SAVANNAH, Ga. - Chance DuCharme hurled seven shutout innings to lead the Francis Marion University baseball squad to a 7-1 Peach Belt Conference victory over visiting Armstrong State University on Saturday afternoon at Sparow Stadium.
With the win, the Patriots improve to 23-11 overall and 6-7 in the PBC, while Armstrong State falls to 14-16 overall and 0-10 in the Peach Belt. The two teams wrap up their three-game PBC series with a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader on Sunday.
DuCharme limited the Pirates to six hits - all singles - and two walks in six innings, striking out five to pick up the win for Francis Marion, moving to 3-2 on the season.
The Patriots got all the offense they'd need in the game with two-run first and second innings. An RBI single by Logan Koch and a bases-loaded walk drawn by Brooks Kennedy plated two in the first, then Reese Cooley's two-run home run in the second made the score 4-0 FMU.
FMU capped its scoring in the game with a three-run seventh inning. Armstrong State's lone run came in the ninth inning as Zach Goble's RBI single drove in Caleb Slaughter.
Sam Goberdhan (3-3) took the loss for the Pirates, giving up eight hits and seven runs - four earned - in 5 1/3 innings of work, walking two while striking out two.
Goble had two hits and an RBI for the Pirates, while Mike Warren also had two hits. Koch and William Robbins had two hits apiece for the Patriots.