Skeels’ walk-off home run puts CCU in line for sweep

Redshirt junior catcher Kyle Skeels blasted a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the No. 16 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers a 9-7 walk-off win over the Troy Trojans on Saturday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium.

Skeels’ walk-off home run is the first for the Chants since Seth Lancaster hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to give CCU a 17-16 win over ULM on April 29 of last season.

Saturday’s walk-off win is the third last at-bat win for the Chants this season, as CCU posted back-to-back walk-off wins versus Indiana (March 3) and Wake Forest (March 5).

The Chants are now 18-4-1 overall, 5-0 in Sun Belt play and have won each of their last five games.

Skeels’ (4-for-5, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) walk-off home run highlighted a four-hit day, while designated hitter Parker Chavers (1-for-4, HR, BB, 2 RBIs, run) also had a two-run home run in the win. Outfielder Jake Wright (2-for-5, 2 RBIs, run) had two RBIs in the three-hole, while Cory Wood (0-for-0, 3 BB, RBI), Cameron Pearcey (0-for-3, BB, RBI, run, SB) and Zach Biermann (2-for-5, 2B, RBI) all added one RBI apiece for the game.

Coastal (18-4-1, 5-0 Sun Belt) will go for the sweep of the Troy Trojans (10-13, 0-5 Sun Belt) tomorrow afternoon. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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