Cunningham aces Campbell to lift No. 20 Coastal to win

ccubase-16swingAlex Cunningham struck out nine and Connor Owings was 4-for-4 with three runs scored to lead #20 Coastal Carolina to a 9-1 victory over Campbell Thursday evening at Springs Brooks Stadium.

The Chanticleers (38-15, 19-3 Big South) and Camels (26-25, 13-9) will play game two of the series Friday at 6 pm with the series finale set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Prior to the game Saturday, Coastal will honor its senior class. Admission is free Saturday as part of Fan Appreciation Day.

Cunningham was impressive in improving to 8-3. The junior, who is 16-4 for his career, only allowed two hits and one run with no walks to go along with his nine strikeouts. He retired the first 13 he faced and only needed 78 pitches, throwing 59 strikes, in his six innings.

Owings, who was 0-for-10 over his last three games, was 4-for-4 for the second time this season and saw his season batting average climb 13 points to .394.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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