Sixth Inning Outburst Lifts Spartans over Furman

Sixth Inning Outburst Lifts Spartans over Furman

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Greenville, S.C. – Trailing 7-6 after five innings, the USC Upstate Spartans scored five runs in the sixth inning to take control in a 14-7 win over Furman at Latham Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Upstate improves to 15-20 while Furman drops to 11-20.

Scoring Breakdown

  • Bottom 1st – Furman got on the board thanks to a Brandon Elmy single.
  • Top 2nd- Upstate tied the game on a Jake Bourke sacrifice fly. The Spartans claimed a 2-1 lead on a Devon Ortiz single with two more runs scoring on a J.J. Shimko single.
  • Bottom 2nd – The Paladins evened the score at 4 with three runs.
  • Top 3rdPat Raiff's sacrifice fly gave Upstate a 5-4 lead.
  • Bottom 3rd – Dillon Love's double scored Skye Overton as Furman tied the game at 5.
  • Top 4thBrett Hawkins brought home Ortiz on a single for a 6-5 Upstate lead.
  • Bottom 5th – Furman pulled ahead 7-6 with a sacrifice fly and a Carter Grote single.
  • Top 6th – Upstate plated five runs on two hits with one Furman error. Ortiz led off the inning with a single and scored on a Brendan Brundage single with the bases loaded. Charlie Carpenter would score on a fielder's choice with two runs scoring as a result of a Paladin error. Drake Harris scored the final run of the inning on a wild pitch.
  • Top 9th – Bourke scored as a result of a Furman error. Brundage plated Hawkins and Ortiz with a two-run single.


  • Upstate finished with 17 hits, led by Ortiz who went 4-for-6 with four singles, four runs scored and an RBI.
  • Carpenter went 3-for-5 with two singles and a double.
  • Brundage, Hawkins, Harris and Russell Schwertfeger each had two hits.
  • Brundage drove in a team-high three runs.
  • Furman recorded 14 hits with five players posting two hits each.
  • Bryan Hathaway (2-2) earned the win with 4.1 shutout innings. Hathaway surrendered two hits with a walk and three strikeouts.
  • Andrew Holweger (0-1) took the loss after he allowed four runs (two earned) on two hits in 0.1 inning.

Up Next

  • Upstate opens a three-game ASUN series at Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.