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  • By Morgen S. Cvetko

CCU softball dominates in 2020 Ripley's Chanticleer Showdown

The Coastal Carolina University softball team played in the 2020 Ripley's Chanticleer Showdown this weekend, Feb. 21-23.

The athletes took to the cold for their first game against Seton Hall on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. The game took off in the second inning with a single from with a single hit from Makiya Thomas which brought in Courtney Dean and Peyton Rivas. Thomas would also go on to score in the bottom of the second. Kassidy Smith would be the only run scored in the third inning making the score 4-0.

Seton Hall was able to get a few runs on the board in the top of the fifth inning thanks to a home run by Barracato which brought in two runs. SH would get on more run in before the end of the fifth.

The final score of the game was 6-4, Coastal. Coastal would go on to play Seton Hall again on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Unfortunately for Seton Hall, the second game was even more of a shutout than the first game. The action did not start until the second inning with Dean and Abbey Montoya scoring off base hits. Dean would go on to score again in the bottom of the third after she stole second and Seton Hall made an error throwing to first.

In the fifth inning, infielder Taylor Sweigart hit a homerun, bringing the score to 4-0. Thomas hit a double which brought in both Mackenzie Beyers and Allison Kreyer. Coastal’s Dean would go on to score one more time. The final was 7-0, Coastal.

Freshman Pitcher Raelee Brabham pitched an outstanding game. Brabham pitched all seven innings and allowed for two hits and no runs.

CCU would also face Iona on Saturday, Feb. 22,. The only runs scored in the game were by Sydney Guess and Ally Clegg, both of whom scored off Guess’s homerun. The final score was 2-0, Coastal.

The final game in the tournament for Coastal was on Sunday, Feb. 23, against The University of Maryland Baltimore County.

First to score for the Chanticleers was Thomas in the bottom of the first inning. In the second inning, Thomas hit a double up right field and Peyton Rivas was able to score. At the bottom of the second, the score was 2-0. Mary Sobataka and Kassidy Smith would each go onto to score and the final score of the game was 4-0.

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