The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are your 2016 College Baseball World Series Champions and we will have more scores coming in later on….
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*****Big Note, with a Big Happy Birthday going out today to Scott Holland, at Holland Auto Care on Battleground Avenue…Scott is the “King of Auto Care and Repair” and he is in his early 40’s and he shows no signs of slowing down…Happy Birthday Scott and long live the “King of Auto Care and Repair”….*****
Coastal Carolina 4, Arizona 3
Greensboro Grasshoppers 7, Lakewood BlueClaws 2 …Josh Tobias(Southeast Guilford HS) started in left field tonight for LWD and was his first start ever in LF..For Tobias had a hit early in the game to extend his hitting streak to 10 games….
LWD led early 2-0 and all Hoppers after that..
Greensboro Reds 18, Lex-Ashe Braves 0…
WP:David Coffey/LP:Parker Strader….Reds now in First Place for the first time this season…The word is the Reds are Back and they will not be going backwards…..
Lexington, S.C. Blowfish 10, HiToms 9
THE COASTAL CAROLINA CALL
Coastal Carolina University defeated the Arizona Wildcats 4-3 this afternoon(Thursday) to claim the 2016 NCAA College Baseball World Series at Omaha, Nebraska…Andrew Beckwith was the Winning Pitcher for the Chanticleers and with the win today, he goes (3-0) in the CWS…Beckwith threw two complete games(9 Innings each game) and in the final game, he lasted 5 2/3’s innings..
Coastal Carolina the 2016 College World Series winners and here is what their coach Gary Gilmore is saying about the NCAA Baseball Title for CCU and Conway, South Carolina and most importantly, for his Chanticleers…
“Whenever I die, I’ll know this group of guys here, they willed themselves to be the national champion. It was just meant to be, no doubt. If there is such a thing as a team of destiny, this group is it.”
Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore
How many of you remember this game in Raleigh on Tuesday June 7, when Coastal Carolina stole one from N.C. State???
Final from Raleigh on Tuesday afternoon:Coastal Carolina 7, N.C. State 5…Coastal Carolina moves on to the NCAA Super Regional and N.C. State’s season is over…N.C. State hits a Coastal Carolina batter with two outs in the Top of the 9th and the count was at 1-2 on the batter and that loaded the bases and Coastal Carolina proceeded to add on a total of 4 runs in the top of the ninth and the Chanticleers go on and get the win and N.C. State is done…Big comeback by Coastal….
(This might be one of the tougher losses in N.C. State baseball history being up 5-4 and just a strike away from the win…Low-liner to Brock Deatherage in right field and he went down to make the catch, for what would have been the third out to end the game, but he couldn’t come up with the ball for the out…Season over for State and Coastal Carolina moves on in the NCAA’s)……
+++++Deatherage still says he had that ball for the out…+++++
Late HiTom rally falls short against Blowfish:Daniel Frey on the CPL Trail
from Daniel Frey with HiToms Baseball
High Point/Thomasville, N.C. – The High Point-Thomasville HiToms (17-9) hit four homers and scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth but five errors proved to be too costly in a 10-9 loss to Lexington County (16-11) on Thursday night.
Daniel Sullivan launched a solo homer over the right center field fence to get the HiToms on the board first in the bottom of the second.
A RBI groundout by Jared Williams tied the game up in the top of the third inning and Jordan Wren unloaded on a two-run shot to right field to put the Blowfish on top 3-1. In the bottom half of the third Brad Jarreau lifted his fourth long ball of the season over the left field fence make it 3-2 Blowfish.
The HiToms waited to take the lead back until the bottom of the fifth when the bats got to former HiTom and Blowfish starting pitcher Ryan Hedrick (2-0). David Sheaffer dropped a double into the gap and was brought around by a two-run blast from Carson Jackson.
Lexington County immediately answered with help from HiTom miscues. Three errors plagued the HiToms in the top of the sixth as the Blowfish brought across five more runs with help from RBI doubles by Adam Renwick and Wren. Starting pitcher Daniel McCrary (1-2) was still put in the position to lose the game.
With the HiToms trailing 8-4 in the top of the seventh with two Blowfish on base, lightning was spotted over in the right field direction. The game was delayed for a scheduled 30 minutes due to lightning but then a sudden downpour forced the tarp to be put on. An hour later from the original delay start time is when play resumed.
Kael Jones worked out of a bases loaded jam but insurance runs in the eighth and ninth innings still managed to cross the plate increasing the Lexington County lead to 10-4.
Down six runs in the bottom of the ninth, the HiToms began to chip away against Blowfish reliever Micah Carpenter. Sheaffer tallied his first RBI of the season with a single and Jackson delivered his third RBI legging out an infield single.
The score was 10-6 when Teddy Hoffman stepped in and promptly sent a three-run homer to the deepest part of Finch Field in dead center field. With two outs, the Blowfish advantage was cut back down to one but Sullivan grounded out to end the epic comeback with Lexington County winning 10-9.
The Asheboro Copperheads walloped Gastonia to clinch the Coastal Plain League West first half title and a playoff spot come August.
The HiToms are off tomorrow and hit the road on Saturday to play the Holly Springs Salamanders at 7 p.m.