Riley Norton and Connor Owings hit home runs to blow open a tight game in the eighth inning
Chanticleers and Blue Hose Play Game Two of the Series Friday at Noon
Michael Paez accounted for all three CCU runs
Tyler Herb won his fifth straight despite giving up seven early runs
Chants play at The Citadel Tuesday at 4 pm and at South Carolina Wednesday at 7 pm.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Two-time first team All-State ... Rawlings Atlantic regional honorable mention All-American ... Led Blythewood to a 27-7 record and the 2013 AAAA state championship, falling in the best of three series to Lexington ... Was 7-1 entering the state championship series, but suffered a pair of losses in the series to finish 7-3 I 79.2 innings pitched ... Also played second base when not pitching ... Batted .351 (29-for-111) ... Set a school record with nine career saves ... Part of staff that had streaks of 22 and 25 scoreless innings in 2013 ... Tabbed Region 4 Player of the Year, going 9-1 with three saves and a 1.13 ERA as a junior ... Struck out 62 in 62 innings ... Was 2-2 with a school-record six saves in 2011, helping Blythewood to Region 4 and District 4 Championships ... Also swam competitively in high school and was a member of the Ultimate Frisbee State Championship team .... Member of the National Beta Club and National Honor Society ... High school teammate of current CCU freshman pitcher Allen Louthian.