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.

Catching Up With The College of Charleston Cougars Women’s Basketball

Catching Up With The College of Charleston Cougars Women’s Basketball

CHARLESTON, S.C. – With time off from school several College of Charleston Cougars women’s basketball players are engaging in meaningful experiences this summer. We take this opportunity to find out what they have been up to and look ahead to the upcoming season.   Jill Brown, Jr., Guard, Midlothian, Va.   What have you been up to this summer?   I took a physiology summer school class to help with my major of exercise science and public health. Back at home I’m volunteering at a local hospital a few days a week since I want to be a nurse after college. Next week I’m going to New Jersey and New York with my sister to visit some friends, which will […]

Francisco Arcia, Tyson Blaser Help RiverDogs Outslug Drive

Francisco Arcia, Tyson Blaser Help RiverDogs Outslug Drive

Charleston’s Offense Takes Over in 11-5 Win CHARLESTON, SC – Tyson Blaser and Francisco Arcia each drove in three runs and the Charleston RiverDogs cruised to an 11-5 victory in South Atlantic League action at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Sunday night with a crowd of 3,208 on hand.   The first place RiverDogs now have a record of 53-38 (14-10 in the second half) this season while Greenville is now 44-49 (10-13 in the second half).   Charleston immediately hit Greenville starter Mike McCarthy (1-4) hard, stringing together four consecutive hits to score three times in the first. With one out, Cito Culver and Ben Gamel (4-5, 3 runs) singled and, with Culver running, Blaser (3-5, 3 RBI, […]

Greenville Drive Play Long Ball To Top Charleston RiverDogs

Greenville Drive Play Long Ball To Top Charleston RiverDogs

Two Two-Run Bombs Lead Greenville to 9-6 Win CHARLESTON, SC – David Renfroe and Henry Ramos launched two-run homers for the Greenville Drive, and they went on to defeat the Charleston RiverDogs 9-6 in South Atlantic League action at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park with 4,598 in attendance on Saturday night.   The RiverDogs saw their record fall to 52-38 with the loss (13-10 in the second half). By taking the series opener, Greenville moved to 44-48 (10-12 in the second half) on the year.   After a scoreless first inning, the Drive broke on top in the second with three runs off starting pitcher Scottie Allen. The rally started with singles by Henry Ramos and Blake Swihart (3-4, RBI, […]

The Charleston Battery defeat the Wilmington Hammerheads 3-1

The Charleston Battery defeat the Wilmington Hammerheads 3-1

Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery defeated the Wilmington Hammerheads by a score of three goals to one on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium in front of 4,782. Midfielder Navion Boyd recorded an early goal, followed by finishes from Dane Kelly and Nicki Paterson in the second half to lead the Battery to its eleventh win of the season. “Anytime you have a setback with a couple losses like we did there is pressure on the team to perform,” said Battery Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser “but the guys responded well early in the first half and scored two more great goals to put the game away giving us a deserved three points.” The win moves the Battery (11-6-0) into second […]

Ben Alsup, Asheville Top Charleston RiverDogs for Series Split

Ben Alsup, Asheville Top Charleston RiverDogs for Series Split

Seven Shutout Innings Lead Tourists to 2-0 Win CHARLESTON, SC – Ben Alsup fired seven shutout innings to earn the victory as the Asheville Tourists topped the Charleston RiverDogs 2-0 in South Atlantic League action on Friday night with a crowd of 5,082 in attendance at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.   The loss puts the RiverDogs at 52-37 (13-9 in the second half) so far this season. Asheville’s victory gives them a split of the four game series and they now stand at 59-33 (12-10 in the second half).   Will Oliver (3-4) got the start for the RiverDogs and managed to escape some trouble in the early innings, but couldn’t get through the fifth unscathed. Jared Simon (3-4, […]

Charleston Battery Squares Off With Wilmington On Thank You Heroes Night

Charleston Battery Squares Off With Wilmington On Thank You Heroes Night

Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery squares off with the Wilmington Hammerheads Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6:00 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM ($10 – $18, 971-4625 / www.charlestonbattery.com). The Battery (10-6) enters the game looking to bounce back from a pair of losses suffered last weekend versus the Charlotte Eagles.   Charleston lost 2-0 to the Charlotte Eagles on Friday night at Blackbaud Stadium and then on Saturday lost 1-0 in the return fixture played in Charlotte.   The Battery is currently in third position in the USL PRO standings two points behind the second place Rochester Rhinos and ten points behind the league-leading Orlando City Lions.  Charleston has played two games fewer […]

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 […]

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