RALEIGH, N.C. (WMBF) – Coastal Carolina baseball is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals after coming back to beat North Carolina State 7-5 on Tuesday afternoon.
This will be the third trip to the Supers for CCU in program history.
The Chants scored four runs in the top of the ninth as part of a resumed game that was postponed close to 1 a.m., Tuesday morning.
Rain halted play in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded and one out for Coastal. At the time of resumption, G.K. Young grounded out to first to cut the deficit to 5-4. After Tyler Chadwick was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Seth Lancaster's line drive to right brought home to more runs to give Coastal a 6-5 lead. Billy Cooke added another RBI after that.
Mike Morrison came in and closed the door in the bottom of the ninth to seal the win.
Coastal's opponent in the Super Regionals is still to be determined. The Chants will face the winner of Rice and LSU, who play at 5:00 on Tuesday. If Rice wins, Coastal will host the Supers Saturday-Monday. Should LSU win, the Chants will be on the road playing in Baton Rouge.