Coastal ready to open new stadium, season on Friday

ccubase-6Coastal opens its new stadium and a new season on Friday, and this one appears to be one of the toughest campaigns in school history.

Baseball America released its annual college preseason preview and listed Coastal Carolina as one the top programs in the nation since 1999. Also, of Baseball America’s projection of the NCAA field of 64, the Chanticleers will face 15, including 14 in Springs Brooks Stadium.

Baseball America ranked the Division I programs since 1999, performing quantitative analysis to find out which program blends winning, tradition and quality players. The Chanticleers rank 46th overall on the list of the top 50 programs and have made 12 NCAA Regional appearances since 1999, which ties four others for 16th-best. (Four teams have 16 NCAA appearances, three have 15, four have 14 and four have 13.)

However, Coastal’s winning percentage of .685 (675-310) is ninth-best on the list following Florida State (.740), Rice (.729), North Carolina (.707), South Carolina (.705), Arizona State (.700), Cal State Fullerton (.699), Texas (.695) and LSU (.687).

Also, Coastal’s 675 wins since 1999 ranks 10th-best in the nation, trailing Florida State (792), North Carolina (772), Rice (753), South Carolina (744), Texas (714), LSU (704), Cal State Fullerton (.695), Arizona State (679) and Clemson (677).

This year, Coastal will face seven teams on Baseball America’s top 50 programs, including #5 Florida State, #7 South Carolina, #10 North Carolina, #11 Clemson, #12 Georgia Tech, #33 North Carolina State and #45 Kent State.

While the Chanticleers are ranked 46th on the list, Coastal made a 17-spot improvement since 2007, which was the last time the publication listed its top 50 programs. The 17-spot improvement is second only to Vanderbilt’s 48-spot improvement. Since 2007, Coastal reached seven NCAA Regionals and two Super Regionals while earning three #1 seeds and one #2 seed at a Regional.

Baseball America additionally made its projection for the 2015 NCAA Regional field. Fifteen of CCU’s opponents made the projected field including Georgia Tech, Michigan, Maryland, Clemson, UNC Wilmington, Florida International, Kent State, Canisius, Liberty, Illinois, Florida State, Bryant, South Carolina, North Carolina and College of Charleston.

Coastal Carolina will open the 2015 season this weekend by hosting the 7th Annual Caravelle Resort Tournament. Maryland and Western Kentucky will open the event Friday at 11 am and Coastal will face 2014 NCAA Regional team Old Dominion at 4 pm. Coastal will host Western Kentucky Saturday at 1:30 pm, Maryland Sunday at 1:00 pm and Canisius Tuesday at 1:00 pm.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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