Coastal Scores 2 in the 9th; Wins Gm1 of DH at Troy 3-2
TROY, Ala. - Turner Buis had a key pinch hit single to tie the game in the top of the ninth and Parker Chavers followed with an RBI fielder's choice to give #17 Coastal Carolina a 3-2 victory over Troy in game one of a Saturday doubleheader.
Buis got his hit with bases loaded and one out in the ninth. Chavers, playing before his family and friends as he grew up an in nearby Montgomery, Ala. -- an hour from Troy, hit a soft ground ball to shortstop, but it was enough to drive in the game-winner.
Shaddon Peavyhouse (2-3), wiggled his way out of trouble in the eighth, getting a ground out with bases loaded. In the ninth, he got a quick out before allowing a double. However, he induced a ground out and struck out the final batter to get the win.
Kevin Woodall Jr., gave Coastal a 1-0 lead in the top of the second with his 13th home run of the season and 34th of his career. The blast was into a stiff wind to right field, which is a 30-foot high wall.
Zack Hopeck was impressive through seven innings and exited with one out in the eighth with runners on second and third. While he was not pitching, both runners scored and snapped a streak of 14.1 innings of scoreless baseball by the senior, who threw a complete-game, seven-inning shutout last weekend.
Rigsby Mosely, who was on third, reached on a leadoff single and Chase Smartt, who was on second, walked. The two went moved up on a sacrifice bunt. Jay Causey came in and allowed a sacrifice fly by Manning Early to tie the game. After a walk loaded the based, Joey Denison chopped a slow roller off Peavyhouse for an infield single to bring home Smartt and a 2-1 Trojan lead.
Coastal scored twice in the top of the ninth to take a 3-2 lead. Seth Lancaster drew a one-out walk and moved to third on a hit-bnd-run single by Zach Biermann. The Trojans walked Woodall to load the bases. Buis, facing a3-2 count, lined an RBI single to right field to tie the game by scoring Lancaster. Chavers hit a slow roller to shortstop to bring home Biermann for the 3-2 lead.