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Checking in on Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina had a very successful season in 2007 where they were named as a Regional host for the first time in school history. They also accumulated 50 wins for the second time in the last three seasons. Doug Kroll of CSTV recently checked in with head coach Gary Gilmore about his expectations for the upcoming season and including some of the challenges facing the program . The full article is available here.

Coastal Carolina Announces 2008 Schedule!!

Four in-season tournaments, including the annual Baseball at the Beach at BB&T Coastal Field, 13 games against Atlantic Coast Conference competition, midweek games at traditional powers and 21 Big South Conference games highlight the 2008 Coastal Carolina University baseball schedule, annouced today (Oct. 29) by head coach Gary Gilmore.

Coastal will open the season Friday, Feb. 22 against Maryland in the IMIChotels.com INN-vitational. Coastal will have another game against the Terrapins and two games against Virginia Tech to wrap up that tournament. After a midweek game at the College of Charleston, the Baseball at the Beach Tournament will take place Feb. 29-March 2. Coastal faces Marshall Friday at 4 p.m., West Virginia Saturday at 4 p.m., and host both Western Carolina and George Mason on Sunday, March 2.

Coastal then hosts two more tournaments, the Springmaid Beach Resort Tournament and the Centex Homes Invitational. The Chanticleers will play Toledo and Ball State in the first tournament and Ball State and Michigan, a 2007 NCAA Super Regional participant, in the last in-season tournament of the year. A road game at North Carolina, the 2007 College World Series runner-up, will be in the middle of the two tournaments Tuesday, March 11 at 3 p.m.

Coastal travels to Clemson Tuesday, March 18 at 7:15 p.m. Clemson and Coastal faced off in the championship game of the 2007 NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional. A road game at UNC Wilmington follows the next day. The Chants host Albany for a three-game set March 21-23. After a midweek game at The Citadel, Coastal opens its Big South schedule at Liberty March 28-30. The home portion of the Big South schedule begins April 4-6 against Winthrop. Coastal hosts UNC Asheville and High Point while traveling to Charleston Southern, VMI and Radford on the conference schedule this year. The Chants also have home-and-home matchups with College of Charleston, UNC Wilmington, The Citadel, Elon and Wake Forest.

The Chanticleers have one more non-conference series as they travel to Atlanta, Ga., to face Georgia Tech May 2-4. After the three-game set at Radford May 16-18, the Chanticleers will travel to the Big South Tournament in Danville, Va., May 20-25.

“You look at the challenge we took on last year. I think this one follows suit,” Gilmore said. “It may even be a greater test. We have 13 ACC games plus two with Michigan, who will probably be a top-15 club coming out of the gate. We also have our normal nailbiters with teams from the region. It may be as competitive if not the most competitive schedule we’ve played. For us to ever host again and to one day have a chance to win a regional and move forward, these are the teams outside of our league that we need to play. We’re looking forward to it as we’re trying to build this program to be able to compete with these national powers day in and day out.”
Coastal (50-13) won 50 games in a season for the second time in three years in 2007. Coastal was a top-seed and hosted the 2007 NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional. The Chanticleers also won both the Big South regular season and tournament championship for the first time since 2002.

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Presbyterian College releases 2008 schedule

Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC has released their 2008 schedule. The 2008 season will be the first year that the College has competed in Division 1 and will join the Big South Conference in 2009. They will open the season at UNC Asheville on February 22nd for a three game set. Some of the other highlights on the schedule is a visit from Yale for two games and heading to Tennessee, taking on Clemson in Greenville SC, and taking part in the Coastal Carolina Tournament where they will take on Michigan, Ball State, and the hosts Coastal Carolina. The full schedule is available here.

Cape Cod Baseball League Awards for Week 2

The Cape Cod League has announced that Bobby Gagg (Coastal Carolina) of Yarmouth-Dennis was named the Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week while his teammate at Yarmouth-Dennis in Gordon Beckham (Georgia) was named the Coca-Cola Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Gagg started for Yarmouth-Dennis against Orleans on Tuesday. He pitched seven shutout innings while only allowing four hits. Gordon Beckham hit .360 on the week while driving in five runs. He also had two homers and two doubles on the weekend. The full CCBL Release is available here.

Coastal Carolina beats The Citadel

Coastal Carolina headed to Riley Park on Tuesday to take on The Citadel Bulldogs and came away with a 5-1 victory. Matt Rademacher led the offense with 3 RBI and freshman starting pitching Nick McCully pitched 5.0 innings while only allowing one run on four hits and a walk. His record goes to 3-2 on the season. The Citadel starter Matt Reifsnider gave up three runs (two earned) over his five innings to drop his record to 2-2. The offensive star for the Bulldogs were Chris Swauger and Matt Arnold who each had two hits in the game. Both teams will head back to conference action with The Citadel hosting the College of Charleston while Coastal Carolina will host Liberty. Both series start Friday.

Coastal Carolina Recap
The Citadel Recap