CCU comeback falls short to UConn, slide continues

Coastal Carolina spotted Connecticut seven runs in the first inning and was down 11-1 after two-and-a-half innings. The Chanticleers would trim its deficit to two in the seventh inning and had bases loaded in the ninth before falling 12-10 to the Huskies at Springs Brooks Stadium.

The Chanticleers (12-7) got back into the game thanks to three runs in the third inning and five runs in the seventh. In both the seventh and eighth innings, Coastal had the tying run on second but the Huskies escaped both times. Then in the ninth, Kyle Skeels drew a leadoff walk. Then, with two outs, Zach Biermann singled. Kevin Woodall Jr., was intentionally walked to load the bases before UConn second baseman Michael Woodworth made a nice play behind the bag at second to record the final out.

CJ Dandeneau picked up his first save as he pitched the final 1.1 innings for the Huskies (7-6). He allowed one hit and two walks with two strikeouts.

Coastal Carolina will hit the road to face Arkansas State as both teams open Sun Belt Conference action this weekend.

– Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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