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  • Brendan Donoghue

Coastal baseball pulls off two-game sweep of Wake Forest

After dropping two games in a row early last week, the Coastal Carolina baseball team is on a five-game winning streak thanks to a two-game sweep over Wake Forest midweek this week.

Parker Chavers drilled an RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning to lead The Chanticleers to a 10-9 walk off victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday, March 5. It was Coastal Carolina’s second straight walk off and bumped them to 11-2 on the season.

Chavers and first baseman Zach Biermann each had five hits in the contest, with Chavers driving in three and Biermann driving in two. Scott McKeon, Corey Wood, and Cameron Pearcey each had at least one RBI in the game.

Coastal reliever Dylan Gentry picked up his first career win thanks to 2.0 scoreless frames while walking two and striking out one.

On Wednesday, March 6, the Chanticleers jumped out to an early 9-2 lead in the second inning, a lead that proved too much for Wake Forest to overcome ad Coastal Carolina completed the two-game sweep of Wake Forest with a 14-8 victory.

Catcher Kyle Skeels and Shortstop Scott McKeon each had homeruns in the game, with Skeels picking up a ludicrous 6 RBIs on the day. Skeels and McKeon were joined by Zach Biermann, Kieton Rivers, and Corey Wood as the five Chanticleers each had themselves a multi-hit day.

Bobby Holmes picked up the win as he allowed 3 runs on 2 hits while walking 3 and striking out 4 over his 2.0 innings of work.

Wake Forest’s Tyler Witt was handed the loss as he struggled mightily, giving up 9 runs on 9 hits and hitting two batters with no walks or strikeouts over 1.2 innings of work.

The No. 16 Chanticleers will participate in the Seattle Baseball Showcase in Seattle, Washington.

The weekend out west will feature match-ups with San Diego (March 8), a rematch of the 2018 Conway Regional with Washington (March 9) and a battle with the number one team in the country and the defending national champions, Oregon State (March 10).

First pitch against San Diego on Friday, March 8 will be at 2 p.m. ET from T-Mobile Park in Seattle.

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