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

Coastal's Pierrot picked in second round of MLS draft

Coastal's Pierrot picked in second round of MLS draftAfter a career which saw him named the Sun Belt [more]

NMB boys, girls suffer first region setbacks at Wilson

NMB boys, girls suffer first region setbacks at WilsonThe North Myrtle Beach High boys and girls basketball teams [more]

CF girls blow out Knights; boys lose to WF at buzzer

CF girls blow out Knights; boys lose to WF at buzzerDespite the ice-cold weather outside, the Carolina Forest girls basketball [more]

CCU Hoops: Chants suffer sixth straight loss at USA

CCU Hoops: Chants suffer sixth straight loss at USAThe Coastal Carolina men's basketball team suffered their sixth consecutive [more]

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponed

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponedThe Conway High boys and girls basketball teams swept visiting [more]

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CF

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CFChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach junior Michael Green reached another [more]

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off Socastee

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off SocasteeThe Carolina Forest High girls basketball team broke up a [more]

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting class

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting classCoastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced Sean Fitzgerald, [more]

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying Panthers

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying PanthersRetired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is interested [more]

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America Amateur

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America AmateurCoastal Carolina junior golfer Luis Ruiz has been selected to [more]

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger Invitational

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger InvitationalThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 37 swimmers to compete [more]

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA season

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA seasonFor the first time since his high school days at [more]

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3The Carolina Forest High wrestling team captured the bi-county championship [more]

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA falls

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA fallsOn Friday night, a leaky roof forced the Myrtle Beach [more]

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia State

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia StateArtur Labinowicz scored a career, team and game-high 32 points, [more]

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for wins

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for winsNorth Myrtle Beach High's Cooper Chandler picked the right time [more]

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, field

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, fieldThe annual Myrtle Beach Winter Bump Volleyball Classic, hosted by [more]

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year award

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year awardSt. James High junior Smith Knaffle may need to add [more]

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSU

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSUJaylen Shaw moved into 13th place on the Coastal Carolina [more]

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. James

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. JamesThe North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams swept [more]

Wrestling: Locals earn top rankings; Chiefs take two

Wrestling: Locals earn top rankings; Chiefs take twoThe latest rankings were released Tuesday for SCHSL wrestling, but [more]

Boys Hoops: Socastee, Conway win region debuts

Boys Hoops: Socastee, Conway win region debutsThe Socastee High boys basketball team won a thrilling Region [more]

Girls Hoops: Seahawks knock off No. 1 Wilson

Girls Hoops: Seahawks knock off No. 1 WilsonThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team saw region rival [more]

CCU student-athletes post top semester in classroom

CCU student-athletes post top semester in classroom A record 264 Coastal Carolina student-athletes posted at least a [more]

Riptides make successful plunge at Polar Bear meet

Riptides make successful plunge at Polar Bear meetRiptides Racing's swimmers braved the cold weather and icy roads [more]

Coastal's Pierrot picked in second round of MLS draft

Coastal's Pierrot picked in second round of MLS draftAfter a career which saw him named the Sun Belt [more]

NMB boys, girls suffer first region setbacks at Wilson

NMB boys, girls suffer first region setbacks at WilsonThe North Myrtle Beach High boys and girls basketball teams [more]

Comments are closed.

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