Chanticleers Fall In Final Game Of The Three Game Set To No. 20 Louisiana

       

March 11, 2018

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CONWAY - After splitting their Saturday doubleheader to No. 20 Louisiana, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers dropped the Sunday afternoon rubber game to Ragin' Cajuns on by the score of 4-2, dropping them to 14-10 on the season and 1-2 in the Sun Belt Conference. Courtney Dean was the offensive highlight for the Chants as the freshman was able to hit a pair of home runs.

After a scoreless top of the first inning, the freshman, Dean hit her first of two home runs in the bottom of the first over the centerfield fence to give the Chants an early 1-0 advantage.

The Cajuns picked up two runs in the top of the second as the lead-off hitter, Jolie Readeaux singled to left field and then advanced to second and third base on wild pitches. Julie Mass got aboard on a fielder's choice, scoring Readeaux from third base. With Mass on second, Beasley-Polko was able to get Kourtney Gremillion to foul out down the left field line to junior shortstop Alexis Alvino. With nobody covering third base, Mass advanced to third but as Alvino trying to make a play, the ball slipped out of her hand to allow Mass to come around to score.

The Cajuns picked up a run in the top of the fifth and sixth innings to go ahead 4-1, but in the bottom half of the inning, senior Kailey Mellen led off the inning as she was robbed of a base hit for the second time in the game by Gremillion at first base. That out became a big one for the Cajuns as Dean came up two batters later and connected for her second of the game and team-leading fifth of the season to cut the lead 4-2.

Louisiana starter Casey Dixon closed out the game in for her fourth win of the season as she went seven innings allowing three hits and two runs.

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