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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 Battery defeats Antigua Barracuda FC 2-0

Charleston Battery defeats Antigua Barracuda FC 2-0

Northsound, Antigua – The Charleston Battery defeated Antigua Barracuda FC by a score of two goals to none Friday night at Sir Vivian Richards stadium. Jose Cuevas scored the Battery’s first in the 75th minute and JC Mack added a second goal in stoppage time as Charleston earned its tenth win of the season. ‘With the way the game was going we were able to pick up a valuable win and three points against some tough conditions,’ said Charleston Battery head coach Mike Anhaeuser. ‘The team held strong defensively and we will now look ahead and try to gain maximum points in the second game on Sunday.’ The Battery started brightly and almost scored in the third minute after midfielder […]

Daniel Aldrich Will Return To Omaha To Defend Home Run Derby Title

Daniel Aldrich Will Return To Omaha To Defend Home Run Derby Title

OMAHA, Neb. – College of Charleston slugger Daniel Aldrich will be returning to Omaha next week to defend his 2011 title in the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby. First pitch will be at 8:30 p.m. ET on July 3, from TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. Last season, Aldrich won the Derby with a dominating performance, hitting 10 home runs in the first two rounds before defeating Georgia Southern’s Victor Roache 4-2 in the final round.   A local native of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Aldrich finished the 2012 season on a tear, hitting .372 in the last 23 regular-season games with eight home runs, four triples and 25 RBI for a slugging percentage of .809. […]

Christian Powell Signs With Minnesota Twins, Will Start Pro Career In Elizabethton

Christian Powell Signs With Minnesota Twins, Will Start Pro Career In Elizabethton

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – College of Charleston junior Christian Powell has signed a professional contract with the Minnesota Twins and will start playing for the Elizabethton Twins of the Rookie-level Appalachian League.   A native of Greenwood, S.C., Powell was drafted by the Twins in the eighth round of this year’s MLB Entry Draft.   Powell was tabbed SoCon Pitcher of the Year by the league’s coaches after leading the SoCon with an ERA of 2.69 for a record of 9-4. Powell recorded 77 strikeouts against just 29 walks in 16 starts and 93.2 innings pitched. He finishes his career ranked second all-time in starts (44), second in wins (24), sixth in strikeouts (203), and ninth in ERA (4.10) in CofC […]

Charleston Battery Heads to Antigua for Weekend Series

Charleston Battery Heads to Antigua for Weekend Series

Listen to both games live on 1340 AM Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery heads to Antigua for a pair of USL PRO games this weekend.  The Battery will play Antigua Barracudas twice at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium; the games are set for Friday and Sunday with both matches kicking off at 7:00 PM.  The Battery (9-3) enters the games on the back of a 3-1 home win versus the Harrisburg City Islanders in a game played last Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium.   Both games will be broadcast live on 1340 AM the official broadcast partner of the Charleston Battery with the pre-game match build-up starting at 6:45 PM.   Jose Cuevas, Navion Boyd and Ryan Richter all tallied […]

College of Charleston Basketball: Scott and Carlton Released

College of Charleston Basketball: Scott and Carlton Released

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston men’s basketball players Jordan Scott (Darlington, S.C.) and James Carlton (Winterville, N.C.) have been released from their scholarships.   Scott, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard, played in 29 games during the 2011-12 season with 14 starts. He averaged 3.8 points and 1.1 rebounds per game. Scott was released in March by the previous coaching staff.   Carlton, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward, saw limited action in 22 games this past season averaging 1.1 points and 1.5 rebounds off the bench for the Cougars.   “We wish Jordan and James the very best as they both continue to pursue their academic and athletic goals,” CofC Head Coach Doug Wojcik said.

Charleston Battery beats Harrisburg City Islanders

Charleston Battery beats Harrisburg City Islanders

Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery defeated the Harrisburg City Islanders by a score of three goals to one Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium in front of 4,634.  Midfielder Navion Boyd recorded a goal and an assist to lead the Battery to its ninth win of the season.  With the win Charleston (9-3-0) remains in second position in USL PRO five points behind Orlando City.   “The players performed very well tonight and can be proud of the way they acquitted themselves against a strong team” said Charleston Battery head coach Mike Anhaeuser.  “Scoring the goal just before half time was critical as it game us the momentum and allowed us to dictate the tempo of the game after half-time.” […]

Cougars Honored On SoCon Spring Academic All-Conference Team

Cougars Honored On SoCon Spring Academic All-Conference Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The College of Charleston had 15 student-athletes honored on the 2012 Southern Conference Spring Academic All-Conference Team released by the league office on Thursday.   The five-time SoCon champion CofC women’s tennis team had three of its own represented on the list in senior Caroline Newman (Greensboro, N.C.), junior Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) and sophomore Kelly Kambourelis (Melbourne, Fla.). All three are members of the CofC Honors College and tied for the highest grade-point average of all spring honorees with a perfect 4.0 in psychology, physical education and communication respectively.   Eleven of the 15 Cougars recognized on the academic all-conference team held a 3.5 GPA or better including senior men’s tennis player and 2012 NCAA Doubles […]

David Peterson Signs With Braves, Begins Pro Career In Rome

David Peterson Signs With Braves, Begins Pro Career In Rome

ROME, Ga. – Former College of Charleston pitcher David Peterson has signed a professional contract with the Atlanta Braves and will begin his pro career with the Rome Braves in Rome, Ga. Peterson was drafted by the Braves in the eighth round of the 2012 MLB Entry Draft.   A native of Walnut Creek, Calif., Peterson led the Cougars with 10 saves which ranked third in the Southern Conference in 2012. He finished with a 3.40 ERA and a record of 1-3 as the team’s closer. He finished his four-year CofC career ranked in the Top 10 in school history in wins (21), strikeouts (211), saves (10) and innings pitched (291.0).   The Rome Braves are the Class-A minor league […]

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Charleston Battery: Christmas in June to benefit Toys for Tots!

Charleston Battery: Christmas in June to benefit Toys for Tots!

Battery welcomes Harrisburg   Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery (8-3-0) takes on the Harrisburg City Islanders (4-2-4) Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM ($10 – $18, (843) 971-4625 / www.charlestonbattery.com).  The Battery enters the game in second position in USL PRO on the back of a convincing 3-0 win versus Antigua Barracuda FC in a game played at Blackbaud Stadium last Friday night.   Saturday’s game is the Battery’s Christmas in June Celebration presented by Crews Chevrolet to benefit Toys for Tots.  Fans can exchange a new toy for one game ticket at the stadium box office and at half time there will be a “Teddy Bear Toss” […]

College of Charleston Women’s Basketball Coach Adair Announces 2012 Signing Class

College of Charleston Women’s Basketball Coach Adair Announces 2012 Signing Class

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston women’s basketball head coach Natasha Adair has announced her signing class for 2012. The class includes three transfers and one who graduated from high school this past year.   Erin Hall (Wake Forest), Afreyea Tolbert (Northeastern), Breannah Davis-Bloom (Norfolk State) and Shannon Hines (RS Central High School) make up the class for the Cougars. Hines and Tolbert will be eligible to play immediately, while Hall and Davis-Bloom will have to sit out a season before playing.   Hall, a 5-8, redshirt junior guard from Norcross, Ga., played in 26 games for the Demon Deacons during the 2011-12 season. Against the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Hall had a career game with 16 points in […]