Coastal Carolina Holds on for 2-1 Win Over Marshall
March 2, 2014
MYRTLE BEACH - Coastal Carolina freshman Cole Schaefer allowed three hits and an unearned run in his six innings and classmate Zac Burke escaped a bases loaded jam in the seventh inning to lead the Chanticleers (4-6) to a 2-1 victory over Marshall (3-7) Saturday night at the Caravelle Resort Tournament played at TicketReturn.com Field and Pelicans Stadium.
The Caravelle Resort Tournament concludes Sunday with three games. Marshall and Rhode Island begin the festivities Sunday at 10 am, followed by James Madison versus West Virginia at 1:30 pm. Coastal will host Duke in the finale with first pitch set for 5 pm. All fans will be admitted for free to the CCU-Duke contest.
Schaefer, who struck out three batters and walked none, improves to 2-0. Burke pitched the seventh and eighth innings and allowed one hit and one walk with three strikeouts. Tyler Poole worked a perfect ninth to earn his third save of the season.
Coastal Carolina grabbed an early 1-0 lead, scoring once in the bottom of the second without the benefit of a hit. Zach Remillard walked and Colin Hering reached on an error. A second error in the inning put runners on the corners and Reid Moman plated Remillard by executing a safety squeeze.
Marshall tied the game thanks to a CCU error. Aaron Bossi started the third inning with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. A throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt at second allowed Bossi to take third and Sergio Leon followed with an RBI ground out.
The Chants got that run back in the third. Nick Oberg had a leadoff infield single but a throwing error allowed the sophomore to take second. Jake Kane, ho was 2-for-4, followed with a bunt single, moving Oberg to third. Connor Owings hit an infield single, driving in Oberg on the play for a 2-1 CCU lead.
The Herd loaded the bases with one out in the seventh but Burke escaped unscathed by striking out Robert Fajardo and Sergio Leon.
Marshall starter Matt Margaritonda (0-2) was the tough-luck loser. He allowed four hits and two run with three walks and six strikeouts.