Eighth-inning rally propels No. 18 Chants past Panthers

ccubase-gkyoungMichael Paez, G.K. Young and Zach Remillard each hit doubles in the eighth inning and Coastal Carolina scored five runs in the frame as the 18th-ranked Chanticleers rallied for a 6-4 win at High Point Saturday night at Williard Stadium.

The win the series opener improves Coastal to 24-9 overall, 8-2 in the Big South, while the Panthers drop to 17-15, 6-4.

The game was a pitchers’ duel through the first seven innings with High Point’s John McGillicuddy holding the upper hand. The senior struck out a career-high 10 and allowed just two hits and one run with four walks. However, he was lifted in the eighth after throwing 111 pitches through seven complete. For Coastal, Alex Cunningham did not strike out any Panthers, but only surrendered three hits and three runs (one earned) with five walks in 5.1 innings. While he did not factor in the win, the Chanticleers improved to 9-0 on the season when Cunningham is the starting pitcher.

Coastal Carolina freshman Bobby Holmes (3-0) earned the win. He allowed one hit and one unearned run with no walks and two strikeouts in 3.2 innings.

Anthony Marks led the Chanticleer offense, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

The Panthers struck first, taking advantage of a CCU error to take a 2-0 lead in the third. With two outs, Tony Fortier-Benson reached on an error. Hunter Lee followed with a walk and Josh Spano lined a two-run double to right-center field.

High Point pushed its advantage to 3-0 in the fourth. Spencer Angelis hit a leadoff double, took third on a fly out and scored on a sacrifice fly by Carson Jackson.

Coastal got on the scoreboard with a rally in the sixth inning. The Chants loaded with bases with one out as Marks singled, Connor Owings walked and Paez walked. Young brought home Marks with an RBI ground out.

Coastal sent nine men to the plate and exploded for five runs in the decisive eighth inning. Marks reached on his 20th infield single of the season and moved to second on a ground out. Paez followed with a ground rule double to plate Marks. Young welcomed new Panther pitcher Joe Goodman with a double to deep centerfield to bring home Paez. David Parrett, the Big South RBI leader, added to his total with a single to left field to score Young for Coastal’s first lead of the contest. Remillard then extended his hit streak to six games with a two-run double down the left field line as CCU took a 6-3 lead.

The Chanticleers made it interesting in the bottom of the ninth. With two outs, Dane McDermott hit a slow chopper back to the mound but a throwing error allowed the right fielder to end up on third. Then, Fortier-Benson hit a chopper to second. A throwing error allowed McDermott to score to provide the 6-4 final. However, Fortier-Benson tried to take second on the bad throw, but was gunned down for the final out of the contest.

Goodman (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing three hits and three runs. It was Goodman’s first earned run allowed in now 13 appearances this season.

Game two of the series is set for Sunday at 5 pm with the finale set for Monday at 1 pm.

Comments

comments

CAC swimmers race rivals, storms at Palmetto Invite

CAC swimmers race rivals, storms at Palmetto InviteWhile most of South Carolina was under rain showers this [more]

CCU takes series from ASU in de facto tripleheader day

CCU takes series from ASU in de facto tripleheader day Coastal Carolina played 22 innings on Saturday (completing game 1 [more]

North edges South as rain keeps teams on their toes

North edges South as rain keeps teams on their toesThe Class 4A North-South All-Star Boys Tennis showcase managed to [more]

NMB's Smith picked to kick at Ray Guy prospect camp

NMB's Smith picked to kick at Ray Guy prospect campNorth Myrtle Beach High's Zane Smith received the Ray Guy [more]

Rain plagues CCU's series with Appalachian State

Rain plagues CCU's series with Appalachian StateGame one of the weekend series between #16 Coastal Carolina [more]

Girls Soccer: McCoy, Hall top all-region for Panthers

Girls Soccer: McCoy, Hall top all-region for PanthersThe Carolina Forest girls soccer team cleaned up on the [more]

Strong finish lands Chants in top 10 but no NCAA bid

Strong finish lands Chants in top 10 but no NCAA bidThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a final-round, 7-under [more]

Boys Golf: Seahawks earn repeat as state runner-up

Boys Golf: Seahawks earn repeat as state runner-upThe Myrtle Beach High School varsity boys golf team finished [more]

Lone Panther Fortenberry ties for third in Class 5A

Lone Panther Fortenberry ties for third in Class 5A Carolina Forest's Chris Fortenberry finished tied for third individually at [more]

Coastal ace Bilous claims Sun Belt Pitcher of Week

Coastal ace Bilous claims Sun Belt Pitcher of WeekCoastal Carolina junior Jason Bilous was voted the Sun Belt [more]

MB's Cahill, Wallen make deep runs at state singles

MB's Cahill, Wallen make deep runs at state singlesThe Myrtle Beach High boys tennis team sent a pair [more]

Chants climb leaderboard in second round of NCAA

Chants climb leaderboard in second round of NCAAThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot an even-par round [more]

Soccer: SJ's Williams joins MB trio on all-state squad

Soccer: SJ's Williams joins MB trio on all-state squadThree Myrtle Beach High soccer players and one St. James [more]

SJ's Bray, MB's Edwards at top of All-Region 7-4A list

SJ's Bray, MB's Edwards at top of All-Region 7-4A listFollowing a near-miss bid to the Class 4A state championship [more]

Locals top all-region team; MB's Bodge earns all-state

Locals top all-region team; MB's Bodge earns all-stateGrand Strand area teams dominated the All-Region 7-4A team, and [more]

MB's Grigg, NMB duo put teams in hunt for 4A title

MB's Grigg, NMB duo put teams in hunt for 4A titleDefending state runner-up Myrtle Beach is in a familiar position, [more]

Confidence Cougars beat Manzer Academy for title

Confidence Cougars beat Manzer Academy for titleThe Confidence Cougars, an AAU team made up of players [more]

CCU struggles on first day of NCAAs but still in hunt

CCU struggles on first day of NCAAs but still in huntThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a 2-over par, [more]

Chants sweep Trojans, nab top seed, Sun Belt East title

Chants sweep Trojans, nab top seed, Sun Belt East titleFor the second time this weekend, Coastal Carolina shutout Little [more]

Former Chant Henderson 'truly blessed' after crash

Former Chant Henderson 'truly blessed' after crashFormer Coastal Carolina All-American and Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo [more]

Track & Field: Strand trio strikes silver at state meet

Track & Field: Strand trio strikes silver at state meetNo gold medals made their way from Saturday's SCHSL Class [more]

CA loses double-overtime heartbreaker in state final

CA loses double-overtime heartbreaker in state finalThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls soccer team suffered [more]

CCU celebrates Senior Day by making magic number 1

CCU celebrates Senior Day by making magic number 1On Coastal Carolina’s Senior Day, CCU senior Kevin Woodall accounted [more]

Boys Golf: Seahawks take aim at state title as a team

Boys Golf: Seahawks take aim at state title as a teamAfter Myrtle Beach High golfer Holden Grigg's record-setting 2017 Class [more]

Coastal opens final home series with shutout of ULR

Coastal opens final home series with shutout of ULRJason Bilous posted a career-high 11 strikeouts over seven scoreless [more]

CAC swimmers race rivals, storms at Palmetto Invite

CAC swimmers race rivals, storms at Palmetto InviteWhile most of South Carolina was under rain showers this [more]

CCU takes series from ASU in de facto tripleheader day

CCU takes series from ASU in de facto tripleheader day Coastal Carolina played 22 innings on Saturday (completing game 1 [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach