MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – On Thursday, many area employees brought the Chanticleers' championship game into the workplace.
Offices throughout the Grand Strand made it a point to watch Coastal Carolina win its first national championship after beating Arizona in the winner-take-all game of the College World Series.
The Brandon Agency was Chants all the way up as they cheered along with each big play.
"There's 24 people that graduated from Coastal with the company, so it was, hands down, the game would be on and we would be watching it," said Erin Adkins, the agency's marketing and social media director.
Those at The Brandon Agency weren't the only ones cheering on the team during office hours.
Employees at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce were rocking their teal and on the edge of their seats waiting for the next big play.
"Everybody is definitely having a blast with it," said Mikki Walls, the chamber's convention sales manager. "Even the visitors that come into the lobby, they get involved with it. And having the game on here in the conference room where we are usually working is kind of a treat, so we're loving it."
Both offices still made it a point to work through the game but have fun at the same time.
"Such a fun place to work, and people have been very vocal about the fact that we work hard and we play hard, and work is supposed to be fun," Adkins said. "You spend a lot of time there, so might as well make it worth it."
Both offices agreed that watching Coastal Carolina take the national stage has been surreal, for both alumni and the entire community.
"It's definitely putting us on a national level and you can't buy that kind of advertising," Walls said. "Whether they win or lose, they are heroes to us, so I think it just brings interest to the region, and we love our visitors, and I think it's awesome."
The WMBF newsroom was also watching the game, cheering on the team as they took the championship.