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Baseball to Host Winthrop; Friday's Time Changed

Winthrop is Coastal Carolina's most common opponent, meeting on 120 previous occasions

       

Seth Lamando is set to pitch Sunday's game versus Winthrop.

Seth Lamando is set to pitch Sunday's game versus Winthrop.

March 20, 2014

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina baseball team will play its Big South home opener this weekend by hosting rival Winthrop March 21-23 at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

Game time for Friday's game has been moved up one hour with first pitch now set for 5 pm. Game times for Saturday and Sunday are set for 3 pm and 2 pm, respectively.

Winthrop is Coastal Carolina's most common opponent, meeting on 120 previous occasions, and the Chanticleers own a 74-47 advantage versus the Eagles in the all-time series, including a 36-20 mark at home. (The next closest common opponent for the Chants is Charleston Southern - which CCU hosts March 28-30 - with 96 previous meetings.) Coastal has won three straight versus Winthrop, six of the last seven meetings and 17 of the last 23 encounters. CCU is 21-7 when playing its first home league game of the season and has won 15 of its last 16 home league openers.

The Last Meeting
Coastal Carolina4
Winthrop3
April 14, 2013
Rock Hill, N.C.
Baseball Sweeps Winthrop With 4-3 Win Sunday
CCU Baseball won its ninth straight and swept its second straight conference opponent with a 4-3 win at Winthrop Sunday.

Friday (3/21) @ 5 pm
Audio: GoCCUSports.com
Live Video: Big South Network
Live Stats: Gametracker
Pitching Matchup: Winthrop LHP Sam Kmiec vs. Coastal LHP Ben Smith - ranks fourth in the NCAA in strikeouts per nine innings (12.49)
- First 100 fans will receive a souvenir Coastal Carolina Baseball Mason Jar
- Dizzy Bat Dash
- Home Run Inning
- #7Innings Guess the Hour and Minute of the 7th Inning Stretch

Saturday (3/22) @ 3 pm
Audio: 100.3 FM (locally) and GoCCUSports.com
Live Video: Big South Network
Live Stats: Gametracker
Pitching Matchup: Winthrop RHP Joey Strain vs. Coastal RHP Tyler Herb
- Cup Stack Race
- 1-2-3 Inning
- #7Innings Guess the Hour and Minute of the 7th Inning Stretch
- Bubblegum thrown to fans singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

Sunday (3/23) @ 2 pm
Audio: 100.3 FM (locally) and GoCCUSports.com
Live Video: Big South Network
Live Stats: Gametracker
Pitching Matchup: Winthrop TBA vs. Coastal RHP Seth Lamando
- Rubber Chicken Toss
- Home Run Inning
- #7Innings Guess the Hour and Minute of the 7th Inning Stretch
- Bubblegum thrown to fans singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

Looking past the weekend, Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore is only nine wins away from becoming the 50th NCAA Division I baseball coach to record 1,000 for a career. Gilmore, in his 25th season as a head coach, is 991-479-2. He is in his 19th season at CCU and is 739-377 as the Chanticleer skipper.

Also, the following are two items of note for next week:
1. Coastal Carolina will play at The Citadel Tuesday, March 25 at 4 pm, making up the postponed contest between the teams that was originally scheduled for March 4.
2. Coastal Carolina will play at South Carolina Wednesday, March 26 at 7 pm. The game will be televised on Fox Sports South.