May 13, 2013
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina baseball team will put its five-game win streak on the line Tuesday (May 14) as it hosts region rival UNC Wilmington at 6 pm for the Chanticleers' final home game of 2013 at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
The game will also be the last of the "Final Four" promotion. All youth 18 and under will be admitted for free and the cost for adults is just $7 per person. In addition, the first 100 fans will receive a free cell phone charging accessory. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance through www.GoCCUSports.com or by calling 843-247-8499.
Not only will the game pit a pair of rivals but both Coastal Carolina and UNC Wilmington are both making late-season runs toward an NCAA postseason. Coastal (32-18) has wrapped up the Big South South Division title and will be co-Big South regular season champions with a sweep at Charleston Southern (May 16-18). The Chants have an RPI of 40 and will add to its strength of schedule raking of 55 by hosting the Seahawks as UNC Wilmington (36-16) leads the Colonial Athletic Association with a 17-6 record and has an RPI of 25.
Coastal is scheduled to start junior right-hander Tyler Herb (4-1). Herb has missed the last five weeks after sustaining a shoulder injury. UNC Wilmington will counter with right-hander Nick Monroe.
This will be the second meeting between the Chants and Seahawks this season. The two teams previously met on March 13 in Wilmington with UNCW winning 13-7. After that loss, Coastal's record fell to 7-10 but the Chants would use the game as a rally point to win 17 of its next 19 contests.
While UNCW snapped a seven game losing streak to CCU with the win earlier this season, Coastal Carolina owns a 52-20 advantage in the all-time series, including a 30-13 mark in home games.
The game will be broadcast locally on The Team 100.3 FM. Also, the game can be followed by two methods on www.GoCCUSports.com. The radio broadcast can be heard as part of the Chanticleer Sports Network and CCU will provide lie stats via GameTracker.