Chants strike out 11 to take rubber match from Hose

Coastal Carolina scored a run in the second and pitchers Tyler Poole, Austin Kerr and Ryan Connolly combined to strikeout 11 as the Chanticleers took the rubber match from Presbyterian College, 1-0, on a soggy Saturday afternoon in Clinton.

Coastal (27-17, 13-5 Big South) tallied its third shutout of the season and improves to 13-5 in one-run games this season. Connolly has been involved in 10 of those 18 games, boasting a 3-2 record along with five saves.

Coastal picked up the eventual game-winning run in the second as Alex Buccilli came around to score on a RBI by Colin Hering. Buccilli, who was hit by a pitch to lead off the frame, moved to second on a Jake Kane sac bunt before scoring on Hering’s sharp line drive through the right side.

PC (23-22, 9-9 BSC) threatened early, loading the bases with two outs in the first inning. However, Poole, the Chanticleer starter, escaped the jam unscathed as Nathan Chong lined out to Buccilli in left.

After PC’s first-inning threat, Poole settled in and retired 14 of the next 18 Blue Hose batters he faced. The right hander stuck out four, while scattering five hits in his 5.2 innings of work. Equally as impressive as the strikeouts were the eight groundball outs he induced off the bats of the PC hitters. Poole was relieved by Kerr with two out in the sixth with a runner on second.

Kerr allowed his inherited runner to reach third on a pitch in the dirt, but came back to strikeout pinch hitter Cam McRae to end the inning. Kerr continued his dominance on the mound, striking out the side in the top of the seventh. He pitched into the eighth, giving up a leadoff single before recording a pair of groundouts.

Connolly then entered the game, striking out Chong on a 3-2 pitch to end the eighth. Connolly closed the door on the Blue Hose in the ninth with a final strikeout of Jay Lizanich, earning his 10th save of the season.

Poole was credited with the win, moving his season record to 5-2. PC starter Bud Jeter went the distance in the losing effort. He allowed four hits and a pair of walks, while striking five.

Coastal returns to TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark to face Charlotte on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Comments

comments

Native son Drew Brophy returns for art retrospective

Native son Drew Brophy returns for art retrospectiveThe Myrtle Beach Art museum drew over a thousand folks [more]

Drew turns softball skills into memorable summer

Drew turns softball skills into memorable summerOlivia Drew was crying, and her mother, Brittany Drew, was [more]

Pelicans limited to one hit as offensive woes continue

Pelicans limited to one hit as offensive woes continueAlex Lange fired six excellent innings Thursday, but the Myrtle [more]

All-County Track & Field: Second shots strike silver

All-County Track & Field: Second shots strike silverThe frontrunners in this year's My Horry News All-County Girls [more]

Mutiny gives Strand fans small taste of World Cup

Mutiny gives Strand fans small taste of World CupAmerican soccer fans don't have a rooting interest in this [more]

Pelicans open second half with eye on playoff streak

Pelicans open second half with eye on playoff streakThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans begin the second half of the [more]

Pelicans help propel South to victory in All-Star Game

Pelicans help propel South to victory in All-Star GameA pair of Myrtle Beach Pelicans played key roles in [more]

NMB's Ballard, MB's Coble reconnect at North-South

NMB's Ballard, MB's Coble reconnect at North-SouthA pair of former teammates and rivals joined forces for [more]

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finale

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finaleThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped their final game of the [more]

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squad

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squadCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster and designated hitter Zach Biermann [more]

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny The Myrtle Beach Mutiny needed a wake-up call late Saturday [more]

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale today

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale todayAfter the Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 2-1 to the Carolina [more]

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader today

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader todayVictor Diaz's seven strong innings for the Carolina Mudcats were [more]

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top list

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top listThe future looks bright for the sport of high school [more]

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nod

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nodCarter Hess carved his way to a spot on the [more]

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect start

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect startAfter Keegan Thompson was removed following seven perfect innings for [more]

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny win

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny winThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny rolled to a 6-0 victory over [more]

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-American

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-AmericanCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster was named to the Perfect [more]

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans game

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans gameThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans will welcome former MLB All-Stars and [more]

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transfer

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transferCoastal Carolina University men's basketball player Artur Labinowicz plans to [more]

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoff

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoffIn yet another development in the Grand Strand's booming sports [more]

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing Championship

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing ChampionshipLocal surfers, volunteers, and family members gathered at the Charleston [more]

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for club

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for clubIf things had worked out differently, Myrtle Beach High senior [more]

Gamecocks' season ends one win shy of Omaha

Gamecocks' season ends one win shy of OmahaThe University of South Carolina baseball team saw its season [more]

Pelicans' Ademan, Pereda, Peyton make all-star team

Pelicans' Ademan, Pereda, Peyton make all-star teamMyrtle Beach catcher Jhonny Pereda, right-hander Tyler Peyton and infielder [more]

Native son Drew Brophy returns for art retrospective

Native son Drew Brophy returns for art retrospectiveThe Myrtle Beach Art museum drew over a thousand folks [more]

Drew turns softball skills into memorable summer

Drew turns softball skills into memorable summerOlivia Drew was crying, and her mother, Brittany Drew, was [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach