College of Charleston wins fourth straight over Coastal

ccubase-19Three errors and 10 walks by #18 Coastal Carolina (5-3) led to a 9-4 setback to the College of Charleston (4-4) Wednesday night at Patriots Point, the first of four Chanticleer games with the Cougars this season. The Cougars have won four straight in the in-state series.

A bright spot for the Chants was Anthony Marks going 4-for-5 at the plate for the second consecutive game. Michael Paez and G.K. Young each added two hits as well.

The Cougars scored three runs on two CCU errors in the bottom of the first and were never seriously threatened. In the seventh inning and two outs, Marks started a rally with his third infield hit of the game – his eighth of in the season. Paez followed with a single to left, but a CofC error allowed Marks to score and put Paez on third. Young lined a single through the right side of the infield to bring home Paez and make the score 6-4 in the Cougars’ favor.

However, the College regained the momentum in the bottom of the seventh when Jones hit the first pitch he saw over the center field wall for his sixth home run of the season. The Cougars provided the 9-4 final score in the bottom of the eighth. The first three batters walked to set up an RBI ground out by Hart and a sacrifice fly from Jones.

CCU starter Patrick Corbett (0-1) was saddled with the loss. He pitched 1.1 innings, allowed three hits and surrendered four runs – all unearned.

Coastal Carolina will return to action this weekend and host the Chanticleer Classic. The field includes Cincinnati, #13 Mississippi and Ball State.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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