Coastal moves up in polls; Conway’s Young honored

ccubase-GK Young vs App StateAfter posting a 2-1 record to open the 2016 season, including a win versus #4 Virginia, the Coastal Carolina baseball program moved up in the various polls.

The Chanticleers are ranked 19th in both the Baseball America and D1Baseball.com polls while jumping to 20th in the PerfectGame.org poll and 22nd in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. The coaches poll will be released later.

Coastal posted an impressive 17-2 versus Appalachian State in the 2016 season opener. It was Coastal’s biggest run output since defeating High Point 17-7 on April 21, 2012 and the program’s most decisive victory in a season-opener since a 19-3 victory against North Carolina A&T in 1999.

While the Chanticleers dropped a 13-10 decision to #10 North Carolina State, the Chanticleers belted four home runs, pounded out 14 hits and were tied with the Wolfpack at 7-7 through seven innings. NC State scored four runs in the eighth inning and two in the ninth. Coastal mounted a comeback attempt in the bottom of the ninth, thanks to a three-run home run by Kevin Woodall Jr. but ultimately came up short.

Coastal concluded the weekend with a 5-4, come-from-behind win against defending national champion Virginia. Down 4-2 and not scoring a run since a two-run first inning, Michael Paez tied the game with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh. Billy Cooke than brought home Dalton Ewing for the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

Coastal Carolina is scheduled to return to action Tuesday at region rival UNC Wilmington. The Chanticleers lead the all-time series 54-32, including a 24-18 mark in Wilmington, but the Seahawks have won four of the last six meetings in the series.

The Chants will return to Springs Brooks Stadium this weekend (Feb. 26-29) to host the 17th Annual Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach. The field features Marshall, Liberty, Duke and Ohio State.

* Coastal Carolina junior G.K. Young was named the Big South Player of the Week after helping the Chanticleers to a 2-1 record to open the 2016 season, including a win versus #4 Virginia.

Young batted .500 (6-for-12), drove in seven, posted a .833 slugging percentage and scored a run in each of the three games at CCU’s 8th Annual Caravelle Resort Tournament.

In a 17-2 win over Appalachian State in the season opener Friday, Young was 2-for-3 with three RBI. In his first at bat, the Conway native gave Coastal a 1-0 lead with a sacrifice fly. He later reached on a single and delivered a two-run double.

Despite falling to #10 North Carolina State, 13-10, on Saturday, Young was 3-for-5 with a pair of runs batted in. First, he tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI single in the first inning. He added a single in the third inning and an RBI single in the sixth inning to tie the game at 7-7.

Young capped the weekend by going 1-for-4 with a two-run home run versus defending national champion Virginia.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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