Coastal baseball, softball teams host Thursday tilts


The Coastal Carolina baseball and softball teams will host previously unscheduled games Thursday due to inclement weather expected over the weekend.

The CCU Baseball Caravelle Resort Classic’s lineup has been shuffled to Thursday through Saturday rather than Friday through Sunday. The Coastal Carolina-Marshall game has been cancelled.

The tourney starts Thursday at Pelicans Stadium in Myrtle Beach with Kansas State vs Coastal Carolina at 1 p.m., followed by No. 8 Kentucky vs. Kansas State at 4:30 p.m. Tyler Herb is scheduled to get the start for the Chants (2-1).

On Friday, Elon will play a doubleheader, starting with Kentucky at 11 a.m. before facing Coastal Carolina at 3 p.m. Elon play its third game in 24 hours at 11 a.m. Saturday vs. Kansas State, followed by Coastal vs. Kentucky at 3 p.m.

The Coastal Carolina softball team plays its first home game of the season Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. as it hosts Rhode Island in the opening game of the Kickin’ Chicken Classic.

Due to  inclement weather in the weekend forecast, several changes have been made to Friday’s game schedule.  Rhode Island and Loyola Chicago will play in Friday’s first game, with first pitch now set for 9:30 a.m. Coastal will then face Rhode Island for a second time, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Chants and Loyola will play the final game of the day at 1:30 p.m. All of the games will still be played at Carolina Forest High School.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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