No. 17 Chants top Lancers, advance to Big South final

ccubase-Bobby-HolmesFor the 19th time in this the 27th Big South Tournament, Coastal Carolina will play for the league title after the 17th-ranked Chanticleers defeated #3 seed Longwood, 5-1, Friday morning in the Big South semifinals. Coastal improves to 43-15 and Longwood ends its season with a 32-27 mark.

Coastal Carolina, which has 13 tournament championships, will face the winner of the other semifinal game Friday – #7 Liberty and #8 Radford – in a winner-take-all championship game on Saturday at Noon. The game will be telecast on ESPNU.

Leading the Chanticleers versus Lancers were Zach Remillard, who was 3-for-4 with two RBI, and Zack Hopeck (3-2), who only allowed four hits and one run over 5.1 to pick up the win. Seth Lancaster was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two RBI.

Coastal took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Michael Paez reached on an infield single and took second on an error on the play. Remillard, who leads the team in two-out RBI, added another to his total with a two-out, RBI single to centerfield.

The Chants padded their lead with two runs in the third for a 3-0 lead. Remillard hit a sharp single and G.K. Young walked. Tyler Chadwick hit pop fly down the left field line that Longwood’s Sammy Miller could not reach as he was playing in the left center field gap. The ball hit on the warning track just inside the left field line and bounced over the fence for an RBI, ground rule double. Chadwick took third when Young was retired on a fielder’s choice and scored when Lancaster followed with a line drive back up the middle.

After retiring the Lancers’ first 10 batters of the game, Hopeck surrendered his first hit, a solo home run by Connor Bastaich to cut the Lancer deficit to two, 3-1, in the top of the fourth.

Lancaster got that run back in the bottom of the sixth when he hit a leadoff home run off the top of the scoreboard in right center field. The blast was his seventh of the year and gave Coastal a 4-1 lead.

For the second time in as many innings, Coastal was the beneficiary of a solo home run as Remillard left the yard with an opposite field shot. The senior has 18 home runs this season, moving into a tie for seventh on the CCU single-season list.

Bobby Holmes retired 11 of the 12 batters he faced over the final 3.2 innings, allowing one hit in the ninth, to earn his second save of the season.

Travis Burnette (8-2) suffered the loss as he allowed six hits and three runs over 3.2 innings.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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