CHARLESTON, S.C. – The top-seeded Citadel Bulldogs rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the top of the ninth and scored three runs in the top of the 10th to claim a 6-3 victory over No. 4 seed Elon(37-20) in the second round of the 2010 Bennett Hofford Southern Conference Baseball Championship presented by Carolina Ford Dealers.
The Citadel (40-20) earned a day off with its victory and will return to action Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. against the winner of Friday’s matchup between Elon and Samford, at 7pm.
Drew Mahaffey (3-3) picked up the win for the Bulldogs. He allowed no hits and no runs while striking out one in 1.2 innings of work. Thomas Girdwood (3-2) suffered the loss for the Phoenix.
First baseman Justin Mackert led the Bulldogs, going 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBIs and one run scored. Catcher Grant Richards finished 2-for-4 with one RBI.
Designated hitter Ben Scott went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Phoenix. Outfielder Harry Austin registered two hits in five appearances at the plate.