April 7, 2013
MYRTLE BEACH - The Coastal Carolina softball team fell to Radford 4-2 Sunday afternoon in the final game of the teams' Big South Conference series at Carolina Forest High School.
Radford (14-20, 7-3 BSC) scored all four its runs in the second inning against CCU starter Ashley Bagwell. The Highlanders got four htis in that frame, including RBI singles from Casey Burns, Ryndee Ruch and Hilari Hopkins, and took advantage of a hit batter to lead off the inning, along with one Chanticleer error.
Coastal got on the board in the third inning as Bri Chiusano hit a one-out double and scored on a two-out single to center by Pierre.
The Chants put the first two runners on in the fourth as Jazmin Daigle singled and Brooke Donovan reached on an error after a sacrifice. However, when the ball got away from Radford in the field Daigle tried to score and was called out at the plate. The senior was shaken up on the play but returned to the game.
Pierre recorded her second triple of the season with two outs in the fifth, but Radford freshman left-hander Rachael Walters followed by getting an inning-ending flyout.
Rasley trimmed the deficit to 4-2 on a bullet over the left-field fence with one out in the sixth. The Chants threatened for more as Jessie Winans drew a walk and Chiusano reached on an infield single with two outs. However, Walters escaped on another flyout.
CCU put the tying runs on in the seventh as Kory Hayden hit a leadoff single and Daigle added a base hit with one out. However, a popup to the third baseman off the bat of pinch-hitter Paige Goldsack turned into a double play to end the game.
The Chanticleers outhit Radford 9-6, but left 10 runners on base. Chiusano and Daigle each had two hits.
Bagwell (9-6) surrendered just two hits after second inning, while striking out six and walking one in the game. Walters (10-6) struck out four and walked four.
Coastal steps out of conference and travels to Columbia on Wednesday for a doubleheader against South Carolina, with the first game scheduled for 5 p.m.