Chants shut out Bobcats, play doubleheader today

Cory Wood and Matt Beaird each had three hits while Jason Bilous and Matt Eardensohn only allowed four hits to lead #27 Coastal Carolina to a shutout win, 8-0, over #30 Texas State in the Sun Belt series opener Friday evening. The Chanticleers win their fifth straight and improve to 17-7 overall, 4-0 in the Sun Belt. The Bobcats fall to 14-6-1, 3-1.

Due to inclement weather in the forecast for Sunday, the teams will now play a doubleheader Saturday (Mar. 24) with game one set for 1 pm. Game two will be played approximately 30-45 minutes after the completion of game one. Tickets for both Saturday’s originally scheduled game as well as Sunday’s game will be honored to gain admittance to the doubleheader.

Wood (3-for-5 with two runs scored) was a home run shy of the cycle and Beaird (3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored) hit his second home run of the season. Kevin Woodall Jr., added to his Sun Belt-leading RBI total, driving in two on two hits, to give the senior 31 runs driven in in 24 games played this season.

Bilous only allowed two hits in 4.1 scoreless innings, but issued seven walks to accompany his six strikeouts. Eardensohn (3-0) entered with two runners on in the fifth and left them both stranded. He would only surrender one hit – a leadoff single in the ninth – with no walks and two strikeouts.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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