Chants keep ripping cover off ball in sweep of Flames

ccubase-1swingZach Remillard and Connor Owings each hit their 13th home runs of the season – which leads the Big South – and #23 Coastal Carolina sent a total of 20 men to the plate, scoring 12, in the second and third innings for a 17-3 win at Liberty Sunday.

With the win, the Chanticleers improve to 34-14 overall and 16-2 in the Big South. Coastal earned its fifth weekend sweep of the season and gave the Flames (22-26, 7-11) their first sweep in their four-year-old baseball facility.

Coastal’s 17 runs tied for the most it has scored this season, beating Appalachian State 17-2 in the season-opener. The 43 runs (14-6, 12-3 and 17-3) in the three-game series is the most by CCU this season and the most since a CCU-record 45 in a sweep at Gardner-Webb in 2010 (won 8-2, 24-10 and 13-0).

Austin Kitchen (4-0) was credited with the win. He pitched three scoreless innings in releif, allowing one hit and one walk with two strikeouts. Bilous lasted 3.1 and surrendered four hits, two runs and three walks with four strikeouts.

Coastal Carolina will continue its nine-game road swing with a weekend series at Charleston Southern.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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