Lady Chants blast Cyclones, silence Bonnies in twinbill

ccusoft-31batThe Coastal Carolina softball team cruised to two more dominating wins on the first day of the Battle of the Beach Friday, routing Big 12 member Iowa State 13-3 in six innings and following up with an 8-0 five-inning shutout of St. Bonaventure.

The Chanticleers improved to 4-3 on the season, with all four of the victories coming by run-rule. Kiana Quolas led the offensive output, hitting a home run and a double in each game while totaling five RBIs. Amanda Daneker homered in the nightcap and also drove in five runs on the day, while Kory Hayden hit her 50th career home run to cap the Iowa State win and had four RBIs.

Coastal handed Iowa State (5-1) its first loss of the season while totaling 12 hits off of three Cyclone pitchers. Quolas went 3 for 4, while Daneker, Hayden and Kelsey Dominik each added two hits.

Coastal took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first as Bri Chiusano led off with an infield single, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single by Daneker. Iowa State answered with three runs on four hits – including a two-run homer – in the top of the second.

However, it was all Chanticleers from there as they scored four times in the fourth, five more in the sixth and then capped it off in the sixth with Hayden’s three-run homer.

Quolas got things started in the fourth with a leadoff home run and, following a walk and an error, Daneker hit a two-run double to left to give Coastal the lead a 4-3. The sophomore later scored on a wild pitch.

The Chants then used four more hits and capitalized on two Iowa State errors in the fifth. Quolas doubled to right and singles by Morgan Noad and Hayden loaded the bases. Another wild pitch plated one run, two walks led to another and Kailey Mellen followed with a two-run single and came home shortly after when Devon Steiner stole second. A walk and hit batter then set Hayden up to finish it early in the sixth as she homered over the fence in right.

Quolas (2-2) recovered from the three-run second inning to hold Iowa State to just three hits in its remaining four at-bats. She allowed nine hits, struck out four and walked one.

Coastal carried the momentum into the game against St. Bonaventure, plating three runs in both the first and second innings before adding two more in the fourth. Kelsey Dominik notched the two-hit shutout in the circle, while striking out five and walking one.

Chiusano, who went 2 for 2 with three runs scored in the game, started it off with an infield single, stole second – her fifth of the year – moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Hayden. Daneker then hit a two-run bomb over the centerfield fence to make it 3-0.

In the second, Mellen drew a leadoff walk and Chiusano walked with two outs before Quolas hit her second longball of the day over the fence in left for a three-run shot. She now has 24 career homers, tying Cacia Pierre for sixth on the program’s all-time list.

Cassidy Brzozowski led off the fourth with a walk, Chiusano laid down a bunt single and Quolas drove in another with a double to the gap in left-center. Noad then plated the eighth run with a sacrifice fly.

Dominik (2-1) retired the Bonnies in order in four of the five innings for her first shutout as a Chanticleer, allowing just a pair of singles – one of them an infield hit.

Coastal is back in action on Saturday at 3 p.m. to face Ole Miss (4-4), followed by another game against St. Bonaventure.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady Patriot

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady PatriotThe Carolina Forest and St. James girls golf team made [more]

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeateds

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeatedsJon "JJ" Jones returned to his old stomping grounds at [more]

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat Braves

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat BravesSt. James traveled to Prestwick Country Club on Wednesday to [more]

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyball

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyballThe reigning Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach High [more]

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former school

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former schoolMyrtle Beach football player J.J. Jones has been cleared to [more]

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loop

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loopDespite Hurricane Dorian costing Horry County Schools a week of [more]

Chants capture historic victory over Jayhawks

Chants capture historic victory over JayhawksCoastal Carolina football recorded its first-ever win over a Power [more]

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls Like it did after last year’s state championship games, Horry [more]

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports schedule

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports scheduleHurricane Dorian is not expected to make landfall on the [more]

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup title

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup titleCoach R.J. Bass wanted a strong early test for his [more]

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers opened their season the same way [more]

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openers

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openersTommy Norwood tried to nix the Gatorade bath. He raised [more]

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootout

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootoutWilliam Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross [more]

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-match

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-matchThe Carolina Forest girls golf team made a strong showing [more]

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by Warriors

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by WarriorsThe Palmetto State made a strong showing in the Border [more]

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World Am

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World AmBeautiful weather greeted the 3,215 golfers participating in the 36th [more]

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champs

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champsTwo Coast FA boys teams returned home as champions from [more]

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at hornMatt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his [more]

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs The distance from Myrtle Beach’s TicketReturn.com Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley [more]

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bidThe only thing harder than winning a state championship is [more]

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff Classic

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff ClassicTwo blowouts, a lightning delay and ultimately three of the [more]

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outing

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outingFive Coast FA boys teams entered the Charlotte Invitational over [more]

Hemingway follows family, teammates to Gamecocks

Hemingway follows family, teammates to GamecocksSix minutes after his youngest child had announced his college [more]

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady Patriot

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady PatriotThe Carolina Forest and St. James girls golf team made [more]

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach