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.

Coach Adair to Participate in Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge

Coach Adair to Participate in Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston women’s basketball head coach Natasha Adair will join South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin, country music star Julie Roberts, former CofC and NBA player Anthony Johnson and more for a softball game to fight childhood obesity Saturday Aug. 4 at 7:05 PM at Charleston’s Joe Riley Park.   The event, in its second year is organized by local nonprofit group Louie’s Kids, whose mission is fighting against childhood obesity, which afflicts over 25 million American children today. The Louie’s Kids staff includes dieticians, therapists, volunteers and has programs such as “Run Buddies” for children lacking exercise.   “I’m excited to participate in this tremendous event,” Adair said. “For our community to come together […]

Ten Run Outburst Snaps Charleston RiverDogs Slide

Ten Run Outburst Snaps Charleston RiverDogs Slide

RiverDogs Offense Comes Alive in 10-5 Win GREENVILLE, SC – Ben Gamel and Robert Refsnyder each had three hits to lead the offensive attack for the Charleston RiverDogs in a 10-5 dismantling of the Greenville Drive on Tuesday night in South Atlantic League action at Fluor Field. The win snapped an eight game losing streak for the RiverDogs as they improved their record to 57-49 (18-21 in the second half). Greenville falls to 52-56 (18-20 in the second half) with the loss. The Drive quickly grabbed the early lead when an error in the first inning led to two runs. With Keury De La Cruz on first, Garin Cecchini singled to left and an error by left fielder Eduardo Sosa […]

CofC at the London Olympic Games Recap: Day 4

CofC at the London Olympic Games Recap: Day 4

LONDON, England – The College of Charleston continues to have a bright presence at the 2012 London Olympic Games as two of its own compete on the international stage among the world’s best.   Senior sailor Juan Maegli (Guatemala City, Guatemala) is currently fourth overall in the Men’s Laser Class competition after a seventh-place finish in Race 3 and a 13th-place finish in Race 4 on Weymouth Harbour in Weymouth, England. He positioned himself well on the first day of racing with a first-place finish in Race 1 beating out the likes of world No. 1 and current leader Tom Slingsby of Australia.   Maegli (’13) is gunning to become the first Guatemalan Olympian to medal and would join the […]

Alex Ellis Qualifies for U.S. Amateur Championship

Alex Ellis Qualifies for U.S. Amateur Championship

KERRVILLE, TEXAS – College of Charleston junior men’s golfer Alex Ellis punched his ticket to the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship August 13-19 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colo.   Ellis, who shot rounds of 70-68 for a 6-under 138 at the Riverhill Country Club, will join fellow CofC golfer Zach Munroe in the prestigious event.   “This is a great accomplishment for Alex and to have multiple CofC golfers in the U.S. Amateur Championship speaks to the level of our program,” CofC coach Mark McEntire said. “I’m looking forward to traveling out west and seeing what these guys can do.”   The College of Charleston men’s golf team begins its 2012-13 season by hosting The Invitational at the […]

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Walk-Off Homer Pushes Drive Past RiverDogs

Walk-Off Homer Pushes Drive Past RiverDogs

Greenville Hands Charleston Eighth Straight Loss GREENVILLE, SC – Keury De La Cruz cracked a walk-off home run to lead-off the bottom of the 11th inning for the Greenville Drive and secure a dramatic 4-3 win over the Charleston RiverDogs on Monday night in South Atlantic League action at Flour Field.   The RiverDogs now have a record of 56-49 (17-21 in the second half) after suffering their eighth straight loss, while the Drive won their second in a row to move to 52-55 (18-19 in the second half).   De La Cruz’s (2-5, HR, RBI, run) blast was his 16th of the year and made a loser out of reliever Joel De La Cruz (3-3), who had just entered […]

Juan Maegli in Second After First Two Races of Olympic Men’s Laser

Juan Maegli in Second After First Two Races of Olympic Men’s Laser

Senior sailor wins opener of 10-race series; places 10th in second race

USL PRO: Orlando Clinches Regular Season Title

USL PRO: Orlando Clinches Regular Season Title

Earns home-field advantage throughout playoffs with win against Battery   ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City clinched the USL PRO regular season title, and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, as Matt Luzunaris scored in his fifth consecutive game to lead the Lions to a 4-0 victory against the Charleston Battery on Friday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl.   The opening 15 minutes saw both sides share possession, but the Lions took the lead in slightly fortunate fashion in the 16th minute when Kevin Molino’s shot deflected off Kyle Hoffer and looped over a stranded Andrew Dykstra in the Battery goal and into the back of the net. Five minutes later, Luzunaris struck from close range, his ninth goal of the season. […]

Jared Simon, Tyler Anderson Lead Asheville to Sweep

Jared Simon, Tyler Anderson Lead Asheville to Sweep

Asheville Takes Second Game in Extras After Shutout in Game One CHARLESTON, SC – A solo homer by Jared Simon in the top of the tenth inning gave the Asheville Tourists a 6-5 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs in the second game of a South Atlantic League doubleheader at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park with 2,972 in attendance. The Tourists won the first game 9-0 behind a complete game shutout by starting pitcher Tyler Anderson.   The RiverDogs are now 56-48 (17-20 in the second half) after dropping both games while Asheville improved to 67-40 (20-17 in the second half).   Philip Wetherell (4-5) and Anderson (9-2) both began the first game with two scoreless innings, but Wetherell yielded the […]

RiverDogs and Tourists Postponed Due to Rain

RiverDogs and Tourists Postponed Due to Rain

Two Seven Inning Games To Be Played On Sunday CHARLESTON, SC – The South Atlantic League game between the Charleston RiverDogs and the Asheville Tourists scheduled for Saturday night has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, beginning at 2:05 pm. Both games are scheduled for seven innings in length. The starting pitchers for both games are TBD.   The “Kindness Beats Blindness” RP Auction originally scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Sunday.   Fans holding tickets for Saturday’s game can exchange them for tickets to any remaining 2012 regular season RiverDogs home game.   BALLPARK FUN: Fans who stuck it out through the rain witnessed a romantic […]

Koechli’s Run Ends in Semifinals of Women’s Trans National Championship

Koechli’s Run Ends in Semifinals of Women’s Trans National Championship

College of Charleston rising senior Vanessa Koechli's run through the match play portion of the Women's Trans National Amateur Championship ended with a 4 and 3 loss in the semifinals to Breanna Eliott of Melbourne.

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