to an 8-0 lead, while holding the Wildcats (34-27) without a hit through the middle innings.

B-CU converted consecutive hitting at-bats into runs in the sixth, as catcher Carlos Delgado put a shot up the middle that spurred off the bag at second to generate B-CU’s first hit. Next pitch out Josh Johnson hit his first career home run into the left field stands to narrow the deficit to 8-2.

The score remained, as only two hits came from the final three frames, giving the victory to C of C, and elimination the Wildcats from the tournament with an 0-2 record.

The Wildcats finish the 2012 season with a record of 34-27, a landmark year for Jason Beverlin, logging the most wins for a first year head coach, despite playing with a 21-man roster. Only losing five to graduation and supplementing the roster with a huge incoming recruiting class, fans can only expect great things from the young staff.

Now B-CU’s attention sways briefly to the MLB Draft (June 4-6), in which at least a pair of Wildcats could hear their names called, led by starting right-hander Rayan Gonzalez, who rung up a 9-2 record and 2.14 ERA on his senior season.

Member Login
Vince Carter's
Allstate Ad
Courtyard Marriott
Hampton 70x63
Homewood Suites Hilton
Residence Inn Marriott
Kimble Electric Ad Belt
Studio 78 73x60
Papa Johns 70x63
Doghouse Bail Bonds
CORA Health
Ritchey Cadillac 70 x 63
Ritas Ice 70 x 63
Jimmy Johns
Al's Sign
WW Gay
Holiday Inn Resort 70x63