CCU takes series from ASU in de facto tripleheader day

Coastal Carolina played 22 innings on Saturday (completing game 1 before playing a doubleheader to complete the weekend series) but had one bad inning in the finale that helped Appalachian State claim an 11-7 victory in the teams’ season finales.

On Saturday, Coastal won the completion of game one, 10-4, as the teams picked up in the middle of the sixth with CCU winning 7-4. Coastal then won game two, 10-5, which started at 1:40 pm. Game three started at 5:41 and ended at 8:52 pm.

The pivotal inning in the final game was the fourth. With CCU up 3-0, App State scored six runs without getting a hit thanks to seven walks, two hit batters and a wild pitch.

Despite the loss, Coastal won its ninth Sun Belt series in 10 tries this season and CCU is 34-6 over its last 40 conference games. The Chanticleers will be the top seed at next week’s Sun Belt Tournament by virtue of winning the regular-season title. Coastal will play at 12:30 pm (CT)/1:30 pm (ET) on Wednesday (May 23) versus the lowest remaining after the play-in game Tuesday (May 22).

Leading the way for Coastal on Saturday was Seth Lancaster. Not only was he 3-for-4 with two RBI, two singles and a double in the finale, over the 22 innings Saturday, the senior was 6-for-9 with eight RBI, five runs scored, two walks, three home runs, two singles and a double.

– Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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