Coastal’s comeback bid comes up short to Terps

Coastal Carolina hit three home runs, including a three-run shot in the ninth, but it was not enough as Maryland claimed a 7-6 victory Saturday afternoon in day two of the Johnny Gardner Law Group Tournament at Springs Brooks Stadium.

Down four runs in the ninth. Coastal’s Cory Wood walked and Kieton Rivers was hit by a pitch to start the rally. Next, Seth Lancaster, who was 3-for-4 with three RBI, hit a three-run home run just to the left of the 20-foot batter’s eye in centerfield to cut the CCU deficit to one, 7-6. Two batters later, Lee Sponseller was hit by a pitch. The game ended when Kyle Skeels struck out and pinch runner Turner Buis, who was attempting to steal second, was called out as Skeels was ruled to have interfered with the throw to second.

While Coastal drops to 9-3 for the season, all three Chanticleer losses has been by one run and, in two of the three losses, the Chants has hit three home runs. Maryland improves to 6-4. The Johnny Gardner Law Group Tournament concludes Sunday with Ball State facing Maryland at 11 am with Coastal and Radford set to follow at approximately 3 pm (or one hour after the conclusion of game one).

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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