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CCU lands chance to host 2016 BSC baseball tourney

Coastal Carolina University will host the 2016 Big South Conference Baseball Tournament on May 24-28, the announced Monday, marking the first major event to be held at the new Springs Brooks Stadium. The league made additional updates to policies and procedures from the League’s annual Big South Conference Council of Chief Executive Officers meeting in late May. In addition to awarding CCU the... 

Zagunis wins weekly honor before All-Star appearance

In conjunction with Minor League Baseball, the Carolina League announced its Players of the Week on Monday, naming Myrtle Beach Pelicans outfielder Mark Zagunis the winner for the week of June 15-21. The Carolina League midseason All-Star selection led the league in batting (.478) and slugging (.870) during the week, posting an OPS of 1.425 across the six games he played. Zagunis, 22 and in his... 

CAC sends six to swim at Lohberg International meet

The Coastal Aquatic Club competed in the 4th annual Michael Lohberg International meet hosted by the Coral Springs Swim Club in Coral Springs, FL. The event is in honor of Coach Michael Lohberg, who passed in away in 2011 due to a rare blood disease.  Coach Lohberg had qualified swimmers to compete in every Summer Olympics from 1984 to 2008, including Dara Torres who won 3 Silver Medals in the... 

NBA: Felton opts for Mavs; Charlotte gets All-Star nod

Former Beach Ball Classic standout and Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton has exercised his option for next season, the team said Monday. Felton, who starred at Latta High and the University of North Carolina, averaged 3.7 points and 1.4 assists in 9.7 minutes per game for Dallas last season. He played in 29 games, starting three. Felton, the fifth overall pick by Charlotte in 2005, has averaged... 

Johnson’s costly three-putt gives Spieth U.S. Open title

For all of Dustin Johnson’s close calls with a major championship, the 115th U.S. Open was the toughest to swallow. The former two-time All-American at Coastal Carolina and Myrtle Beach resident missed an eagle putt on the 72nd hole at Chambers Bay on Sunday that would have given the win, then he missed a short one coming back that cost him a Monday playoff. Johnson’s three-putt from... 

Bass nets two second-half goals to lead Mutiny victory

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny’s RJ Bass didn’t start Saturday night’s game against the Upward Stars – he finished it. Bass took the field for the first time to start the second half and scored a pair of goals to lead the Munity to a 4-3 victory and help them remain undefeated at 6-0-1. Playing only their second game of the season at the friendly confines of Ashley Boothe Stadium,... 

Pelicans capture first-half title, secure playoff berth

Following the news that they had clinched the Carolina League Southern Division First Half Championship, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, rallied for a walk-off win in extra innings to split their doubleheader with the Lynchburg Hillcats on Saturday. Despite the Hillcats shutting out the Birds with a 2-0 victory in game one, Jeimer Candelario clubbed... 

Talley continues Socastee streak of diamond success

It’s been a good week for Socastee High pitchers/infielders. Two days after baseball standout Dylan Thompson signed a contract to play for the Seattle Mariners, softball counterpart Savannah Talley signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Francis Marion University in Florence. Talley pitched and played second base for the Lady Braves, helping her team reach the Class 3A Lower State... 

Clemson names Cougars’ Lee new baseball coach

Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich has named Monte Lee as Clemson’s 27th head baseball coach. Lee has served as head coach at College of Charleston for seven seasons, leading the program to a 276-145 (.656) record and four berths in the NCAA Tournament, including each of the past two seasons. “Monte is a gifted coach whose track record of success is a testament to his energy, coaching... 

Athlete of Week: Arambula comes home to lead Mutiny

Former Myrtle Beach High soccer standout and University of South Carolina junior soccer player Ryan Arambula was struggling to come back from injuries in the spring. As it turns out, all he needed was some home cooking – both literally and figuratively. The Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week returned to the same sports complex where he was an all-state selection to play for the NPSL’s... 
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