Chants roll; Gilmore seeks 1,000th victory at Clemson

ccubase-gk young vs pitt 2 (3)Coastal Carolina’s G.K. Young and Connor Owings each hit home runs and combined to drive in five as the Chanticleers won the weekend series with a 9-3 victory at Radford Sunday afternoon.

The Chants (17-20, 8-7 Big South) won heir third straight league series against the Highlanders (18-16, 8-7) as CCU skipper Gary Gilmore won his 999th game as an NCAA Division I head coach.

Young, a Conway High product, was 3-for-5 with three RBI and Owings was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Tyler Chadwick, Kyle Jackson and Steven Whitaker each contributed two hits.

After being the tough-luck loser in his last three outings, Chase Adkins (1-3) picked up his first collegiate win. The freshman pitched six innings, allowing seven hits and two runs with no walks and three strikeouts.

Mike Morrison entered the game in the bottom of the eighth with two runners on and CCU clinging to a four-run lead. He walked the first batter, but responded with a strikeout. The sophomore then closed out the game to earn his first career save.

On Saturday, Owings hit the second pitch of the game for a double and scored. Today, Owings once again had success on the second pitch of the game, hitting a home run to straight away center field over the 400-foot mark. The blast was Owings’ second of the season.

The Chants padded their lead with three runs in the second. Young and Jackson started the frame with a double and single, respectively, to put runners on first and third. Colin Hering followed with a sacrifice fly to bring home Young and move Jackson to second. With two outs, Whitaker traded places with Jackson, hitting an RBI double. Owings made it 2-for-2 on the day – and his seventh straight hit over two days – with an RBI single through the right side of the infield, plating Whitaker.

Coastal kept the pedal down in the third, scoring twice to take a 6-0 lead. Chadwick hit a leadoff single and, two batters later, scored on Young’s two-run home run to left center field, marking the freshman’s second round-tripper of the season.

In the fourth, Owings was hit by a pitch, took second on a passed ball and scored on an RBI single by Chadwick to put the Chants up 7-0.

Radford got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Alexander Lee singled and Hunter Higgerson hit a two-run home run to left center field.

The Highlanders cut their deficit to four, 7-3, with a run in the eighth. Patrick Marshall hit a leadoff double, moved to third on a fly out and scored on Higgerson’s sacrifice fly to deep center.

Coastal was facing a bases loaded situation, but Morrison recorded a strikeout to keep the score 7-3.

The Chants then got some breathing room in the top of the ninth. Whitaker had a leadoff single, stole second and moved to third on a ground out. After Paez walked, Chadwick’s brought home Whitaker with a sacrifice fly. On the play, Paez advanced to second then, with no one covering third, moved up 90 feet. Young provided the 9-3 final with an RBI single, scoring Paez on the play.

Coastal Carolina closes this nine-game road swing on Tuesday with a trip to nationally-ranked Clemson.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

Comments

comments

MB sports tourism set to air on HBO's `Real Sports'

MB sports tourism set to air on HBO's `Real Sports'The Grand Strand will grab a piece of the national [more]

Coastal soccer picked to repeat as Sun Belt champs

Coastal soccer picked to repeat as Sun Belt champsThe Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are the favorites to repeat as [more]

White catches fire in final round, wins All-Star event

White catches fire in final round, wins All-Star event Golfers dream about having the kind of round Jordan White [more]

Local volleyball teams make deep runs at CF Invitational

Local volleyball teams make deep runs at CF InvitationalSaturday's Carolina Forest Invitational featured 15 of the top teams [more]

Pelicans return home on seven-game winning run

Pelicans return home on seven-game winning runThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans earned their fourth sweep of the [more]

Lady Chants open season 2-0 with win over C of C

Lady Chants open season 2-0 with win over C of CCoastal Carolina women’s soccer team improved to 2-0 on the [more]

Seahawks lay goose egg against Rebels in opener

Seahawks lay goose egg against Rebels in openerWhen the Myrtle Beach High football team went to Byrnes [more]

Alamo hits three homers to lead sweep for Pelicans

Alamo hits three homers to lead sweep for PelicansThe Pelicans' offense slugged five home runs, including three from Tyler [more]

Chants, Herd play to draw in winless exhibition slate

Chants, Herd play to draw in winless exhibition slateCoastal Carolina men’s soccer team ended its exhibition season with [more]

QB battle remains up in air as Chants prep for kickoff

QB battle remains up in air as Chants prep for kickoffThe Coastal Carolina football team held its final scrimmage of [more]

Sharks' comeback bid falls short in wild one with Loris

Sharks' comeback bid falls short in wild one with LorisThe St. James High football team went all last season [more]

Illing's five TD passes lead Braves' blowout of Trojans

Illing's five TD passes lead Braves' blowout of TrojansEveryone knew going into the 2017 season that the Socastee [more]

Chiefs ride defense to big road win over Timberland

Chiefs ride defense to big road win over TimberlandIt's not often a team commits six turnovers and wins. [more]

Tigers overcome turmoil, blast Bulldogs in opener

Tigers overcome turmoil, blast Bulldogs in openerWet field conditions forced the Conway High football team to [more]

Panthers, Sharks warm up for preseason tournament

Panthers, Sharks warm up for preseason tournamentThe Carolina Forest volleyball team got one last tune-up Thursday [more]

CCU soccer hosts Marshall in final exhibition contest

CCU soccer hosts Marshall in final exhibition contestThe Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer team will host its [more]

Pelicans score season-high 13 runs in win over Dash

Pelicans score season-high 13 runs in win over DashZack Short reached base five times and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' [more]

Week 0 Previews & Picks: Conway in coaching limbo

Week 0 Previews & Picks: Conway in coaching limboFor the first time in 35 years, a local high [more]

Kickoff Countdown: Price has right recipe for Sharks

Kickoff Countdown: Price has right recipe for SharksFirst-year St. James High head coach Joey Price put a [more]

Coastal takes regional TV spotlight for UAB contest

Coastal takes regional TV spotlight for UAB contestThe UAB Department of Athletics and Raycom Sports have announced [more]

Pelicans' win streak ends; playoff tickets go on sale

Pelicans' win streak ends; playoff tickets go on sale Mike Rucker struck out nine batters over six innings on Wednesday [more]

Kickoff Countdown: NMB looks to ride momentum

Kickoff Countdown: NMB looks to ride momentumThe North Myrtle Beach High football team enters the 2017 [more]

CCU caps brutal exhibition schedule against Clemson

CCU caps brutal exhibition schedule against ClemsonCoastal Carolina’s men’s soccer team took on another top-10 ranked [more]

Kickoff Countdown: Braves riding quality over quantity

Kickoff Countdown: Braves riding quality over quantityIt's safe to say that Socastee High football coach Doug [more]

Pelicans work extra innings to net third straight victory

Pelicans work extra innings to net third straight victory The Myrtle Beach Pelicans won their third straight game for [more]

MB sports tourism set to air on HBO's `Real Sports'

MB sports tourism set to air on HBO's `Real Sports'The Grand Strand will grab a piece of the national [more]

Coastal soccer picked to repeat as Sun Belt champs

Coastal soccer picked to repeat as Sun Belt champsThe Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are the favorites to repeat as [more]

Comments are closed.

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