No. 30 Chants play small ball to even series with Bucs

Freshman Seth Lamando pitched a career-high 7.1 innings, while Jacob May and Jake Kane each went 3-for-4 to lead No. 30 Coastal Carolina to a 6-2 victory over Charleston Southern Friday night at CSU Ballpark.

The Chanticleers (34-19, 17-6 Big South) and Buccaneers (22-31, 11-12) will meet in the rubber match of the series as well as close the regular season Saturday at 2 pm.

Lamando (5-3) was efficient in his longest career outing, scattering five hits and relying on his defense. He did allow two solo home runs, but walked only one and struck out four, including the final batter he faced.

May and Kane accounted for six of CCU’s eight hits. May, who scored twice, stole a career-high four bases – one shy of the CCU single-game record – and has reached base safely in 20 consecutive games.. Kane had three of CCU’s four RBI in the contest. In addition, the two were strong in the field as May had six putouts and Kane was responsible for six outs with two putouts and four assists.

Ironically, Coastal Carolina hit two solo home runs in dropping game one of the series Thursday. However, the Chants played “small ball” to score five runs over the first two innings, laying down three bunt singles and reaching on two other bunt attempts via error.

Coastal got off to an early start, scoring twice in the top of the first. May reached on a bunt single and Alex Buccilli walked. With two outs, Kane blooped a two-run double down the right field line, driving in May and Buccilli as the ball fell between the right fielder, first baseman and second baseman.

The Chants took advantage of two errors on bunts by CSU starting pitcher Tory Schroff (6-4) to score three times in the second for a 5-0 lead. Colin Hering started with a bunt attempt but Schroff could not make the play. Zach Remillard followed with a bunt single. Connor Owings laid down a sacrifice bunt, but a throwing error by Schroff allowed Hering and Remillard to score and put Owings on third. Ted Blackman ripped an RBI double to left field to plate Owings.

Charleston Southern got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second as Robbie Streett hit a two-out, solo home run over the left-center field fence. Chase Shelton cut the CUS deficit to three in the fourth with a one-out, solo home run to right-center field.

After being shutout for four innings, Coastal pushed a run across in the seventh. May walked, stole second and moved to third on a ground out. After Alex Buccilli was hit by a pitch, Kane laid down a bunt single to first base, driving in May for the 6-2 final.

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