CCU baseball two wins from national title – South Strand news

Coastal Carolina University’s baseball team beat TCU 7-4 on Saturday to advance to the College World Series championship series.

The Chanticleers will face Arizona in a best-off-three series starting Monday for the national title.

Coastal Carolina got on the board first when Tyler Chadwick hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning.

The Chanticleers extended their lead to 3-0 in the third inning.

Anthony Marks and Connor Owings singled and scored on a triple by Conway native G.K. Young.

After TCU got on the board with one run in the fourth, Coastal Carolina broke the game open with a four-run fourth inning.

Chadwick led off with a single, advanced on a sacrifice by Billy Cooke and a double by Parrett, and then scored on a single by Marks. Parrett then scored on a single by Zach Remillard, and Marks and Remillard scored on a double by Owings to give the Chanticleers a 7-1 lead.

TCU added one run in the sixth and two in the seventh to cut the lead to 7-4.

Chadwick homed, doubled, singled, scored two runs and had an RBI; Marks singled twice, scored two runs and had an RBI; Remillard singled twice, scored, stole a base and had an RBI; Owings doubled, singled, scored and had two RBIs; Young tripled, walked and had two RBIs; Parrett doubled and scored; Paez singled and walked; and Kevin Woodall Jr. had two sacrifices.

Coastal Carolina starter Alex Cunningham went 6-1/3 innings, allowed three earned runs and struck out three.

Bobby Holmes came on in relief and got the save.

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