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.

Wilmington Hammerheads Travel South to Charleston Battery

Wilmington Hammerheads Travel South to Charleston Battery

Hammerheads, Battery Make First Encounter This Season Wilmington, NC – After a 0-0 draw with the Rochester Rhinos Thursday night at Legion Stadium, the Wilmington Hammerheads travel to Charleston over the weekend to meet with the Battery for the first of three scheduled encounters this season. The match is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Blackbaud Stadium. After their match with the Rhinos, the Hammerheads still remain unbeaten at Legion Stadium this season with the results of a tie. Scoring opportunities by forwards Corey Hertzog and Cody Arnoux were made just shy of the goal posts and midfielder Mark Briggs sent a shot above the crossbar to keep the intensity high on the field. The Hammerheads are […]

College of Charleston Women’s Soccer Returns From Trinidad and Tobago

College of Charleston Women’s Soccer Returns From Trinidad and Tobago

CHARLESTON, S.C. – This summer, the College of Charleston women’s soccer team enjoyed the remarkable opportunity to visit the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago to engage in exploration, team building, international fellowship, community outreach and, of course, the culturally-transcending game of soccer. The once-in-a-lifetime trip sculpted the perspectives of the Cougars’ 24-person travel party as they explored the country’s diverse landscape and culture for 10 days and united as a team on a previously unknown level. “This was an unbelievable trip for us,” said head coach Christian Michner. “It was a chance for us to really get away and play some great games and do some things together as a group. The trip was way more than just soccer. […]

College of Charleston Women’s Tennis To Compete In ITA Kick-Off Weekend

College of Charleston Women’s Tennis To Compete In ITA Kick-Off Weekend

CHARLESTON, S.C. – For the fourth-consecutive year, the College of Charleston women’s tennis team will compete in the fourth annual ITA Kick-Off Weekend – college tennis’ premier season-opening event which features 15 men’s and 15 women’s teams serving as host four-team sites vying to advance to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship in February of 2013.   The Cougars will be the No. 3 seed at the four-team site hosted by top-seeded Duke on Jan. 26 & 27, 2013, in Durham, N.C. They will face No. 2-seeded Wyoming in their opening-round match on Saturday, Jan. 26, at a time still to be determined and either Duke or No. 4-seeded Wisconsin in the championship or consolation match on Sunday, Jan. 27. […]

Brett Gerritse Spins A Gem For Charleston RiverDogs

Brett Gerritse Spins A Gem For Charleston RiverDogs

Outstanding Start Highlights 2-1 Win for RiverDogs CHARLESTON, SC – Brett Gerritse hurled five strong innings and got the win for the Charleston RiverDogs as they outpitched the Asheville Tourists on their way to a 2-1 victory in South Atlantic League action on Thursday night at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park with 4,476 in attendance.   The RiverDogs improve to 52-36 (13-8 in the second half) and can take three of four if they win the game on Friday. Asheville now has a record 58-33 (11-10 in the second half) this season.   “That was another great outing by Brett Gerritse,” said RiverDogs manager Carlos Mendoza. “The bullpen again was fantastic, not allowing a hit over four innings. We got […]

Andrew Lawrence, Great Britain to Face Team USA on ESPN2

Andrew Lawrence, Great Britain to Face Team USA on ESPN2

CHARLESTON, S.C. – As a member of the Great Britain National Team, College of Charleston’s Andrew Lawrence (London, England) will compete against Team USA in an exhibition game to be held on Thursday, July 19, at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Tipoff between the British and Americans is slated for 2 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (local time in Great Britain – five hour difference) with the game being televised nationally on ESPN2.   Lawrence, a 6-foot-1 rising senior point guard for the Cougars, will compete in the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympic Games to be held on July 27-August 12 in London, England. He is the lone current collegian and youngest player on the squad at age 22. Team Great […]

Nottingham Forest Cancels US Tour Including Game Versus the Charleston Battery

Nottingham Forest Cancels US Tour Including Game Versus the Charleston Battery

Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery’s July 28 match versus England’s Nottingham Forest has been cancelled.  Nottingham Forest was purchased by a new ownership group this week and they subsequently cancelled their pre-season tour of the United States including the match versus Charleston.   “Obviously we are very disappointed that we will not be able to play Nottingham Forest at the end of the month,” said Charleston Battery President Andrew Bell.  “We have a long tradition of hosting international teams and it’s a game that our fans always look forward to.  I know there will be much disappointment on hearing the news and I’d like to apologize on behalf of the Battery.”   The cancellation of the match is the […]

Casey Stevenson’s Blast Keys 9-3 Win For Charleston RiverDogs

Casey Stevenson’s Blast Keys 9-3 Win For Charleston RiverDogs

Six Run Second Leads RiverDogs To Series Evening Win CHARLESTON, SC – Casey Stevenson had two hits, including a long three-run homer, to lead the Charleston RiverDogs to a 9-3 victory over the Asheville Tourists in South Atlantic League action on Wednesday night at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park with 2,330 in attendance.   The RiverDogs now have a record of 51-36 (12-8 in the second half) through 87 games and Asheville drops to 58-32 (11-9 in the second half).   Asheville got the first run of the night in the second when Tyler Massey walked and eventually scored on a groundout, but their slim lead didn’t hold up for long.   After a pair of singles put two men […]

Charleston RiverDogs: It Is Okay to Drink on Our Beach

Charleston RiverDogs: It Is Okay to Drink on Our Beach

RiverDogs React to Folly Beach Alcohol Ban on the Beach CHARLESTON, SC – If you want to enjoy an ice cold beer with some sand between your toes, then Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park is now the only legal place in the Lowcountry you can do so. As nearby Folly Beach begins their self-imposed 60-day ban on alcohol consumption on the beach that means that only Shoeless Joe’s Hill at The Joe is the lone public site in the area where alcohol and sand are allowed legally to merge. This is all in result of events caused by uncontrolled alcohol use. When alcohol use gets to this point treatment should be considered, and with so many big names such as […]

Charleston Battery to host Amputee Soccer Clinic

Charleston Battery to host Amputee Soccer Clinic

Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery will team up with members of the U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team to host a pre-match clinic on Saturday, July 14 at Blackbaud Stadium presented by Floyd Brace.  Amputees of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join the fun; there is no charge for the clinic and all participants will receive a complimentary ticket to the Battery’s match versus the Wilmington Hammerheads following the clinic.   Forearm crutches will be provided by Floyd Brace; the two hour clinic will begin at 4 PM on the main stadium field at Blackbaud Stadium.  Non-amputees are welcome to attend and participate in this special event.   In addition to the pre-match clinic members of the […]

Tyler Anderson, Asheville Tourists Take Series Opener in Charleston

Tyler Anderson, Asheville Tourists Take Series Opener in Charleston

Asheville Pitching Shuts Down RiverDogs in 6-1 Win CHARLESTON, SC – Tyler Anderson tossed six and a third shutout innings for the Asheville Tourists to earn the victory as they defeated the Charleston RiverDogs 6-1 on Tuesday night in South Atlantic League action in front of a crowd of 2,101 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.   The RiverDogs fall to 50-36 (11-8 in the second half) on the season with the loss. The Tourists’ record now stands at 58-31 (11-8 in the second half).   Asheville took the lead in the third when a two-out rally yielded two runs. Trevor Story (2-4, 2 runs) scored the first run when he doubled and came around to score following a wild […]