Walk-off homer, no-hitter clinch Lady Chants’ sweep

ccusoft-13pitchThe Coastal Carolina softball team swept an opening day mixed doubleheader at the Battle at the Beach tournament, notching two victories. First, the Chanticleers had an extra-inning, 3-2 win over UMKC before Taylor Rahach stunned Rider by pitching a no-hitter in an 11-0 victory.

Coastal (5-2) will return to the field tomorrow to face UMKC at 3pm and UNC Greensboro at 5:30 pm.

In game one, UMKC took an early 1-0 lead over Coastal in the top of the first as Kailey Goodwin delivered an RBI single to score Abby Warkentine.

The Roos added another run in the third inning for a 2-0 advantage. With a runner on third, Ashlin O’Brein pushed an RBI single through the infield to plate Kendra Leach.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Chants tied it up 2-2 to start the comeback thanks to a two-run homer from freshman Kassidy Smith. This was Smith’s first career homerun.

The score remained tied for three straight innings until a walk-off home run from Timi Tooley gave the Chanticleers the 3-2 victory to end the game in the eighth inning.

Ashley Guillette (1-1) came in relief and recorded her first win of the season, throwing 1.2 innings to close out the game. Devin Wallace started the game for CCU and pitched 6.1 innings while allowing two runs and 10 hits with three strikeouts.

The Chanticleers carried that winning momentum into game two of the mixed doubleheader to astonish Rider scoring 11 runs over four innings.

Coastal took a 2-0 lead in the first. Alvino and Amanda Daneker smacked back-to-back doubles to get on the scoreboard. With Daneker in scoring position, Tooley hammered a triple to send Daneker home.

In the bottom of the second inning, CCU doubled its lead to make it 4-0. Taty Forbes (2-for-3) delivered a single, then stole second to put the Chants in scoring position. Alvino lined her second double of the game up the middle to score Forbes. Next, Daneker also came through with her second double of the game to score Alvino.

Coastal erupted with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth to provide the eventual final score, 11-0. Angela Buccilli started the fire for CCU as she pounded a triple to right field. Then, Forbes hammered her first career homer over the centerfield fence to score Buccilli. Later, with bases loaded, Kailey Mellen’s delivered a sac fly and an error on the play allowed both Daneker and Alvino scored. Chelsea D’Avilar capped off the scoring after hammering a three-run homer to make it 11-0.

Rahach (2-1) pitched a nearly perfect game throwing a complete 5.0 innings and allowing only one walk with a career high of 10 strikeouts.

Photo by Joel Beachum

Comments

comments

MB's Hardin helps propel South to all-star game win

MB's Hardin helps propel South to all-star game winMyrtle Beach High graduate Hunter Hardin got to play one [more]

Cubs' World Series victory meant the world to 'Hawk'

Cubs' World Series victory meant the world to 'Hawk'Andre Dawson may be a Hall of Famer and a [more]

Mutiny downs Dynamos, vaults into first-place tie

Mutiny downs Dynamos, vaults into first-place tieThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny defeated the Carolina Dynamos 4-3 on [more]

Socastee's Cudd among six signees in Gamecocks' class

Socastee's Cudd among six signees in Gamecocks' classSouth Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced a signing [more]

Pelicans 'Hatch' second half with win over Woods Ducks

Pelicans 'Hatch' second half with win over Woods DucksThomas Hatch yielded just an unearned run over seven innings [more]

Mutiny heats up in second half to beat Hammerheads

Mutiny heats up in second half to beat HammerheadsThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny handled the rainy conditions and the [more]

The Hawk, Trophy kick off Pelicans' Cubs-A-Palooza

The Hawk, Trophy kick off Pelicans' Cubs-A-PaloozaThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans will welcome the Chicago Cubs' 2016 [more]

MB all-star Jimenez puts on lights-out show in HR derby

MB all-star Jimenez puts on lights-out show in HR derbyThe phrase "light-tower power" is thrown around often for power [more]

Tar Heels offer MB's Doty; Tigers' Moody picks ECU

Tar Heels offer MB's Doty; Tigers' Moody picks ECUMyrtle Beach High quarterback Luke Doty hasn't started his first [more]

CAC swimmers face tough competition at Titan meet

CAC swimmers face tough competition at Titan meetTriangle Aquatic Club hosted the TAC Titans TYR Triangle Classic [more]

First-half champ Pelicans ride hot streak into break

First-half champ Pelicans ride hot streak into breakBoth Jesse Hodges and Eloy Jimenez homered Sunday as the [more]

Mutiny nets first home win in rout of North Carolina FC

Mutiny nets first home win in rout of North Carolina FCThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny captured their first win at their [more]

Conway's Carter captures victory at Firefighters 5K

Conway's Carter captures victory at Firefighters 5KMore than 80 participants traveled from nine different states to [more]

Pelicans rally in 10th inning to knock out Wood Ducks

Pelicans rally in 10th inning to knock out Wood DucksA frantic Myrtle Beach rally in the 10th helped the [more]

Pelicans put pitcher Araujo on All-Star Classic roster

Pelicans put pitcher Araujo on All-Star Classic rosterRight-handed pitcher Pedro Araujo has been selected to represent the [more]

Mutiny duels Tormenta FC to tie, plays again Sunday

Mutiny duels Tormenta FC to tie, plays again SundayThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny are still looking for their first [more]

Wood Ducks turn tables on Pelicans in shutout victory

Wood Ducks turn tables on Pelicans in shutout victoryThe Down East Wood Ducks turned the tables on the [more]

Pelicans pitch club record third consecutive shutout

Pelicans pitch club record third consecutive shutoutJustin Steele fired five scoreless innings, and the Myrtle Beach [more]

Panthers put together new puzzle pieces in minicamp

Panthers put together new puzzle pieces in minicampThe Carolina Panthers didn't have a chance to see the [more]

Johnson finishes second in US Surfing Championships

Johnson finishes second in US Surfing ChampionshipsMyrtle Beach’s Brock Johnson finished in 2nd place today in [more]

CF's Johnson, CCU's Gore highlight local draftee list

CF's Johnson, CCU's Gore highlight local draftee listConway High product and Coastal Carolina infielder Jordan Gore and [more]

Pelicans win first-half title, seventh straight playoffs

Pelicans win first-half title, seventh straight playoffsMyrtle Beach clinched the first half Southern Division championship with [more]

Adaptive surfers find clean waves, fun in final tune-up

Adaptive surfers find clean waves, fun in final tune-upLocal adaptive surfers spent their final practice day surfing the [more]

CCU's Cooke, Cunningham go in draft's top 10 rounds

CCU's Cooke, Cunningham go in draft's top 10 roundsCoastal Carolina centerfielder Billy Cooke and pitcher Alex Cunningham were [more]

Pelicans continue red-hot June with shutout of Keys

Pelicans continue red-hot June with shutout of Keys Adbert Alzolay's seven shutout innings Tuesday were backed by [more]

MB's Hardin helps propel South to all-star game win

MB's Hardin helps propel South to all-star game winMyrtle Beach High graduate Hunter Hardin got to play one [more]

Cubs' World Series victory meant the world to 'Hawk'

Cubs' World Series victory meant the world to 'Hawk'Andre Dawson may be a Hall of Famer and a [more]

Comments are closed.

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