Ison having fabulous season

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Rob Gantt/Gazette Former Stratford outfielder Bobby Ison is one of the top hitters in Div. I baseball at Charleston Southern.

Former Stratford standout Bobby Ison is flirting with baseball’s magical number for offensive production.

With four games left in the regular season, the Charleston Southern junior has a .400 batting average for the surging Buccaneers.

Ison has hit safely in 45 of 50 games with only five strikeouts in 210 official at-bats.

Ison has three home runs, 31 RBIs, 45 runs and 15 stolen bases.

He was 3 for 4 in CSU’s last game, a 6-4 victory over Winthrop on May 11.

The Buccaneers (29-21) were set to play at USC Upstate on Tuesday, May 13 before heading to VMI May 15-17.

The Big South Tournament begins on May 20.

Offensive success is nothing new to Ison. He batted .332 as a freshman and .367 as a sophomore.

His next hit will become a new season high for CSU, surpassing Brantley Meier’s 2010 total.

His 84 hits this season are fifth most in the country.

At 240 hits, Ison needs 15 more to tie Nick Chinners as the school’s career leader in hits. Senior infielder Alex Tomasovich has 247 career hits.

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