The Chanticleers captured their first-ever national title with a 4-3 victory over Arizona.
2016 NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION
Images from Coastal Carolina's 2016 national championship run.
2016 Coastal Carolina Baseball -- College World Series -- Game 5 vs. TCU
Coastal Carolina vs. TCU - NCAA CWS - Saturday, June 25
Coastal Carolina earned its third win of the College World Series and forced another matchup with the Horned Frogs.
2015 (RSo.): Named honorable mention All-Big South … Overall, was 6-0 and Coastal was 9-1 in his 10 starts … Versus Big South opponents (six starts with a 3-0 record), ranked second in the league with a 1.86 ERA … Missed the last month of 2015 with an arm injury ...Versus Georgia Tech, struck out a then career-high six with one walk in five innings … Pitched a career-high 8.0-plus innings versus West Virginia, striking out a then career-high seven with just one walk … Struck out a then career-high nine in 7.0 innings in a win over Bryant ... Only allowed three hits and three walks … Won a great pitching duel with Longwood (7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, career-high 12 Ks) ... Longwood’s starter fanned nine with no walks in 6.2 innings ... Of the six hits he allowed versus Longwood, three were in the first inning which led to Longwood’s lone run ... However, after the three straight hits, Cunningham struck out the final two batters of the first inning and would go on to fan at least one batter in all seven innings and had two K’s in five of his seven frames ... His 12 K’s were one shy of the CCU record … In the first game CCU lost with Cunningham on the mound, he struck out five in 4.0 innings, but did not factor in the decision.
2014 (So.): Took a medical redshirt ... Missed the 2014 season due to off-season surgery on his throwing arm.
2013 (Fr.): Pitched in nine games with five starts before missing the second half of the season with an injury to his throwing arm ... Was 2-1 with a 3.30 ERA, striking out 21 in 30.0 innings and holding opponents to a .234 batting average ... In his final game, a win over Liberty, he pitched 5.0 innings allowing one hit and two walks with four strikeouts ... Named the third-best newcomer in the Big South by Baseball America in the preseason ... Suffered his lone loss in a start versus Elon, allowing six runs in 3.1 innings ... Since the Elon game, he pitched five times (two starts) and was 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA ... Over his last seven outings, allowed just four earned runs (eight total) in 23.2 innings with 19 hits, 10 walks and 18 Ks ... First collegiate win came versus Akron in relief, allowing one hit and one walk in 2.1 scoreless innings with two Ks ... Took a no hitter into the fifth inning in the Liberty finale before allowing a hit with one out in the fifth ... Got the win, allowing the one hit with two walks and four Ks.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Class AAAA Player of the Year and All-State ... Also named the Herald-Journal/GoUpstate Preps Baseball Player of the Year adding a .490 batting average ... On the ESPNHS.com South Carolina top 20 ... Fifth-best prospect in the state by HighSchoolSportsReport.com ... Struck out 24 (13 and 11) in the state championship three-game series, pitching twice ... Threw 23.1 scoreless innings in the postseason before allowing a run in the third inning of the title game ... Posted a 7-2 record with a 0.34 ERA and struck out 97 batters in 61.2 innings pitched ... Batted .409 with two home runs, 19 RBI and 25 runs scored ... Named all-area as a junior, batting .478 with 11 doubles and five home runs ... On the mound was 1-0 with six saves, a 1.33 ERA and 46 K's in 23 innings.