Chants’ rally falls one run short against Illinois, 5-4

ccubase-paezIllinois scored four runs in the fifth innings to take a 5-0 lead and was able to withstand a Coastal Carolina rally to claim a 5-4 decision over the Chanticleers (2-3) Saturday in the fifth game of the 15th Annual Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach, played at TicketReturn.com Field.

The tournament will continue Sunday and conclude Monday. On Sunday, Connecticut will face Illinois at 10 am while Coastal will face Wichita State at 2 pm. The Chanticleers and Shockers, two of the top 15 winningest programs in NCAA history, will end the tournament on Monday at 4 pm.

Illinois (2-3) got on the scoreboard first. In the top of the second, Jason Goldstein singled and Casey Fletcher drew a two-out walk. Will Krug followed with an RBI double down the left field line for an early 1-0 lead.

The Illini pushed their advantage to five with four runs in the fifth. With the bases loaded, Ryan Nagle lined a three-run double to right field, Nagle would later score on a Casey Fletcher RBI single.

The Chanticleers took advantage of two errors in the home half of the fifth to make the score 5-2. Richard Carte, who was 2-for-4 with two runs scores, singled and Reid Moman followed with a double. An error in the outfield allowed Carter to score and put Moman on third. A flare to third by Anthony Marks was dropped and Moman scored on the play.

Coastal cut into the deficit with a run in the bottom of the seventh to make the score 5-3. Carter singled and Marks reached on a walk. Connor Owings, who had two hits, plated Carter with a two-out, RBI single to center to chase Illinois starter Drasen Johnson. Ronnie Muck kept the score at 5-3 by getting a ground out to end the frame.

Coastal added a tally in the eighth as freshman G.K. Young hit his first collegiate home run, clearing the right field wall to make the score 5-4. The Chants put the tying run on first in the ninth as pinch hitter Jake Kane walked, but Jay Tyler, who struck out the first two batter he faced prior to Kane, induced a ground ball to end the game.

Johnson (1-0) earned the win, scattering seven hits and three runs (one earned) over 6.2 innings. He walked one and struck out five. Jay picked up his second save of the season by working the ninth.

Coastal pitchers combined to strike out 14 batters, but could not overcome five walks and four errors as only three of Illinois’ five runs were earned. Ben Smith fell to 0-2, striking out seven in four-plus innings with six hits, four walks and five runs. The Chanticleer bullpen was solid. Freshman Chase Adkins struck out five over 2.2 scoreless innings and Andrew Beckwith fanned two in two scoreless innings.

Comments

comments

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season opener

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season openerThe Coastal Carolina University football team will open the 2018 [more]

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majors

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majorsFormer Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Christian Villanueva made his major [more]

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West Brunswick

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West BrunswickThe North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team made sure that [more]

CCU golf fourth, Obecny second at VCU Shootout

CCU golf fourth, Obecny second at VCU ShootoutThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a 3-under par [more]

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot Invitational

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot InvitationalThe St. James High girls golf team went toe-to-toe with [more]

Photos: No TDs but loads of fun at Panthers' debut

Photos: No TDs but loads of fun at Panthers' debutA sellout crowd enjoyed the Carolina Panthers' 2017 home opener [more]

Lady Chants bounce back to claim first Sun Belt win

Lady Chants bounce back to claim first Sun Belt winCoastal Carolina women's soccer team got back in the win [more]

Carolina Forest swimmers win Socastee Invitational

Carolina Forest swimmers win Socastee InvitationalThe Carolina Forest swimming teams continued their successful seasons by [more]

CCU's comeback bid falls short in road loss to UAB

CCU's comeback bid falls short in road loss to UABCoastal Carolina scored 18 second-half points and only allowed 116 [more]

Chants open Sun Belt title defense with loss to GSU

Chants open Sun Belt title defense with loss to GSUCoastal Carolina began defense of its 2016 Sun Belt Championship [more]

NMB shows it's for 'Reel' with blowout of Socastee

NMB shows it's for 'Reel' with blowout of SocasteeIn a highly anticipated showdown between undefeated North Myrtle Beach [more]

Seahawks' D bounces back by pouncing on Panthers

Seahawks' D bounces back by pouncing on PanthersWill the real Myrtle Beach High defense please stand up? [more]

Sharks let one slip away as Bulldogs feast on fumbles

Sharks let one slip away as Bulldogs feast on fumblesOne week after pulling off an amazing comeback win, the [more]

Christian Academy works overtime to earn wild win

Christian Academy works overtime to earn wild winOn a big Friday night for public school football on [more]

Volleyball: MB wins home debut; Panthers sweep SF

Volleyball: MB wins home debut; Panthers sweep SFThe Myrtle Beach High volleyball team finally got the opportunity [more]

Golf: Panthers move to 4-0; Sharks roll past Seahawks

Golf: Panthers move to 4-0; Sharks roll past Seahawks Carolina Forest's Sami Spencer shot a career-best 3-under-par 33 to [more]

Lady Chiefs run away with big win over county rivals

Lady Chiefs run away with big win over county rivalsThe North Myrtle Beach High girls cross country team took [more]

Volleyball: Sharks prevail; Tomlin nets triple-double

Volleyball: Sharks prevail; Tomlin nets triple-doubleNo stranger to triple-doubles on the basketball court, Carolina Forest's [more]

Week 5 Previews & Picks: Local rivalries mark lineup

Week 5 Previews & Picks: Local rivalries mark lineupSo far WPDE TV and sister station CW 21's foray [more]

Saints volleyball gears up for another state title run

Saints volleyball gears up for another state title runFollowing a surprising run to the SCISA Class AA state [more]

Seahawks-Panthers game postponed to Friday night

Seahawks-Panthers game postponed to Friday nightThursday's televised contest between the Myrtle Beach and Carolina Forest [more]

Coastal learns kickoff, TV times for next two games

Coastal learns kickoff, TV times for next two gamesThe Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics announced today its start [more]

CCU's Hardeman retains Sun Belt offensive honor

CCU's Hardeman retains Sun Belt offensive honorSenior outside hitter Leah Hardeman has been named the Sun [more]

Photo Gallery: Ideal starts for Braves, Chiefs, Tigers

Photo Gallery: Ideal starts for Braves, Chiefs, Tigers"Undefeated!" It's something not many high school football teams can [more]

Clemson defense comes to rescue in win over Auburn

Clemson defense comes to rescue in win over AuburnPowered by a defense that sacked Auburn’s quarterback 11 times, [more]

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season opener

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season openerThe Coastal Carolina University football team will open the 2018 [more]

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majors

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majorsFormer Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Christian Villanueva made his major [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach