Chants face Duke at 5 pm Sunday ; ADMISSION FOR ALL FANS IS FREE
Chanticleers return to action Saturday at 1:30 pm
Pitt won Game 1 10-6 and Coastal won Game 2 8-5 in 7 innings
Chanticleers Host Pittsburgh Feb. 14-16 (Game one at FMU's Sparrow Stadium, Games 2-3 in Myrtle Beach)
Coastal Carolina will play its final home game Tuesday vs. region rival and CAA leader UNC Wilmington.
Initially came to Coastal as a dual-sport athlete on a basketball scholarship, but focused on just baseball starting in 2013 ... Named the 58th-best pro prospect in the Coastal Plain League by PerfectGame.org.
2013 (RFr.): Started all 14 games he appeared, serving as Coastal's #3 starter ... Tied for the team lead with six wins, going 6-2 ... Was the starting pitcher in three of CCU's four shutouts ... Only walked 17 in 58.1 innings with 38 strikeouts ... Had a tough outing in his debut (at #1 North Carolina), however, in the four starts afterwards, was 3-0 (he did not pitch the requisite 5 innings to get the win vs Akron) with a 1.61 ERA and walked just one batter with 18 strikeouts in 22.1 innings ... Best outing of his freshman season was versus Gardner-Webb, pitching seven innings and allowed six hits, one run, no walks and season-high six strikeouts ... After a tough outing at VMI, bounced back to get the win and improve to 4-1, pitching a predetermined 4.0 innings versus The Citadel ... Was dominant versus College of Charleston, pitching a predetermined three innings and striking out six with no walks as CCU would go on to fan a school-record 19 in the 14-inning affair ... At Presbyterian, scattered five hits, relying on his defense with numerous ground ball outs ... Pitched 5.2 scoreless versus the Blue Hose in the 1-0 win with one walk and four strikeouts ... Pitched 5.2 scoreless in getting the win in the UNC Asheville finale ... Allowed six hits and one walk with five strikeouts. 2012 (Fr.): ... Redshirted the 2011-12 basketball season due to injury, and a second injury forced him to sit out the 2012 baseball season as well ... Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: 38th Round, 20th pick (1,162nd overall pick) by Boston Red Sox in the 2011 Major League Draft ... A two-sport standout at Hickory High School ... Named honorable mention All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball ... Led the Red Tornadoes to a 17-11 baseball record as a senior and the fourth round of NCHSSA 3A playoffs ... Was 7-3 as a senior ... Had 96 strikeouts in 65 innings, allowing just 45 hits ... For his career, struck out 239 batters ... Threw a complete-game two-hitter versus St. Stephens ... In basketball, averaged 17 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists last season to help lead Hickory High School to a 26-4 overall record and a No. 3 ranking in North Carolina ... Selected to the all-district first team, was named all-region and was named to the Charlotte Observer All-Star team in his conference.