OMAHA, NE (WMBF) – Coastal Carolina is just one of two teams left this baseball season, and will play for the NCAA baseball championship on Monday night after eliminating TCU on Saturday. The Chants beat the Horned Frogs 7-5 to advance to the championship series starting next week.
Alex Cunningham pitched 6.1 innings after losing to TCU when he last started on Tuesday. The 2-3-4 hitters in the lineup - Anthony Marks, Zach Remillard and Connor Owings - went a combined 7-12 on the night.
Tyler Chadwick also homered to give Coastal its first home run in five games of the College World Series. He finished 3-4, just a triple short of hitting for the cycle.
Coastal will face the University of Arizona in the best-of-three round starting on Monday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.
This is Coastal's first CWS appearance; the Wildcats won the national title in 2012 after beating South Carolina in the championship round.
Stay tuned to WMBF Weekend Today on Sunday for your game recap from Joe Murano, who is in Omaha with the team. Hear from the players and Gary Gilmore about this record-setting achievement, and more.