March 15, 2014
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Coastal Carolina battled, but ultimately could not overcome a first-inning, six-run deficit as High Point claimed an 11-8 victory Saturday night to gain a doubleheader split and win the weekend series.
In the first inning, High Point sent 10 men to the plate to score its six runs.
The Chants got one of those runs back in the top of the second. Anthony Marks singled, Nick Oberg walked and Tyler Chadwick hit an RBI single. However, Coastal committed two errors in the home half of the second and the Panthers scored three runs to take a 9-1 lead.
Coastal once again answered as Zach Remillard blasted a three-run home run in the top of the third to cut the deficit to five, 9-4. The home run was the first of the season by Remillard.
The Panthers pushed their lead back to six, 10-4, thanks to an RBI double by Spencer Angelis. HPU looked to make it a seven-run game, but Marks threw out a runner at the plate for the third out of the frame.
In the sixth inning, Coastal loaded the bases and scored once thanks to an RBI single by Chadwick to make the score 10-5.
After being shutout for 3.2 innings, High Point scored once in the bottom of the seventh as Josh Spano doubled and scored on a double by Angelis to put the Panthers up 11-5.
The Chants scored three runs in the top of the eighth to make the score 11-8. With the bases loaded, Tyler Herb reached on an RBI fielder's choice, scoring one, and Connor Owings followed with a two-run single.
Coastal put two on base in the ninth, but could not take advantage to fall 11-8.
Owing was 3-of-5 in game two, while Chadwick was 3-for-4. Cole Schaefer (3-1) suffered the loss.
Coastal Carolina will return to action Tuesday, hosting UNC Wilmington at 6 pm.