Hot start puts CCU in poll; Wake, Ohio State on deck

Off to one of its best starts since 2010 and facing some of the nation’s top programs, the Coastal Carolina baseball team has entered the top 25 in five of the national baseball polls, including #21 in Collegiate Baseball, #24 in Baseball America, #24 in D1Baseball.com, #24 in the USA Today/Coaches and #28 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

The Chanticleers are 10-3 with all three losses coming by one run. In the various polls, Indiana, Oklahoma and Illinois – which Costal has played – all make an appearance while the College of Charleston is 10-2 (including a 13-0 loss to Coastal) and UNC Wilmington is 9-3 (including a 10-5 loss to Coastal).

Coastal will continue its current home stand by hosting Wake Forest Wednesday (Mar. 7) at 4 pm. Then, the Chanticleers will host Ohio State and High Point in the Environmental Staffing Chanticleer Classic Mar. 9-11 at Springs Brooks Stadium.

CCU’s Statistical Rankings in NCAA, Conference
Category No. NCAA Sun Belt
Doubles 35 4th 1st
Home Runs 19 6th 1st
Runs Scored 110 11th 1st
Walks Drawn 73 14th 2nd
Slugging Pct. .507 15th 1st
Hits 129 19th 1st
Stolen Bases 23 15th 2nd
WHIP 1.18 35th 1st
On Base Pct. .406 37th 2nd
K-to-BB ratio 2.68 61st 1st
Fewest Walks 3.33 72nd 1st

– Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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