Coastal breaks out bats, broom to sweep Liberty

Coastal Carolina scored six runs in the first inning and CCU starter Alex Cunningham pitched 4.1 innings before allowing his first hit in a 12-1 win over Liberty Monday afternoon at Pelicans Ballpark.

The Chanticleers improve to 20-12 overall and 7-2 in the Big South. In completing the series sweep Monday. Coastal has now defeated the Flames (17-15, 6-6) in 20 consecutive meeting. Coastal Carolina has also won five straight overall, 13 of its last 13 and 16 of its last 20 after starting the season 4-8.

Coastal pounded out 13 hits and drew 10 walks to score a season-high 12 runs. Tyler Chadwick and Zach Remillard each went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI each to lead the Chanticleer offense. Also, Justin Creel was 1-for-3 with an RBI and scored three times while Chris Suseck came off the bench to go 2-for-2.

While the offense was having success, Cunningham (2-1) was just as impressive. The freshman was lifted after five scoreless innings and CCU leading 10-0. The Duncan native allowed just one hit and two walks with four strikeouts.

Coastal made it three-for-three in taking a lead in the first inning, sending 10 men to the plate and scoring six runs. Ted Blackman, who walked to start game one and singled to start game two, tripled to start Monday’s game. Jacob May followed with an RBI single to center field. Alex Buccilli followed with a single. May was retired on a sacrifice bunt attempt but Colin Hering walked to load the bases. Creel followed with an RBI walk to force home Buccilli and chase Liberty starter Trey Lambert.

Chadwick welcomed relief pitcher Josh Richardson with an RBI single, keeping the bases loaded. Z. Remillard followed with an RBI single. Creel scored the fifth run on a Liberty wild pitch. After a strikeout, Chadwick scored on the second wild pitch of the inning.

Coastal extended its lead to 7-0 in the second inning. May walked and Buccilli followed with a hit-and-run single to start the home half to put runners on the corners. Will Remillard plated May with a sacrifice fly to center field.

With two outs in the fourth, Hering, Creel, Chadwick and Z. Remillard reeled off consecutive singles, the last two being run producers. Chadwick would later score on a wild pitch to give Coastal a 10-0 lead.

Liberty broke through with a run in the sixth. Ashton Perritt singled, went to third on Bryan Aanderud’s single and scored when Trey Wimmer hit into a double play.

Coastal got that run back and added another in the bottom of the sixth for a 12-1 cushion. Creel walked to start the home half and Josh Powell and Suseck followed with singles to load the bases. Brian Pruett walked to force home a run. Two batters later, Luke Willis plated Powell with an RBI ground out.

Liberty used eight pitchers in the series finale. Starter Trey Lambert (5-1) suffered the loss. He lasted only one-third of an inning, allowing three hits, five runs and two walks.

Coastal Carolina will return to action Wednesday night – which is a change from the original schedule – hosting the College of Charleston at 6 pm at Pelicans Ballpark.

Photo by Joel Beachum

Comments

comments

Coastal upsets Clemson, marches on to Sweet 16

Coastal upsets Clemson, marches on to Sweet 16Martin Melchor scored two goals and had an assist while [more]

CAC swimmers dominate podium at regional meet

CAC swimmers dominate podium at regional meetPalmetto Aquatics (PALM) hosted the 2017 Thanksgiving Invite Meet on [more]

Coastal repeats as SBC champ, awaits NCAA foe

Coastal repeats as SBC champ, awaits NCAA foeThe Coastal Carolina volleyball team defeated #2 Texas State in [more]

Local hoops season tips off with two girls tourneys

Local hoops season tips off with two girls tourneysWinter might still be a month away, but the high [more]

Gamecocks net fifth place in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Gamecocks net fifth place in Puerto Rico Tip-OffSouth Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin claimed his 100th [more]

Cuthbertson's career-high 31 points lead Chants' win

Cuthbertson's career-high 31 points lead Chants' winZac Cuthbertson torched the nets for 31 points in leading [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]

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]

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]

Lady Chants spike Wolves, reach Sun Belt title game

Lady Chants spike Wolves, reach Sun Belt title gameThe 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]

Coastal upsets Clemson, marches on to Sweet 16

Coastal upsets Clemson, marches on to Sweet 16Martin Melchor scored two goals and had an assist while [more]

CAC swimmers dominate podium at regional meet

CAC swimmers dominate podium at regional meetPalmetto Aquatics (PALM) hosted the 2017 Thanksgiving Invite Meet on [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