Chanticleers put Blue Raiders away early


Photo by Xavier Anker

The baseball team celebrates their win over Middle Tennessee State University with a “Chants Up.”

The Coastal Carolina University baseball team defeated the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders at home 11-3. 

 The game started with the Blue Raiders scoring first. MTSU’s sophomore Eston Snider scored in the top of the first inning due to a throwing error by the Chanticleers. 

 It quickly changed when Coastal got their first at-bats. In the bottom of the first, super senior Nick Lucky singled, letting freshman Blake Barthol score home. 

 Later in the first, senior Graham Brown hit a three-run home run allowing both Lucky and freshman Caden Bodine to jog to home plate. The Chants were still not done in the first inning when senior Anthony Galason was thrown out at first but gave sophomore Derek Bender enough time to score. 

 By the end of the first inning, Coastal had already taken a commanding 5-1 lead over MTSU. 

 During the bottom of the second, senior Chase Hudson was batted in by Bodine on a fielder’s choice, giving the Chanticleers a 6-1 lead. Neither team was able to score a run during the third and fourth inning. 

 At the top of the fifth inning, MTSU catcher Jerimiah Boyd homered, allowing him and junior Jackson Galloway score cutting the lead 6-3. 

 Coastal tacked on another run in the seventh inning when super senior Payton Eeles singled bringing Brown home. 

 The Chanticleers dominated the bottom of the eighth inning. It started off with freshman Dean Mihos scoring off of a wild pitch. Later in the inning, Bodin singled, letting both Hudson and freshman Blake Barthol score. Coastal kept on scoring in the bottom of the eighth when Brown doubled and allowed Lucky to easily cross home plate.  

 By the end of the eighth inning, Coastal had pulled away and secured the victory with a score of 11-3. 

 The Chanticleer baseball team will be playing again in a three-game series against the Creighton University Bluejays from Feb. 24-26.