In Conway’s Brooks Stadium, the Coastal Carolina baseball team took on Middle Tennessee State on Friday, March 6, 2020. This game was the first in a series of three.
Coastal came out swinging in the first inning, with Gattinelli hitting a home run and bringing in two runs. Bryce Riopelle would follow Gattinelli with another home run. Middle Tennessee responded with a home run in the top of the third, bringing in two runs. With Coastal up to bat in the bottom of the third, Scott Mckeon hit a home run.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Coastal scored six runs off of base hits. The last run scored would go to Zach Beach, who hit a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. The final score of the first game was 13-6, Coastal.
Coastal would fall to Middle Tennessee state in the second game of the series, on Sat., March 7. Coastal was able to get the first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning with a home run from Cameron Weiss. In the top of the third inning, MTS scored 10 runs, putting them ahead of Coastal by nine runs.
Coastal’s Gattinelli hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning bringing in three runs, but it would not be enough to defeat MTS. The final score of the game was 5-12.
The final game of the series was held on Sun., March 8. The final game got off to a slow start and it wasn’t until the bottom of the fourth inning, Gattinelli hit his third home run of the weekend and brought in the first run of the game. Coastal’s Riopelle hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning bringing in two runs. Coastal would go on to win the game 8-1.