CCU earns split on final day of Kickin’ Chicken Classic

The Coastal Carolina softball team won the first game on the final day of the Kickin’ Chicken Classic by beating Marshall 7-3, before falling to Georgia Southern 5-3 on Sunday. The Chanticleers improved to 3-1 on the season.

In the win over the Thundering Herd, Coastal took the early 2-0 lead on a first-inning home run by Sarah Maples that also scored Jazmin Daigle, who was walked during her at bat.

Coastal built up a 4-0 lead in the top of the second, as Tamara Hawkins scored on a double by Jessie Winans, while Daigle advanced home on a single through the right side by Brooke Donovan.

Marshall cut into the Chanticleers lead during the bottom of the second, as Taylor Thompson crossed home on a single by Amanda Lada and Ashley Gue scored on a double play Samantha Spurlock to put the score at 4-2.

The Chanticleers continued to rack up runs, as they made it a 5-2 game following a Kory Hayden home run in the third. Coastal recorded their third home run of the game in the top of the fourth when Winans knocked the ball out of left center field to put their lead back at four.

During the seventh inning Courtney Howell made it a 7-2 game when she made it home on a walk by Winans with the bases loaded.

The Thundering Herd attempted to make a comeback in the bottom of the seventh, as Jazmine Valle singled to right field with two outs to score Melissa Loesing. Alysia Hively, the Thundering Herd’s next batter fouled out to the first baseman, which ended the game giving Coastal the 7-3 victory.

Ashley Bagwell earned the win during the game, as she pitched all seven innings, allowing just nine hits, while walking just one and striking out four in 31 batters faced.

During the Chanticleers game against Georgia Southern, both teams struggled offensively through the first three innings, as Coastal posted just two hits, while Georgia Southern recorded three.

The Chanticleers were able to get on the board first in the bottom of the fourth, as Sara Rasley collected the fourth home run of the day for Coastal that also scored Hayden.

Coastal held onto the 2-0 lead heading into the seventh inning, but the Eagles were not going to go home without putting up a fight. Tabby Douberley scored Georgia Southern’s first run of the game on a double by Savannah Coon with one out. Alexa Lewis, who was pinch running for Coon, tied the game at two apiece on a single by Jorire Walker.

The Chanticleers picked up the second out of the inning, before Kourtny Thomas posted a double that scored the eventual game winner. Mackenzie Williams, Marie Fogle and Walker scored on the Thomas double.

Coastal was unable to respond in the bottom of the inning as Purvis posted the win after pitching three innings, allowing no hits, while striking out three and walking three in 12 batters faced.

Morgan Mastriania pitched five innings, giving up five hits, while striking out three and walking two. Bagwell pitched two innings allowing six hits, five runs, while striking out one and walking another.

Next up for the Chanticleers will be the Florida State Tournament, which will run from Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 19 in Tallahassee, Fla. Coastal will open the tournament with a game against Mercer on Friday at 10 a.m.

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