Motter talks about game-saving close call

Conway, SC - By Justin Felder - bio | email

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – It's one of the most debated plays in Coastal Carolina baseball history. Chanticleer shortstop Taylor Motter threw out the College of Charleston's Joey Bergman on a two-out ground ball that, if a run scored, would've ended CCU's season.

Most people will agree it was a close play. Some think the runner should've been called safe. The CCU player who made the throw disagrees.

"I think he was out," said shortstop Taylor Motter. "When I threw it, I didn't think the throw would be on-line as good as it was, but I saw a couple pictures and [CCU first baseman Rich Witten] was on with the ball in his glove, so I was happy."

Motter added that Witten made a great play to stretch out, get the ball, and keep his foot on the base. He also said that CCU head coach Gary Gilmore doesn't like when Motter snags ground balls with his bare hand, as he did on the much-debated play.

"He definitely doesn't like the flare that I bring, a little bit of flare here and there," said Motter. "Just practicing here and there, I guess it ended up working out for me."

CCU faces South Carolina in the Myrtle Beach Super Regional starting Saturday at noon.

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