COLUMBIA - Tyler Herb's complete game effort helped keep Coastal Carolina alive in the NCAA Columbia regional on Saturday afternoon. The sophomore threw nine innings, allowing one unearned run and only two hits while striking out five on the day.
The Chanticleers offense woke up after a quiet opening round loss against Clemson the day before. CCU pounded out 15 hits while driving in 11 on the way to an 11-1 victory. Centerfielder Jacob May went 3-4, while driving in 3 runs and homering for the second time this season. Senior Rich Witten also collected three RBI while Alex Buccilli drove in two.
Manhattan is now eliminated from the regional after suffering losses to defending champion South Carolina and Coastal Carolina.
The Chants improve to 42-18 on the year, and advance to another elimination game on Sunday, June 3rd at noon. CCU will face the loser of Clemson vs. South Carolina, who will face off against each other in the postseason for the first time since 1980.