Buckeyes rally in 9th inning to knock off Chanticleers

Joe Ciamacco went 3-for-3 and scored twice, including once in the ninth inning, to give Ohio State (9-5) a 3-2 victory over Coastal Carolina (7-9) in the final game of the Coastal Carolina Invitational Monday at Pelicans Ballpark.

Ohio State drew first blood, scoring once in the third. Brad Hallberg was hit by a pitch to start in the inning and Ciamacco followed with a walk. For the third consecutive inning, Coastal looked to end the top half with a double play, but Tim Wetzel ultimately reached on a fielder’s choice, putting runners on the corners. Ryan Cypret followed with an RBI single to center to drive in Hallberg.

Coastal tied the game in the fourth. Jake Kane had a leadoff single, moved to second on a ground out and scored on Colin Hering’s RBI single to center.

The Buckeyes responded with a run in fifth. Ciamacco singled, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and took third on a ground out. Patrick Porter delivered a two-out, RBI single for a2-1 OSU lead.

The Chanticleers tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth. Ted Blackman was hit by a pitch. He moved up 90 feet on a wild pitch. On a Jacob May ground out, Blackman broke for third. After May was retired at first, the Buckeyes tried to throw out Blackman at third, but the throw was errant, allowing Blackman to score.

Ohio State once again answered Coastal’s tally. Ciamacco reached on a one-out single and stole second. On a ground ball back to the pitcher, Aaron Burke (1-1) threw to third but Ciamacco was safe. The Chants turned to Brock Hunter, who got a ground ball, but it was not hit hard enough to turn an inning-ending double play, allowing Ciamacco to score the winning run.

Ryan Riga (1-0) got the win in relief. He pitched three innings, allowing one hit and one unearned run with a strikeout. Trace Dempsey picked up his fourth save of the season. He allowed one hit, but got a double play to end the game in his lone inning pitched.

CCU starter Alex Cunningham pitched 4.2 innings and allowed five hits, two runs and four walks with three strikeouts. Austin Kerr was impressive in relief. The sophomore pitched 2.2 scoreless innings and allowed two hits with five strikeouts. Burke allowed one hit and one run in 0.1 innings.

Coastal Carolina will hit the road for just the second time this season on Wednesday, playing at UNC Wilmington at 4 pm.

Comments

comments

Chants handle Vandals, score first Sun Belt win

Chants handle Vandals, score first Sun Belt winIdaho scored on the opening possession of the game but [more]

CCU men fall to Vermont; Lady Chants blast UNCW

CCU men fall to Vermont; Lady Chants blast UNCWZac Cuthbertson scored a game-high 23 points and had another [more]

Saints open season with wins, reach tourney final

Saints open season with wins, reach tourney finalThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team opened [more]

Lady Chants spike Wolves, reach Sun Belt title game

Lady Chants spike Wolves, reach Sun Belt title game The Coastal Carolina volleyball team is making its second straight [more]

Chiefs stumble at Stags, suffer first loss of season

Chiefs stumble at Stags, suffer first loss of season North Myrtle Beach's record-setting season came to an end Friday [more]

Chants land in Bahamas with hot hand for hoops

Chants land in Bahamas with hot hand for hoopsFour players reached double digits for Coastal Carolina in the [more]

Gamecocks bounce back, blow out UTEP in Conway

Gamecocks bounce back, blow out UTEP in ConwaySouth Carolina's debut in the Puerto Rico Classic at the [more]

Beach Ball Classic lineup has big names, top teams

Beach Ball Classic lineup has big names, top teamsThe 2017 Beach Ball Classic announced its schedule for the [more]

Coastal shuts out Mercer, advances to face Clemson

Coastal shuts out Mercer, advances to face ClemsonFrantzdy Pierrot teamed up with Martin Melchor to give the [more]

Chants go west in quest for first Sun Belt victory

Chants go west in quest for first Sun Belt victoryThe Coastal Carolina football team (1-9, 0-6 Sun Belt) will [more]

Redbirds top Gamecocks in opener of PR Tip-Off

Redbirds top Gamecocks in opener of PR Tip-OffThe South Carolina men's basketball team has home court of [more]

CCU men, women suffer narrow six-point losses

CCU men, women suffer narrow six-point lossesJaylen Shaw scored 17 points, but it was not enough [more]

CCU nets honors, enters SBC tourney as top seed

CCU nets honors, enters SBC tourney as top seedThe Sun Belt Conference announced its final weekly volleyball awards [more]

Chants win Sun Belt title, face Mercer in NCAA tilt

Chants win Sun Belt title, face Mercer in NCAA tiltCoastal Carolina men's soccer team gathered in the athletics field [more]

Golf: SJ's White inks deal; CF's Spencer closes strong

Golf: SJ's White inks deal; CF's Spencer closes strongSt. James High golfer Jordan White made her first hole-in-one [more]

Gamecocks invade Strand to compete in PR Tip-Off

Gamecocks invade Strand to compete in PR Tip-OffFresh off its first Final Four appearance, South Carolina travels [more]

Riptides Racing swimmers dive in for rare double dip

Riptides Racing swimmers dive in for rare double dipRiptides Racing team had a busy weekend with two squads [more]

Youth Soccer: BUFC, Coast claim four championships

Youth Soccer: BUFC, Coast claim four championshipsSixteen Coast  FA teams entered the Adidas Clash in Greensboro, [more]

CCU volleyball captures Sun Belt title, No. 1 seed

CCU volleyball captures Sun Belt title, No. 1 seedThe Coastal Carolina volleyball team clinched the number one overall [more]

CCU suffers ninth straight defeat to big-play Trojans

CCU suffers ninth straight defeat to big-play TrojansMarcus Jones returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a [more]

Late goal lifts Chanticleers into Sun Belt tourney final

Late goal lifts Chanticleers into Sun Belt tourney finalFrandzty Pierrott scored the winning goal in the 82nd minute [more]

NMB holds off Crestwood, goes to Lower State semis

NMB holds off Crestwood, goes to Lower State semisThe North Myrtle Beach High had to battle to keep [more]

Seahawks stunned on final play by Lower Richland

Seahawks stunned on final play by Lower RichlandShocking! That's the only word to describe Myrtle Beach's heartbreaking [more]

Class 5A: Tigers, Panthers defeated in second round

Class 5A: Tigers, Panthers defeated in second roundThis looked like it could be the year for Conway [more]

CCU men, women open seasons with big victories

CCU men, women open seasons with big victoriesCoastal Carolina University started the 2017-18 season in strong fashion [more]

Chants handle Vandals, score first Sun Belt win

Chants handle Vandals, score first Sun Belt winIdaho scored on the opening possession of the game but [more]

CCU men fall to Vermont; Lady Chants blast UNCW

CCU men fall to Vermont; Lady Chants blast UNCWZac Cuthbertson scored a game-high 23 points and had another [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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