Coastal Carolina Tops WVU Baseball

Coastal Carolina scored six runs in the second inning en route to an 8-3 victory over West Virginia, today, at Watson Stadium, in the Baseball at the Beach Tournament.

Chanticleer relief pitcher Kent Altman (1-1) earned his first win of the season, pitching four innings, giving up one hit and striking out three batters. Starter Adam Fleet pitched the first four innings, giving up three runs on six hits, walking five and striking out one. Jarryd Summers (0-2) dropped his second decision of the season, pitching 2.2 innings, giving up seven runs, two earned, on five hits, walking three.

Coastal Carolina (6-1) scored eight runs on nine hits, while West Virginia (4-3) scored three runs on seven hits and committed three errors. Jed Gyorko led the Mountaineers with two hits, including a double and an RBI, and Vince Belnome finished with a team-high two RBIs. David Sappelt led the Chants with two hits and three RBIs and Scott Woodard and Adam Rice each finished with two hits. Tommy Baldridge finished with one hit and two RBIs.

In the second inning, the Chants' David Anderson reached on a WVU fielding error by first baseman Joe Agreste, advanced to second on a wild pitch from Mountaineer starting pitcher Jarryd Summers and scored on Baldridge's single to left field. Rice then doubled to left center, advancing Baldridge to third. Derek Martin grounded out to second, scoring Baldridge for the second run of the inning. Tyler Bortnick was hit by a pitch, and he and Rice both scored on Sappelt's double to left center. Scott Woodard reached on fielding error by shortstop Tyler Kuhn, allowing Sappelt to score. Woodard stole second, moved to third on Summers' second wild pitch of the inning and scored on a passed ball by WVU catcher Justin Parks. Coastal added single runs in the third and fourth innings to take an 8-0 lead. In the third, Bortnick walked, advanced to second on C. Gilmore's single to left field and scored on Sapplet's single up the middle.

In the fourth inning, David Doyle doubled to right field, advanced to third when Anderson flew out to center and scored when Baldridge flew out to left field. The Mountaineers cut Carolina lead to 8-3 in the fifth inning. Kuhn walked to lead off the inning before advancing to third on Gyorko's double down the left field line. Belnome doubled to center, driving in Kuhn and Gyorko, advanced to third on Markel's ground out to first. He then scored on Yost's double down the left field line.

The Mountaineers will face George Mason in game four of the Baseball at the Beach Tournament today at Watson Stadium at 11:30 a.m.

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