Home » Author Archive

CCU’s Beckwith surprise recipient of Olson Award

In a surprise announcement, Coastal Carolina’s Andrew Beckwith has been named the winner of the 2016 Gregg Olson Award for Breakout Player of the Year. The crowning of Beckwith as the winner was a bit unexpected as the hurler hadn’t been named on either the semifinalist or finalist lists; however his incredible postseason performance has left little question that the Chanticleer ace... 

Chants continue to amaze, advance to finals of CWS

Coastal Carolina avoided elimination three times in three days, downed TCU on back-to-back days – including a 7-5 decision Saturday night at the College World Series – to win its half of the bracket and will play Arizona for the NCAA national championship next week in a best-of-three series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Chanticleers (53-17 and own the nation’s best win total) and Wildcats,... 

Stinnett pitches gem to lift Pelicans past Mudcats 2-1

Jake Stinnett worked a career-high eight innings of one-run ball and Ian Rice delivered a go-ahead home run as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans defeated the Carolina Mudcats 2-1 Sunday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Stinnett (6-3) scattered four hits and walked only one against five strikeouts over a career-high eight innings. The righty has now put together 15 consecutive innings... 

Coastal stays alive, forces deciding game with Frogs

The never-say-die Coastal Carolina baseball team did it again Friday night, knocking off TCU bu a 4-1 score to force a deciding game for a berth in the College World Series championship round. Getting a second straight complete-game performance from starting pitcher Andrew Beckwith, the Chanticleers (52-17) avenged an early loss to the Horned Frogs to stave off elimination for the second consecutive... 

Burks delivers hit in clutch to rally Pelicans past ‘Cats

Charcer Burks delivered a go-ahead double in the eighth inning to earn the Myrtle Beach Pelicans their first win of the second half, defeating the Carolina Mudcats 4-3 Friday at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Tied at three in the bottom of the eighth, David Bote pinch-hit with one out and came through with a single up the middle. Burks followed by crushing a double to the wall in... 

Pelicans lose pitchers’ duel in opener of second half

Jonathan Martinez allowed just two runs in 7.1 innings, but the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were edged 2-1 by the Carolina Mudcats Thursday in front of a sellout crowd of 6,599 at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Martinez (3-5) fanned a career-high eight batters against three walks and two hits allowed in a season-best 7.1 frames. However, the two hits he yielded were costly. With two outs... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Season like watching Dippy the Drinking Bird

I know I am not alone in saying that perhaps the most exciting thing about the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season so far has been watching young drivers Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson race to the front of the field (or earn starting spots there with strong qualifying efforts) week after week. Remember the old ketchup commercial with that big glob of Heinz taking its own sweet time falling from the... 

Chants battle to Final Four, earn second shot at Frogs

Facing elimination and the end of the 2016 season, Coastal Carolina claimed a 7-5 victory over #5 national seed Texas Tech Thursday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha to advance and be among the final four teams at the NCAA College World Series. Coastal will now have a rematch with TCU Friday (TCU beat CCU in the second round on Tuesday) and will have to beat the Horned Frogs twice in order to advance... 

TCU deals Chants first loss in Omaha; Raiders on deck

TCU took advantage of two Chanticleer errors to score two runs in the fifth inning and two in the ninth inning and secure a 6-1 victory over Coastal Carolina in the second round of the 2016 College World Series Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Chanticleers, who suffered just their second loss in an 18-game span, fall to 50-17 and will play #5 national seed Texas Tech on Thursday at... 

Pelicans pitchers help lift Carolina League to victory

Three Myrtle Beach Pelicans pitchers had a hand in the helping the Carolina League defeat the California League 6-4 in the 20th annual all-star event on Tuesday in Lake Elsinore (CA). Myrtle Beach’s Zach Hedges pitched a scorel4ess and hitless third inning with one strikeout, and teammate Jake Stinnett threw a scoreless and hitless seventh. Stinnett exited with the Carolina League holding... 
© 2016 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Myrtle Beach Kayak Tours