No. 25 Illinois pitchers baffle Chants’ batters in two-hitter

ccubase-pitch2015Coastal Carolina only managed two hits in suffering a 7-1 setback to #25 Illinois Monday afternoon in the final game of the 2015 Chanticleer Classic at Springs Brooks Stadium.

“(Illinois) has some of, if not the, best collection of pitchers in the nation,” said Chanticleer head coach Gary Gilmore. “There are some Major League teams that would like to have some of those guys.”

The Chants notched their first hit of the game in the bottom of the fifth when David Parrett smacked a home run down the left field line, making the score 4-1. Connor Owings added a double in the sixth inning for CCU’s only other hit.

Cody Sedlock (2-0) was credited with the win. He did not allow a hit in his four innings of work with one walk and four strikeouts. Tyler Jay earned his third save of the season. He worked the final three innings and did not allow a hit or a walk with three strikeouts. CCU starter Cole Schaefer (0-1) was saddled with the loss, allowing four hits and four runs in 3.1 innings.

While CCU’s offense struggled, Owings, who added a walk, and Michael Paez, who walked, extended their reached base safely in 33 and 23, respectively, games dating back to last season.

Coastal Carolina will hit the road for the first time this Wednesday with a trip to Charleston to face The Citadel. First pitch at Riley Park is set for 5 pm.

The Chants will return home to host the Coastal Carolina Invitational Mar. 6-9, welcoming Akron, Michigan, Michigan State and Toledo.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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