Myrtle Beach Regional Recap for Day 1

Here is your Myrtle Beach Regional Recap for Day 1.

Coastal Carolina 6 Stony Brook 0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – In the opening game of the 2010 NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional, No. 4 national seed Coastal Carolina (52-7) fought off a pesky Stony Brook (29-26) squad for a 6-0 victory, June 4. With the win, the Chanticleers advance to the 7 p.m. Saturday game against the winner of tonight’s College of Charleston and NC State contest, while the Seawolves will play in the 1 p.m. elimination game tomorrow against tonight’s loser.

The contest was delayed 18 minutes at the beginning, as rain came out of the sky when Coastal starter junior Cody Wheeler was taking his final warm-up pitches. Despite the delayed start, the junior held the Seawolves scoreless in the first, as did SBU starter sophomore Nick Tropeano who struck out the side in the bottom of the opening inning.

The Chanticleers were the first on the board, scoring in the bottom of the second. Redshirt-sophomore Tommy LaStella led off with a single to left and moved to second on senior Adam Rice’s sacrifice bunt. A ground out advanced LaStella to third with two down and sophomore Daniel Bowman drove a single to left score LaStella and give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

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College of Charleston 9 NC State 6

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Sophomore LF Jose Rodriguez (Hialeah, Fla./Broward College) went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and senior RHP Kevin Decker(Washington, Ind./Seminole CC) struck out seven in 7.1 innings as the #2 seeded College of Charleston defeated #3 North Carolina State Friday evening in the opening round of the 2010 NCAA Regional at BB&T Coastal Field. The Cougars improve to 43-17 on the season and will meet #1 seed and regional host Coastal Carolina Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Charleston jumped out 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning, using four hits to stake the early lead. Senior 2B Joey Bergman(Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) led off the frame with a single and advanced to second when junior CF Cole Rakar (Mt. Pleasant, S.C./Wando) was hit by a pitch. A RBI single through the right side by redshirt-sophomore Rob Kral (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) scored Bergman and a sacrifice fly to left by sophomore 3B Matt Leeds (Boca Raton, Fla./American Heritage) plated Rakar for the first two runs. After a single by Rodriguez, junior RF Baker Knox (San Mateo, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) ripped a RBI single to left to bring home Kral.

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