Ryan Connolly ends career 5th on NCAA all-time appearances list and with Big South career-best 2.23 ERA
The Chanticleers will have Thursday off and play Friday at approximately 1:30 pm.
Seth Lamando is just the third Chanticleer to be named Big South Freshman of the Year
Game two of the series will be Friday at 6 pm
Game two is Saturday at Noon; CCU to honor seniors
2013 Blacksburg Regional: Coastal Carolina vs. Virginia Tech
2013 Coastal Carolina Baseball vs. James Madison (Feb. 17, 2013)
2012 NCAA Columbia Regional vs. Clemson Game 5 (June 3 | Carolina Stadium)
2012 (Fr.): Started the season as the #3 weekend starter ... Moved to the bullpen at Gardner-Webb (April 7) and went 2-1 (one loss came as a starter in the NCAA Regional) with three saves and a 2.17 ERA in 29.0 innings ... In those 14 relief appearances, he allowed 19 hits and eight runs (seven earned) with 13 walks and 35 strikeouts .. Earned his first collegiate win, pitching 4.2 scoreless innings in relief against The Citadel ... Despite allowing two runs and two walks over 2.0 innings, Smith struck out five to earn win number two in the first game of the High Point DH ... Entered the Clemson game (4/24) with CCU leading 10-7 in the ninth with two runners on base, he would record a strikeout, weak fly out and strikeout to earn his first collegiate save ... Pitched well in his two relief appearances at Liberty ... In game one, struck out the only batter he faced ... In game three, retired all three batters he faced ... Was dominant in getting the save versus Winthrop (5/11) ... Pitched four shutout innings without allowing a hit or a walk and striking out six ... Posted six K's for the second consecutive outing, throwing 3.1 innings at College of Charleston ... Got the save in the Big South championship game versus Liberty ... Entered the championship game with runners on first and second and one out ... He got a fly out and, after running the count full, got a strikeout swinging to end the contest ... At the NCAA Columbia Regional versus Clemson (6/3), started and pitched 4.1 innings, allowing six hits and four runs with two walks and five strikeouts.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Texas Sports Writers Association second team All-State pick as a pitcher and honorable mention All-State as a first baseman ... Also a second team All-State honoree by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association ... Helped Rider High to the state title ... Selected the Player of the State Championship Game as the winning pitcher ... Named to the UIL 4A State Championship All-Tournament team as a first baseman ... Selected to play for Team Texas in the Heartland Classic ... District 4-4A Pitcher of the Year ... Was 12-2 on the mound with a 1.47 ERA and a school-record 160 strikeouts, versus 39 walks, in 90.2 innings pitched ... Had a school-record 16 Ks versus Dumas HS ... Had 11 complete games, including five shutouts ... Offensively, batted .366 with 44 RBI, seven doubles, four triples and two home runs ... As a junior, helped the Raiders to the state semifinal ... Named first team All-District as a first baseman ... Batted .350 with 18 RBI ... Was 3-0 pitching with a 1.00 ERA, striking out four in nine innings ... As a sophomore, named first team All-District as a pitcher, also being named to the Red River Diamond Dozen squad ... Was 7-3 with a 1.49 ERA ... Struck out 31 in 56.1 innings, allowing just seven walks.