CCU’s sizzling start ranks among nation’s top teams

The Coastal Carolina baseball team is off to a solid start, posting a 7-2 record and having one of the nation’s top offenses to date. The Chanticleers are also doing this while playing one of the nation’s toughest schedules with more high-profile names set for the immediate future.

Coastal is now 7-2 to start the 2018 season. It is CCU’s best start since opening 2010 with a 12-2 mark. (CCU finished 2010 55-10 including a loss in the NCAA Regional and two losses in the NCAA Super Regional.)

Of its opponents to date this season, seven were ranked on the D1Baseball Top 100 programs released prior to the season including: #31 Indiana, #35 Oklahoma, #64 Charleston, #66 Illinois, #73 West Virginia, #76 VCU, and #97 Kansas State.

Starting Wednesday versus UNC Wilmington, Coastal will face seven more teams in 21 days with strong traditions:

CCU hosts #48 on D1Baseball Top 100 programs UNC Wilmington Feb. 28.
CCU hosts #34 on D1Baseball Top 100 programs Maryland Mar. 3.
CCU hosts Radford, which played in the 2015 and ’17 NCAA Regionals, Mar. 4.
CCU hosts #42 on D1Baseball Top 100 programs Wake Forest Mar. 7.
CCU hosts #87 on D1Baseball Top 100 programs Ohio State Mar. 10 and 11.
CCU hosts #57 on D1Baseball Top 100 programs UConn Mar. 10 and 13.
CCU hosts #24 on D1Baseball Top 100 programs Clemson Mar. 20.

CCU IN THE NCAA/SUN BELT STATS:
Doubles (26), 1st NCAA / 1st Sun Belt
Runs (75), 6th NCAA / 1st Sun Belt
Hits (96), 6th NCAA / 1st Sun Belt
Walks Drawn (48), 11th NCAA / 3rd Sun Belt
Stolen Bases (14), 14th NCAA / 1st Sun Belt
Home Runs (11), 12th NCAA / 2nd Sun Belt
Slugging Pct (.492), 24th NCAA / 1st Sun Belt
Fewest Walks Allowed/9 (2.49), 24th NCAA / 1st Sun Belt
WHIP (1.12), 33rd NCAA / 1st Sun Belt
Strikeout-to-Walk (3.26), 37th NCAA / 1st Sun Belt
Batting (.297), 50th NCAA / 1st Sun Belt
ERA (2.93), 53rd NCAA / 1st Sun Belt

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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