Nov. 1, 2009
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina University baseball fall practice wrapped up Nov. 1 with game two of the 2009 Chanticleer World Series. The Teal team won the event, defeating the Black team 7-5 and winning the two-game aggregate 14-9.
The Teal team jumped out to four runs in the first inning. Rico Noel and Chance Gilmore walked to open the inning. Noel stole third and scored on a single from Tom LaStella. Hayes Orton then would drive in two runs with a single to right. The fourth run would score as Josh Conway, who walked and went to third on the Orton single, scored on a wild pitch. Teal would score twice in the third on a two-run home run from Jose Iglesias.
The Black team came back with a run in third on a solo shot from Steve Davis. Rich Sanguinetti would match that for Teal in the top of the fourth with a solo shot to left center. The Black team would score three runs in the bottom of the fourth, sending eight men to the plate. Scott Woodward singled, stole second, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a single from Taylor Motter. After Luke Schlechte walked, Daniel Bowman scored Motter on a single. Josh Keener then grounded to third but Bowman beat the throw to second, allowing Schlechte to score.
The Black team ended the scoring in the seventh as Davis singled home Motter with one out, but Keener lined to the pitcher Conway, forcing Bowman at third and ending the game.
LaStella and Orton had two hits apiece for Teal, while Woodward had three hits and Davis and Bowman had two hits apiece for the Black team. On the mound, Anthony Meo struck out three in 3 1/3 innings. Stefan Del Pino and Jim Birmingham struck out four apiece for the Black team.
The 2010 Coastal Carolina baseball season starts Friday, Feb. 19 with the Caravelle Resort Tournament. Coastal faces West Virginia at 4 p.m.