Bowman ties Coastal’s RBI record in win over Citadel

Coastal Carolina senior Daniel Bowman drove in two during a four-run fourth to lift the Chanticleers (21-11) to a 6-2 win over The Citadel (13-21) Wednesday night, while tying the CCU career RBI record in the process.

Bowman now has 186 career RBI, tying Brandon Powell (2000-03) for the Coastal Carolina record and tying for fifth on the Big South all-time list. (The Big South record is 216 held by Jason Colson.) Bowman drove in 54 as a freshman, 53 as a sophomore, 59 as a junior and has 20 this season. Bowman is also nearing several other CCU career marks, as well as leaving his mark among the Big South greats, in categories such as games played, at bats, runs scored, hits, home runs and total bases.

In addition to Bowman’s offense, CCU freshman Ben Smith (1-1) earned his first career win. Making his second relief appearance, Smith pitched 4.2 scoreless innings, scattering three hits and two walks, with four strikeouts.

Before Bowman’s heroics, The Citadel built a 2-0 lead through two innings.

The Citadel took advantage of an error to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Leadoff hitter Nick Orvin reached on an error and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Justin Mackert put runners on the first and third with a single just beyond the reach of CCU shortstop Brian Pruett. Tyler Griffith plated Orvin with an RBI fielder’s choice.

The Bulldogs used a similar formula to make it 2-0 in the second. Bailey Rush had a leadoff single and was moved to second by a sacrifice bunt. Drew DeKerlegand put runners on the corners with a single to left field. Hughston Armstrong drove in Rush by reaching on an RBI fielder’s choice.

Coastal then took advantage of an error to cut its deficit in half, 2-1. Jacob May and Alex Buccilli both walked to start the bottom of the third. After a double play moved May to third, he scored when Rich Witten reached on an error.

Ted Blackman broke up The Citadel no-hitter in the fourth with a leadoff double and Tripp Martin was hit by a pitch. After a strikeout and ground out, Coastal had runners on first and third with May bringing home Blackman with an RBI infield single to second base to tie the game at 2-2. A walk to Buccilli loaded the bases. Facing a 3-2 count and the base runners off with the pitch, Bowman hit a slow roller to shortstop and the senior beat the throw for an infield single. On the play, Creel scored from third and May from second. The two RBI gives Bowman 186 for his career, tying Brandon Powell (2000-03) for the CCU all-time lead. Witten then popped up to first, but an error allowed Witten to reach and Buccilli to score, giving Coastal a 5-2 lead.

The Chants padded their advantage in the eighth. Pruett had a one-out double and went to third on a Justin Creel single. May brought home Pruett with a sacrifice fly. Buccilli singled and Bowman was walked to load the bases with two outs.

The Citadel would load the bases with two outs before Ryan Connolly got Hayden Hendry to fly out and end the game. Connolly worked the final 1.1 innings to pick up save number seven on the season. Devin Bradley started for CCU, allowing four hits and two runs (one earned) over three innings.

Bulldogs starter Bryce Hines (0-3) took the loss. He only allowed three hits, but walked five to give upi five runs (three earned) with five strikeouts over 3.2 innings.

Coastal Carolina returns to Big South play this weekend, hosting VMI in a three-game set. First pitch Friday is set for 6 pm. Game time Saturday is 3:30 pm, which is a change from the original schedule. Sunday’s game, which will be televised nationally on ESPNU, is set to begin at 2 pm.

Comments

comments

CCU Hoops: Men, women take big road wins at Troy

CCU Hoops: Men, women take big road wins at TroyTrailing by 14 points at halftime, Coastal Carolina went on [more]

Saints light up Landsharks in Lowcountry Showcase

Saints light up Landsharks in Lowcountry ShowcaseThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team won [more]

Strand runners dominate NMB Winter Run 15K/5K

Strand runners dominate NMB Winter Run 15K/5KMore than 200 runners pounded the pavement through the streets [more]

Hoops: CF girls win in OT; MB claims sweep over MC

Hoops: CF girls win in OT; MB claims sweep over MCThe Carolina Forest girls basketball team battled its way to [more]

Coastal's Pierrot picked in second round of MLS draft

Coastal's Pierrot picked in second round of MLS draftAfter a career which saw him named the Sun Belt [more]

NMB boys, girls suffer first region setbacks at Wilson

NMB boys, girls suffer first region setbacks at WilsonThe North Myrtle Beach High boys and girls basketball teams [more]

CF girls blow out Knights; boys lose to WF at buzzer

CF girls blow out Knights; boys lose to WF at buzzerDespite the ice-cold weather outside, the Carolina Forest girls basketball [more]

CCU Hoops: Chants suffer sixth straight loss at USA

CCU Hoops: Chants suffer sixth straight loss at USAThe Coastal Carolina men's basketball team suffered their sixth consecutive [more]

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponed

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponedThe Conway High boys and girls basketball teams swept visiting [more]

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CF

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CFChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach junior Michael Green reached another [more]

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off Socastee

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off SocasteeThe Carolina Forest High girls basketball team broke up a [more]

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting class

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting classCoastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced Sean Fitzgerald, [more]

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying Panthers

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying PanthersRetired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is interested [more]

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America Amateur

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America AmateurCoastal Carolina junior golfer Luis Ruiz has been selected to [more]

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger Invitational

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger InvitationalThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 37 swimmers to compete [more]

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA season

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA seasonFor the first time since his high school days at [more]

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3The Carolina Forest High wrestling team captured the bi-county championship [more]

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA falls

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA fallsOn Friday night, a leaky roof forced the Myrtle Beach [more]

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia State

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia StateArtur Labinowicz scored a career, team and game-high 32 points, [more]

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for wins

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for winsNorth Myrtle Beach High's Cooper Chandler picked the right time [more]

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, field

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, fieldThe annual Myrtle Beach Winter Bump Volleyball Classic, hosted by [more]

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year award

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year awardSt. James High junior Smith Knaffle may need to add [more]

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSU

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSUJaylen Shaw moved into 13th place on the Coastal Carolina [more]

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. James

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. JamesThe North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams swept [more]

Wrestling: Locals earn top rankings; Chiefs take two

Wrestling: Locals earn top rankings; Chiefs take twoThe latest rankings were released Tuesday for SCHSL wrestling, but [more]

CCU Hoops: Men, women take big road wins at Troy

CCU Hoops: Men, women take big road wins at TroyTrailing by 14 points at halftime, Coastal Carolina went on [more]

Saints light up Landsharks in Lowcountry Showcase

Saints light up Landsharks in Lowcountry ShowcaseThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team won [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach