CCU softball opens season with sweep – by George(s)

The Coastal Carolina University softball team opened the 2012 season Saturday with a pair of home victories in the Kickin’ Chicken Classic.

The Lady Chanticleers defeated a pair of Georges – a 7-4 win over George Washington University in the opener and a 4-3 victory over George Mason University in the second game – to start the season 2-0.

In the season debut, Coastal carried a 4-1 lead into the sixth inning only to see George Washington strike for three runs and tie it up. But the Lady Chants countered with three runs of their own in the seventh to claim the victory.

Coastal’s Jasmine Daigle went 2-for-5 with four RBIs and one run scored to lead Coastal’s offensive effort and starting pitcher Ashley Bagwell got the win, scattering seven hits over six innings of work.

In the second game, Coastal’s Kiana Quolas allowed only three hits in six innings of work to get the win over the Lady Patriots. Daigle went 2-for-2 with an RBI and Sarah Maples went 2-for-3 as the Lady Chants improved to 2-0.

Coastal will close out the round-robin tournament Sunday against Marshall at noon and against Georgia Southern at 2 p.m.

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