Radford rallies past CCU, series rubber match today

ccubase-paezDown 4-3 through seven-and-half innings, Radford scored a run in the eighth inning and a run in the ninth to complete a 5-4 come-from-behind victory versus Coastal Carolina on Saturday evening to even the weekend series. The rubber match between the Highlanders (18-15, 8-6 Big South) and Chanticleers (16-20, 7-7 Big South) will be Sunday at 2 pm.

With the game tied 4-4 in the ninth inning, Coastal Carolina’s Connor Owings, who was 5-for-5, delivered a leadoff single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt before being stranded at second. In the bottom of the ninth, Chris Coia drew a one-out walk. After Coia stole second, the Chanticleers elected to intentionally walk Josh Gardiner. Tyler Poole struck out Aaron Scoville looking, but the two base runners stole third and second, respectively. With two out, Alexander Lee placed a 2-2 pitch into right center field to bring home Coia for the game winner.

Coastal struck first as Owings, who had two doubles and three singles for his first career five-hit game, hit the second pitch of the game to left center field for a double. He took third when Michael Paez struck out. On the play, the ball got away from RU catcher Josh Reavis, who chose to throw out Paez a first. Another errant pitch allowed Owings to score the game’s first run.

Radford tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third. Blake Sipe reached on an infield single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Scoville singled to right field to bring home Sipe for the tying run.

In the fourth, Coastal had a chance to regain the lead after loading the bases with no outs. However, Radford starting pitcher Tyler Costello got a pop out and a pair of ground outs to escape unscathed.

The Highlanders took advantage of a passed ball and error to take a 3-1 lead in the sixth. Scoville hit a leadoff single but was retired when Lee reached on fielder’s choice. Patrick Marshall followed with a single. A passed ball put the runners on second and third. CCU freshman pitcher Andrew Beckwith got Zach Woolcock to hit a ground ball, but an error allowed Lee and Marshall to score.

Coastal Carolina tied the game at 3-3 in seventh. Steven Whitaker walked and Owings lined a one-out double to right center field, moving Whitaker to third. Paez followed with a sacrifice fly to drive in Whitaker. Tyler Chadwick caught a break as his ground ball to first took a bad hop over the first baseman’s head, allowing Owings to score on the RBI single.

The Chants kept the momentum in the top of the eighth, scoring once to go up 4-3. Kyle Jackson lined a one-out triple to right center field. Pinch hitter Anthony Marks sent a 1-2 pitch back up the middle for an RBI single.

Radford tied the game in the home half of the eighth. With two outs, Hunter Higgerson lined the first pitch he saw over the left field fence for his sixth round-tripper of the year.

Neither starting pitcher figured in the decision. Coastal’s Austin Kerr allowed seven hits and three runs in 5.1 innings while Costello allowed seven hits and three runs in 6.2 innings. Ryan Meisinger (4-0) earned the win, pitching the final 1.2 innings and allowing two hits with two strikeouts. Poole (1-3) suffered the loss, allowing two hits, two walks and two runs in 1.1 inning.

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]

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]

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country season

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country seasonBuilding on the success of the track and field season, [more]

Seahawks, Trojans, Chiefs in preseason football poll

Seahawks, Trojans, Chiefs in preseason football pollDefending state champion Myrtle Beach opened the 2019 preseason as [more]

Ten beach games that add fun to the sand, surf, sun

Ten beach games that add fun to the sand, surf, sunThe Grand Strand’s 60-mile strip of sand and surf is [more]

New blood infuses lineup for '19 Beach Ball Classic

New blood infuses lineup for '19 Beach Ball ClassicIt’s been quite some time since this much new blood [more]

Gray becomes first Chant to win SCGA Amateur title

Gray becomes first Chant to win SCGA Amateur titleCoastal Carolina rising sophomore Tyler Gray carded four-straight rounds of [more]

Renfrow comes full circle before making run at NFL

Renfrow comes full circle before making run at NFLThe past six months have been hectic ones for Hunter [more]

Surfoff makes waves for fun times, worthy cause

Surfoff makes waves for fun times, worthy causeThe water is a second home for August Powalie. The Myrtle [more]

Jordans go coast to coast for Junior Olympics meet

Jordans go coast to coast for Junior Olympics meetIt has been a long and winding trip to California [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]

Local teams look ahead to 30th CNB Kickoff Classic

Local teams look ahead to 30th CNB Kickoff ClassicConway National Bank will sponsor the 30th annual CNB Kickoff [more]

CAC swimmers team up to capture six state titles

CAC swimmers team up to capture six state titlesSouth Carolina Swimming welcomed almost 800 swimmers from 25 Swim [more]

Surfers hang 10 for 20th Guy Daniels Memorial

Surfers hang 10 for 20th Guy Daniels MemorialAs surfers prepare to hit the South Strand this weekend [more]

Six MBTFC athletes make National Junior Olympics

Six MBTFC athletes make National Junior OlympicsThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club was represented by [more]

Beach volleyball growing on Grand Strand sand

Beach volleyball growing on Grand Strand sandWhat was once a leisurely pick-up game on the beach [more]

NMB boys hoops hopeful Walker in it for long haul

NMB boys hoops hopeful Walker in it for long haulNorth Myrtle Beach believes Ryan Walker is the person to [more]

Injury halts former Chant La Stella's All-Star debut

Injury halts former Chant La Stella's All-Star debut Former Coastal Carolina standout and Los Angeles Angels second baseman [more]

Pelicans well represented at All-Star Futures Game

Pelicans well represented at All-Star Futures GameMyrtle Beach Pelicans’ catcher Miguel Amaya has been selected to [more]

Baseball bonds all ages at Legends for Youth Clinic

Baseball bonds all ages at Legends for Youth ClinicEight former big leaguers - and about 60 aspiring ones [more]

Jordans lead MBTFC to wins at Junior Olympics

Jordans lead MBTFC to wins at Junior OlympicsThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club was represented by [more]

Hunter brings new energy to MB volleyball program

Hunter brings new energy to MB volleyball program New Myrtle Beach High volleyball coach Alyssa Hunter knows she [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]

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]

Comments are closed.

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