COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – Friday, July 1 has been designated "Chanticleer Baseball National Champions Day" through South Carolina in a proclamation issued by Governor Nikki Haley.
The proclamation encourages all South Carolinians to "join together in congratulating the Chanticleer baseball team and Head Coach Gary Gilmore for their outstanding performance in the 2016 College World Series," according to a news release from the governor's office.
Gov. Haley ordered the CCU flag be flown over the Statehouse to honor the Chants on their victory on Thursday, and she issued the following statement:
"Michael and I are proud to congratulate Coastal Carolina University on winning its first national championship in school history. This team embodied so many of the things we love about our state - and the fact that the Chanticleers are bringing the College World Series championship trophy back to South Carolina is something we can all celebrate. Cinderella is a Chanticleer!"
View a copy of the proclamation below: