Chants score a season-high 15 runs in the team's final home game of 2013
Ryan Connolly improved to 4-3, pitching the final four innings
The rubber match of the series will be Sunday at 2 pm
Chanticleers pounded out a season-high 18 hits
Ryan Connolly pitched in his 124th career game, which ties for 19th on the NCAA all-time list
2012 (Fr.): Played in 36 games, getting 14 starts ... Played in 13 of the first 14 games ... Took over as the team's center fielder for five games (Virginia through Pitt) after the injury to Jacob May ... In the Albany DH, stole his first career base in the first game, coming into the game as a pinch runner, and scored the eventual game winner in the eighth ... Started in game 2 and gave CCU some breathing room with a two-run double in the eighth as the Chants won 7-4 -- his first two career RBI ... Came off the bench to deliver a single and scored in game one of the Gardner-Webb DH ... Started the next game in left field and went 1-for-3 ... Stole his second base of the season as a pinch runner at Virginia Tech ... In the Liberty finale, walked in his only two plate appearances, scoring once ... Came off the bench in the second game at Michigan, going 1-for-1 and scoring to spoil a shutout bid by the Wolverines ... Was 1-for-3 in the regular-season finale, driving in the game-winning run in the 2-0 decision at Charleston Southern ... Played in all three games of the NCAA Columbia Regional.
Prior to Coastal Carolina:Tabbed first team Virginia All-Group AAA and VirginiaPreps.com honorable mention All-AAA baseball teams ... Earned first team All-Met honors by the Washington Post ... Named first team All-Concorde District, helping the Cougars to their first district title since 2006 ... Stole 24 bases and batted .438 with 30 RBI ... Was 3-0 with five saves as a pitcher ... As a junior, earned all-region honors ... Batted .420 with a region-best 29 stolen bases ... Was All-Concorde District as a sophomore, batting .350 with 15 stolen bases ... Also played football, earning All-Concorde District as a wide receiver as a senior and at running back as a junior, and was an all-state performer in track ... Named the 2010-11 Oakton High School Male Athlete of the Year as he was the baseball co-MVP and the football Offensive MVP.