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Baseball Defeats Toledo 14-4 In Caravelle Resort Invitational

The Chants scored multiple runs in the first four innings in the 14-4 win over Toledo

       

Rich Witten had his first home run of the season and drove in four in the win over Toledo.

Rich Witten had his first home run of the season and drove in four in the win over Toledo.

March 5, 2010

 

Box Score

 

CONWAY, S.C. – The eighth-ranked Coastal Carolina University baseball team (8-1) opened the Caravelle Resort Invitational with a 14-4 win over Toledo (2-2) March 5 in Conway, S.C.  The Chants scored multiple runs in the first four innings of the 10-run win.

 

Junior Rico Noel and redshirt-sophomore Tommy LaStella both hit solo home runs in the bottom of the first to give the Chants a 2-0 lead.  In the second, redshirt-senior Chance Gilmore was hit by a pitch and trotted home on a home run to right field by redshirt-sophomore Rich Witten, making it 4-0 Chants.

 

The Chant bats broke out in the third, scoring seven runs.  Senior Jose Iglesias walked to open the inning.  He looked to be out at second on a grounder from sophomore Daniel Bowman, but Jared Hoying dropped the throw from Kyle Shaw and both runners were safe.  Gilmore drove in both runs with a double to right.  Witten then continued his great day at the plate, scoring senior Adam Rice and Gilmore with a double.  Noel made it 9-0 with a single to left, scoring Witten and Iglesias finished the third-inning scoring with a double to left, scoring Noel and freshman Josh Conway.

 

Conway’s single in the fourth brought in Witten and Gilmore to make it 13-0 Coastal.  Toledo scored a pair of runs in the sixth to break the shutout as Tim Krofcheck scoring in Chris Dudics with a double and then scored on a passed ball.  The Chants answered with a single run in the seventh on a double from redshirt-junior Keith Hardwick that scored sophomore Scott Woodward.  Toledo scored two runs in the ninth on RBIs from Dudics and Krofcheck.

 

Witten was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored, while Noel, Iglesias, Gilmore and Conway brought in a pair of runs each.  For Toledo, Dudics was 3-for-5 while Krofcheck and Jason Edwards had two hits apiece.

 

Sophomore Anthony Meo earned the win for Coastal.  He struck out three and gave up five hits and a run in six innings of work.  Shaw was tagged with the loss, giving up seven runs in 2.1 innings.

 

Coastal will continue the Caravelle Resort Invitational Saturday, March 6 at 12 p.m., against Pittsburgh.  The Panthers are coming off wins over Albany and Ball State today.