May 2, 2010
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina University softball team won the three-game series against Winthrop with a 6-1 victory Sunday, May 2 at Terry Field. The Chanticleers improve to 25-26 overall and 6-9 in the Big South while Winthrop moves to 25-25 and 8-10 in the league.
Coastal struck early, scoring a run in the first inning. Sarah Maples reached first on a fielding error at first base and Jazmin Daigle singled to right center, putting runners at first and second. Cacia Pierre drew a walk to load the bases and Michelle Evans walked in a run to give the Chants a 1-0 lead.
Winthrop answered back, tying the game in the bottom of the first. Back-to-back walks by Megan Chapman and Pearl Coleshill followed by a bunt from Taylor Wright loaded the bases for the Eagles with no outs. Chelsey Schoenfeldt walked in the tying run, forcing Coastal to bring in Ashley Frederick to relieve Katelin Edwards in the circle.
With the game tied at 1-1, the Chanticleers took the lead once again in the fifth. Ashley Pisone drew a walk with one out and stole second to give Coastal a runner in scoring position. Maples popped up for the second out, but Daigle was patient at the plate, drawing a walk. Pierre drove in Pisone to regain the lead at 2-1.
Coastal added three additional runs in the sixth to clinch the game and series win. With two outs, Olivia Piccirillo singled to left center and Mecaela Ballard reached first on an error at second base to keep the inning alive. Pisone loaded the bases on a single to the shortstop and Maples doubled to left center to bring in three runs, giving Coastal a 6-1 lead.
Edwards started in the circle, but was relieved after walking in the run in the first. Frederick came in to finish the game, allowing no runs on five hits with nine strikeouts to get the win over the Eagles. Frederick improves to 14-15 while Cari Wooldridge takes the loss and falls to 14-13.
Both Daigle and Pierre went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Chants. Wright and Ashlee Revell led Winthrop, each recording two hits.
The Chanticleers finish up the regular season at Liberty May 7-8 before returning home to host the Big South Tournament May 13-15. The first game of the three-game Liberty series is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.