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CCU lands Big South hoops tournaments for three years

The Coastal Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams’ chances of making the Big Dance got a whole lot easier on Thursday when the Big South Conference announced it will hold its postseason tournaments on their home floor. The Big South selected Conway and Myrtle Beach as the big winners in the bidding to host the 2013-15 conference tournaments at a single site. Recent formats had... 

Herrera’s hitting streak sets Pelicans’ all-time mark at 21

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped the finale of a four game series to the Potomac Nationals Thursday, 4-2, at Pfitzner Stadium, but they did gain a new entry into the franchise record books. Myrtle Beach’s Odubel Herrera extended his hitting streak to a team-record 21 consecutive games, breaking his tie with former Pelican JC Holt at 20. Herrera gave Myrtle Beach the night’s first lead,... 

Chants can shed mid-major title by beating state powers

Coastal Carolina doesn’t mind if NCAA Regional foes and Palmetto State powers Clemson and South Carolina look down their noses at them because, frankly, the Chanticleers don’t care what anyone else thinks. “We kind of expect it from time to time being a mid-major school, but I wouldn’t say that we’re focused on what other people are focused on,” said Coastal Carolina... 

Socastee stars Nicholson, Berdayes to play college ball

Two of the toughest outs in the Socastee High baseball lineup this season saved their biggest double play for Thursday. Socastee first baseman Charlie Nicholson and Braves catcher Manny Berdayes signed their National Letter of Intents at a school ceremony to ensure that their baseball careers will continue at the college level. Nicholson, who led the Braves by batting .434 with 25 RBIs and seven home... 

CCU catcher Frawley joins Academic All-America team

Coastal Carolina senior catcher Tucker Frawley has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I baseball first team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Frawley, the 2012 Big South Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, graduated summa cum laude with a career grade point average of 3.94, including perfect 4.0 during seven semesters, as a physics... 

Conway’s Holmes gets start against Mahattan ace Sewitt

South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner has been known for taking calculated risks. In winning back-to-back national championships, most of them have paid off. But his mound switcheroo in today’s 4 p.m. NCAA Regional opener against Manhattan may be one of his larger gambles. He has decided to send junior right-hander Colby Holmes of Conway to the hill to face the Jaspers over left-handed ace... 

Coastal’s Bowman, Burke claim All-American honors

Coastal Carolina’s Daniel Bowman (Bridgewater, Va.) and Aaron Burke (Shawnee, Kan.) were named to the Louisville Slugger All-American third team, as selected by Collegiate Baseball. The two become the 23rd and 24th Chanticleers to earn All-American honors. Bowman, also a third team selection by CollegeSportsMadness.com, is the 2012 Big South Player of the Year and was named to the Big South All-Tournament... 

Herrera extends hits streak to Pelicans’ record-tying 20

Rafael Furcal didn’t do it. Neither did Bryan McCann, Jared Saltalamacchia, nor any other future big leaguers to play for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans for the past 13 years. But current Pelicans Odubel Herrera only became the second Pelican in franchise history to hit safely in 20 consecutive games on Wednesday night, tying JC Holt’s 2006 record. Herrera goes for sole possession of the record... 

South Carolina shorthanded with injury to catcher Greiner

The Gamecocks’ quest for three straight baseball national championships became more difficult with Wednesday’s season-ending injury to a key starter. South Carolina freshman catcher Grayson Greiner sustained a lateral meniscus tear to his left knee during practice on Wednesday afternoon at Carolina Stadium. Greiner will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Thursday with Dr. Chris MazouĂ© with... 

Fans can catch Chants take on Tigers in NCAA Regional

The Coastal Carolina baseball team starts its road to the College World Series at noon on Friday against Clemson, but few Chanticleer fans will be on hand to witness it in person. With only 200 tickets allotted for thousands of CCU fans and students, following the Chants will require cable TV, a radio or a computer for those left on the Grand Strand without a ticket to the NCAA Columbia Regional at... 
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