Coastal was playing in its 18th Big South Tournament title game in the league's 26-year history of the event.
Sunday Game Time is set for 1 pm and telecast by American Sports Network. Follow @GoSSUSports on Twitter for schedule updates
Game 2 of the series is set for 2 pm Saturday
Zach Remillard accounted for all three Chanticleer runs
Series finale is set for Monday at 1 pm
2015 (Jr.): Was 2-3 with three saves in 26 appearances with two starts (at Presbyterian and at Florida State) … Led the team and ranked 11th in the Big South with 72 strikeouts for the season ... Versus Big South opponents, had a league-best 1.68 ERA in nine appearances (four walks versus 34 strikeouts) … Inherited 24 runners and just six scored … Drew his first career start in his 46th career appearance (series opener at Presbyterian) ... Pitched well, but did not factor in the decision thanks to shaky defense ... Struck out five and walked one in 5.0 innings .. Allowed six hits and five runs, but only two were earned … In the ninth inning of the season opener versus Old Dominion, entered with the bases loaded with two outs ... Struck out the only batter he faced to earn the save and preserve the shutout … With a 7-5 lead versus Georgia Tech, Morrison struck out three with no walks or hits in 2.2 innings for his second save … Got the win at The Citadel ... Allowed one hit, which led to a game-tying RBI, then struck out the next five batters he faced … Had a career performance spoiled in team’s loss of Longwood finale ... Pitched 5.1 innings and struck out a career-high seven with no walks ... Left the game with lead and was in line for the win … At the Big South Tournament, pitched three games ... Allowed eight hits and three runs in 5.2 innings ... Despite tying a career-high with seven strikeouts in just 3.2 innings in the championship game, was saddled with the loss … Struck out four in 4.0 innings (two appearances) in the NCAA Regional, fanning three in 2.1 innings versus Cal and one in 1.2 innings versus Texas A&M.
2014 (So.): Saw action in 17 games, going 1-0 with a save ... Picked up his first collegiate win, pitching 1.2 innings versus Pittsburgh in the opening weekend series ... Threw a career-high 104 pitches at The Citadel, allowing six hits and four runs in his five innings ... Pitched 2.2 scoreless and allowed just one hit at UNC Wilmington with two walks and four strikeouts ... Picked up his first career save in the Radford finale ... Pitched 1.1 innings, allowed one hit and one walk with three of his four out coming by strikeout ... Struck out a career-high five in 2.2 innings at College of Charleston, walking one and allowing two hits ... Summer 2014: Coastal Plain Summer League Pitcher of the Year ... Tabbed by Baseball America as the sixth-best pro prospect from the 2014 Coastal Plain League ... In 23 regular season appearances, he recorded a league-high 18 saves, which tied the CPL single-season record ... Posted a 0.36 ERA during the regular season, allowing only one earned run and 11 hits in 24.2 innings pitched ... Only walked seven batters while striking out 29 ... Held opponent batters to a meager .139 average against him, while sporting a WHIP of 0.73.... Helped the Florence RedWolves claim the top seed in the West Division in the Petitt Cup Playoffs and, during the playoffs, finished with a perfect 0.00 ERA ... Recorded three saves with 11 strike outs over 8.1 innings pitched ... Also named 2014 CPL All-Star.
2013 (Fr.): Accumulated 11.2 innings with 11 strikeouts in 12 appearances ... Had a strikeout in eight of 12 outings ... Did not factor in any decisions and posted a 2.31 ERA ... Inherited 12 runners - including the bases loaded twice - and did not allow any to score ... Fanned two in one inning in his debut versus San Diego ... Allowed only one extra-base hit, a double at College of Charleston.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named first team 2A All-State by the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association ... Got the win for Gilbert in the 2A state championship game as current CCU teammate Connor Owings got the save ... Was 8-0 with 58 strikeouts as a senior as the Indians posted a 30-2 record.