Charleston SC

Charleston, SC: Second largest city in South Carolina. Home to the College of Charleston Cougars, Charleston Battery (professional soccer), Charleston RiverDogs (MILB baseball), and more.

Charleston RiverDogs Host Hagerstown Suns in Upcoming Four-Game Homestand

Charleston RiverDogs Host Hagerstown Suns in Upcoming Four-Game Homestand

Featured promotions include Gullah Heritage Night, Rainbows Day & Holiday Celebration CHARLESTON, SC July 24, 2014 – Following a seven-game road trip, the Charleston RiverDogs return to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3. This four-game homestand includes a visit from the Hagerstown Suns while the RiverDogs celebrate a veritable cornucopia of festive events and celebrations. Thursday, July 31, 7:05 pm: The RiverDogs kick off this homestand with another Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, courtesy of 95SX. The Ashley View Pub will host $1 drafts and entertainment from DJ Natty Heavy and Wild Wing Café will also sponsor a wing-eating contest in the Ashley View Pub. Prior to Thursday’s contest, a sailor reenlistment ceremony will take […]

Shiclasia Brown Rounds Out 2014-15 CofC Cougars Women’s Basketball Signing Class

Shiclasia Brown Rounds Out 2014-15 CofC Cougars Women’s Basketball Signing Class

CHARLESTON, SC July 24, 2014 – The College of Charleston women’s basketball program has added Shiclasia “Clay” Brown to its 2014-15 signing class, as announced by head coach Candice M. Jackson on Tuesday. “We are so happy that Clay chose to come to The College,” said Jackson. “She has flair and will be fun to watch for Cougar fans. As a point guard, we will look to her as a floor general and leader of this team. She has emerged as a player to watch out for already in the short time that she’s been here.” Prior to committing her future to The College, Brown enjoyed a stellar prep career at Nazareth Regional High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., where as team […]

Time Is Running Out on Voting for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame

Time Is Running Out on Voting for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame

Deadline to cast ballots is Aug. 8 CHARLESTON, SC July 22, 2014 – Time is running out for fans who wish to vote for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014. On-line voting continues through 5 pm on Friday, Aug. 8. On Friday, Aug. 15, the three individuals selected for enshrinement will be inducted prior to the RiverDogs’ game against the Rome Braves. Two of the inductees will be chosen through fan voting while the committee will vote in one member. The finalists for the Class of 2014 as determined by the Hall of Fame’s advisory committee, in alphabetical order, are Pete Ayoub, Lee Curtis, Kiki Cuyler, Reese Havens, David Hoffman, Billy Swails, Jr., and Torre Tyson. To […]

Richmond Kickers hang on for 1-1 draw with Charleston Battery

Richmond Kickers hang on for 1-1 draw with Charleston Battery

CHARLESTON, SC July 22, 2014 — In his first game back in front of the home supporters, midfielder Jose Cuevas scored on a penalty kick to help the Charleston Battery play to a 1-1 draw against the Richmond Kickers in front of a crowd of 2,214 people at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. Charleston Battery Tickets “We’re not satisfied with one point,” head coach Mike Anhaeuser said after the game. “We wanted to get three points. I’ve got to commend the guys, they defended well and we attacked with good spacing. We will take the point but we wanted three points.” Charleston opened the scoring in the seventh minute when midfielder Jose Cuevas converted a penalty kick. Forward Dane Kelly […]

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UMass Transfer Nola Henry Joins 2014-15 WBB Signing Class

UMass Transfer Nola Henry Joins 2014-15 WBB Signing Class

CHARLESTON, SC July 22, 2014 – The College of Charleston women’s basketball program has added Nola Henry to its 2014-15 signing class, as announced by head coach Candice M. Jackson on Tuesday. “Nola is a great addition for us,” said Jackson. “She brings leadership, experience, and a love for the game that you don’t see in a lot of young women. Her ability to communicate with her teammates has been the most impressive piece to her game. Sitting out this season and being able to learn and get adjusted to the school and the program will give her an advantage going into next season.   Henry, a 5-foot-7 point guard out of Willingboro, N.J., spent the last two seasons playing […]

Brandon Thomas Drills Four Hits to Defeat Augusta GreenJackets

Brandon Thomas Drills Four Hits to Defeat Augusta GreenJackets

Brandon Thomas’ first four-hit game, Mark Payton’s first home run lead winning rally Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1zX7fL1 CHARLESTON, SC July 21, 2014 – Brandon Thomas set a career high with four hits and knocked in the winning run to pace the Charleston RiverDogs to an 8-5 series-clinching victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Monday afternoon in front of 2,078 fans at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in South Atlantic League action. Mark Payton also hit his first professional home run in the victory. The RiverDogs improved to 15-16 in the second half and 48-53 this season. With the loss, the GreenJackets fell to 14-18 and 48-52, respectively. Augusta opened the scoring, taking a 2-0 advantage in the first inning. Chris Lofton […]

Mike Veeck’s Job Safe (for Now), Disco Demolition 2 Turns Out to Be a Real Blast For Fans

Mike Veeck’s Job Safe (for Now), Disco Demolition 2 Turns Out to Be a Real Blast For Fans

Incident occurs on the same night as “Bill Veeck Bobble-LEG” giveaway CHARLESTON, SC July 20, 2014 – Scholars declare we study history to help preserve the past and also to help predict the future. In this case, history almost repeated itself. Nearly 35 years to the day, Mike Veeck, then in promotions department for the Chicago White Sox – the team that was owned by his Hall of Fame father, Bill Veeck – staged “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park, a stunt where disco records were exploded between games of a twi-night doubleheader against the rival Detroit Tigers. And as it has been duly documented, the promotion that signaled the unofficial end of the disco era, backfired as a near-riot funneled […]

Charleston Battery host Richmond Kickers in Tuesday rematch

Charleston Battery host Richmond Kickers in Tuesday rematch

CHARLESTON, SC July 20, 2014 – If the Charleston Battery are itching to atone for their 4-0 drubbing Saturday at Richmond, at least they won’t have long to wait. The Battery hosts the Kickers Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Blackbaud Stadium in a game rescheduled from June 27 by dangerous weather. Lightning flashed near the stadium during warm-ups that night, forcing players off the field and fans to take shelter under the stands. The game got underway after a 45-minute delay, but a new outbreak of lightning in the 18th minute forced a second delay, and ultimately the postponement of the match. Contrary to initial reports that indicated the postponed match would be resumed in the 18th minute, the league and both […]

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Charleston Battery fall hard at Richmond

Charleston Battery fall hard at Richmond

RICHMOND, VA July 20, 2014 — The Charleston Battery surrendered two sudden goals to the Richmond Kickers in the 45th minute Saturday night and never recovered, losing 4-0 to their oldest rivals. For the Battery (4-8-5), the defeat was the team’s fifth consecutive road loss. In the team’s last three away matches, Battery opponents have now outscored Charleston 11-2. For Richmond (10-1-8) the win fortified their hold on second place in the USL PRO Table behind undefeated Orlando City. The scoreless match-up didn’t look like a blowout in the making with a two minutes remaining in the first half. But when striker George Davis IV — whose two goals at Charleston on March 29 preserved a road draw for the Kickers […]

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‘Dogs Survive Marathon Against GreenJackets

‘Dogs Survive Marathon Against GreenJackets

Charleston, Augusta combined for 16 runs, 26 hits in contest that lasted 3:26 Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1rdbnT0 CHARLESTON, SC July 19, 2014 – After charging to a seven-run lead, the Charleston RiverDogs outlasted an Augusta GreenJackets comeback attempt in a 9-7 RiverDogs win on Saturday evening in front of 6,529 fans in a sellout crowd at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in South Atlantic League action. Tyler Wade went 4-for-5 for Charleston, driving in two runs and scoring another. Charleston bounced up to 14-15 in the second half and 47-52 overall. Augusta dropped to 13-17 and 47-51, respectively. The game, which lasted three hours and 26 minutes, was the 11th RiverDogs victory in the past 13 contests. The RiverDogs quickly took […]