Pineda’s grand slam propels Lady Chanticleers past PC

The No. 2-seeded Coastal Carolina Chanticleers used a four-run first inning and a four-run sixth inning to beat Presbyertian 8-0 in the first round of the 2012 Big South Softball Championship on  Thursday morning at Radford Softball Field in Radford, Va.

The Chanticleers improve to 39-17 overall on the year, while the Blue Hose fall to 19-32.

Chelsea Pineda tallied her 11th home run of the season and her second grand slam on the year during the first inning, scoring Brooke Donovan, Big South Conference Co-Freshman of the Year Kory Hayden and Cacia Pierre. Donovan picked up the Chanticleers first hit of the game with a double to left field. Hayden, a First Team All-Big South member hit a single to the left side during the next at bat for Coastal, while Pierre reached base on balls.

The Chanticleers gave up only one hit to the Blue Hose through the first four innings of play, while Coastal had five. Erin Taylor earned Presbyterian’s only hit through four in the second inning, which was hit to left field.

Jill McLean tallied the Blue Hose second hit in the sixth inning, as she reached first on a single up the middle, but First Team All-Big South member Kiana Quolasposted her sixth strikeout during Presbyterians next at bat to move the game into the bottom of the inning.

Pineda extended the Chanticleers lead to five following her second home run of the game that was hit to right field. Jessie Winans put Coastal ahead 7-0 two batters later, after hitting her sixth home run of the season to center field. Beth Kassuhn, who was pinch running for Stacy Snellings advanced home on the play. Hayden hit a single later in the inning that advanced Maples home to give Coastal the 8-0 victory.

Pineda ended the game with two hits, five RBI and two runs in two at bats, while being walked once. She tied Winans with a team high two assists. Hayden tallied two hits, one RBI and one run in four at bats. Donovan has two hits and one run in three at bats, while being walked once. Sara Rasley finished with one hit, two RBI and one run in three bats, along with a team high six putouts.

Quolas pitched six innings for Coastal striking out six, walking one and giving up two hits in 21 batters faced.

Taylor posted one hit in two at bats for Presbyterian along with a team high five putouts. McLean also had one hit in two at bats and led the team in assists with two.

Leslie Hensley pitched two innings for the Blue Hose striking out and walking two, while allowing seven hits in 15 batters faced.

The Chanticleers will play the winner of No. 3 Charleston Southern-No. 6 Liberty on Friday morning at 9 a.m. Presbyterian will play the loser of the Lady Bucs vs. the Flames game tonight at 9:30 p.m.

Photo by Joel Beachum

Comments

comments

NMB girls, SJ boys run to region XC championships

NMB girls, SJ boys run to region XC championshipsThe North Myrtle Beach girls and St. James boys cross [more]

Lady Sharks capture fifth straight Lower State title

Lady Sharks capture fifth straight Lower State titleThe St. James High girls golf team officially made it [more]

Carolina Forest, Socastee qualify for state golf finals

Carolina Forest, Socastee qualify for state golf finalsThe Carolina Forest and Socastee High girls golf teams qualified [more]

Washington strikes gold, silver at SCISA state meet

Washington strikes gold, silver at SCISA state meetChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach sent eight qualifiers to the [more]

Trio of Lady Chants sweep weekly conference honors

Trio of Lady Chants sweep weekly conference honorsCoastal Carolina nearly swept the Sun Belt Conference weekly volleyball [more]

CCU shoots under par as team for top-five showing

CCU shoots under par as team for top-five showingFor the ninth time in nine opportunities this season, the [more]

Two local swimmers claim gold medals at state meet

Two local swimmers claim gold medals at state meetCarolina Forest's Taylor Steele and St. James Casey Mitchell were [more]

Keane injured as Coastal routed by Arkansas State

Keane injured as Coastal routed by Arkansas StateArkansas State quarterback Justice Hansen threw five touchdowns to lead [more]

Melchor's hat trick helps Chants upend Monarchs

Melchor's hat trick helps Chants upend MonarchsMartin Melchor scored a career-high three goals in leading Coastal [more]

Seahawks blast Bulldogs for second straight rout

Seahawks blast Bulldogs for second straight routDoug Shaw Memorial Stadium recently underwent major renovations. Perhaps they [more]

Chiefs capture first-place showdown with Wilson

Chiefs capture first-place showdown with WilsonThe North Myrtle Beach High football team placed itself firmly [more]

Football: Tigers rip Bruins; Panthers falter at Sumter

Football: Tigers rip Bruins; Panthers falter at SumterThe Conway High Tigers made a homecoming statement Friday night, [more]

Syracuse stuns Clemson, damages title repeat plan

Syracuse stuns Clemson, damages title repeat planNo. 2 Clemson suffered its first loss of the season [more]

Seahawks outduel Chiefs for region championship

Seahawks outduel Chiefs for region championshipThe top two ranked volleyball teams in Class 4A played [more]

Golf: Sharks, Seahawks cap season with victories

Golf: Sharks, Seahawks cap season with victoriesThe St. James High girls golf team paid tribute to [more]

Chants storm past Czechs in October baseball treat

Chants storm past Czechs in October baseball treatDown 3-0 after four innings, the Coastal Carolina baseball team [more]

Week 9 Preview & Picks: Chiefs set to take charge

Week 9 Preview & Picks: Chiefs set to take chargeI feel like I've been saying this almost every week, [more]

CAMB gives senior sweet send-off in sweep of MA

CAMB gives senior sweet send-off in sweep of MAThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls tennis team sent [more]

Braves, Lady Chiefs run to Horry XC Championships

Braves, Lady Chiefs run to Horry XC ChampionshipsThe North Myrtle Beach girls and Socastee boys claimed first [more]

Panthers sweep Tigers to take share of region title

Panthers sweep Tigers to take share of region titleThe Carolina Forest High volleyball team was able to capture [more]

Tennis: MB tops Socastee; Lady Panthers nip Conway

Tennis: MB tops Socastee; Lady Panthers nip ConwayThe Myrtle Beach High girls tennis team celebrated its seventh [more]

Lady Chants break school record for runner-up finish

Lady Chants break school record for runner-up finishThe Coastal Carolina women’s golf team shot an even par [more]

MB wins, sets up region title clash with rival NMB

MB wins, sets up region title clash with rival NMBThe Myrtle Beach High volleyball team swept Marlboro County 3-0 [more]

Socastee celebrates Senior Night with region crown

Socastee celebrates Senior Night with region crownThe Socastee High girls tennis team added a little more [more]

Seventh-grader Gray lifts Panthers to region crown

Seventh-grader Gray lifts Panthers to region crownLocal golf fans can get used to hearing the name [more]

NMB girls, SJ boys run to region XC championships

NMB girls, SJ boys run to region XC championshipsThe North Myrtle Beach girls and St. James boys cross [more]

Lady Sharks capture fifth straight Lower State title

Lady Sharks capture fifth straight Lower State titleThe St. James High girls golf team officially made it [more]

Comments are closed.

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