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  • Brendan Donoghue

Coastal baseball earns series win over South Alabama

Over the weekend, the Chanticleers traveled to South Alabama, where their first game were rained out and rescheduled into a double-header for the next day. In a bounce back effort, the Chants took two games from South Alabama over the three-game set.

April 6 (Game 1)

The No. 25 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers defeated South Alabama by a final score of 9-4 thanks to an offensive explosion that saw CCU tally 13 hits. Kyle Skeels hit two home runs while Kieton Rivers went yard once. Parker Chavers reached base five times and Jake Wright drove in two RBIs on in the win.

Chanticleer starter Zach McCambley went 5.0 innings giving up four runs on eight hits, one walk, and five strikeouts. He was replaced by Matt Eardensohn, who got the win thanks to his 4.0 scoreless innings in which he allowed a single hit and struck out three.

South Alabama starter Nick Desantis took the loss as he came out of the bullpen to surrender three runs on three hits, while walking and striking out one batter each over 1.2 innings of work.

April 6 (Game 2)

After winning handedly in game one of the double-header, No. 25 Coastal Carolina looked like a different team in game two as they fell to the Jaguars 8-4.

Parker Chavers carried his momentum over form game one as he went 2-4 with a home run and triple in the contest. Jake Wright and Corey Wood each contributed with two hits, and first baseman Zach Biermann added a home run for the Chants.

CCU starter Austin Kitchen was handed the loss as he gave up five runs on six hits over his 4.0 scoreless innings. Kitchen also added four strikeouts and issued three free passes in his outing.

Joel Cheatwood came into the game in relief and picked up the win. He went 1.2 innings giving up a run on three hits while punching out one.

April 7

No. 25 Coastal Carolina picked up the series-clinching victory over the South Alabama by a final score of 14-5 thanks in large part to an eight-run sixth inning in an offensive explosion of a game.

Cameron Pearcey, Zach Biermann, and Mike Koenig all went deep on the day for CCU, as the Chants tallied 14 hits en route to the 14-5 thrashing.

Even more impressive than the offensive production for Coastal was the production the got on the mound.

Starting pitcher Anthony Veneziano went 5.1 innings, striking out eight Jaguar batters, and allowing only ywo runs on two hits and four walks.

South Alabama starter Caleb Yarborough suffered the loss, giving up seven runs on six hits over 5.2 innings while punching out five and walking two.

No. 25 Coastal Carolina (22-11-1) will head to Raleigh, North Carolina to take on N.C. State on Wednesday, Apr.10. First pitch is at 6 p.m.

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