LEXINGTON, Va. Tyler Herb struck out a career-high 10 batters to lead the Coastal Carolina baseball team to a 6-1 win over VMI in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.
In the second, the Keydets rallied for a 10-9 win in the 10th inning after scoring the winning run on a dropped fly ball by the Chants (15-12, 4-2 Big South).
Herb, meanwhile, went eight innings and all nine of the Chants’ starters had hits in the victory.
• (At) South Carolina 6, Texas A&M 3 | LB Dantzler led off the bottom of the eighth with a solo home run to break a 3-all tie and Dante Rosenberg doubled in two more as the Gamecocks edge the Aggies.
Dantzler also homered in the sixth.
Adam Westmoreland allowed one run on three hits in 42/3 innings to pick up the win in relief for South Carolina (22-6, 5-4 SEC).
• (At) North Carolina 10, Clemson 3 | Matt Roberts homered and drove in four runs and Kent Emanuel allowed just one run in eight innings as the Tar Heels routed the Tigers (16-10, 5-5 ACC).
CCU women’s track and field
• The Coastal Carolina women’s track and field team won six events in the 18-team North Florida Osprey Invitational.
Erica Peake (100 meters, 11.58; 200, 23.35) and Latesha Simpson (long jump 17-83/4; high jump 5-6) both won two events.
Coastal’s 400-meter relay team – Darriale Henley, Qwontajah Thompson, Simpson, Peake – won in 45.22, and the 1,600-meter relay team – Peake, Thompson, Camille Hurley, Jessica Gelibert – won in 3:42.10.
Other Chants with top 10s were: Symphony Thompson (100, third, 11.90); Qwontajah Thompson (100, 10th, 12.12; 200, third, 24.66); Kelila Naules (long jump, sixth, 17-21/4; triple jump, fifth, 38-2); Simpson (200, eighth, 24.87); Ashley Davis (200, 10th, 25.00; 100 hurdles, eighth, 14.54); Hurley (400, second, 56.53; 100 hurdles, sixth, 14.29); Sharmaine Barnes (400, seventh, 57.62); Mary Lawrence (pole vault, third, 11-73/4); Gelibert (400 hurdles, fourth, 1:00.21; 100 hurdles, second, 13.92); Anjulia Nicholson (hammer throw, seventh, 158-5; discus, fifth, 146-9); Amirah Al-Bayyinah (triple jump, third, 39-41/2); and Tiffani Kuhn (javelin, fifth, 114-1).
The Chants also sent several performers to the 94-team Raleigh (N.C.) Relays, where the 3,200-meter relay team – Emily Marchini, Shelby Nicosia, Jessica Dennison, LaChelsie Thomas – took fourth (9:09.72) and Letitia Saayman finished 12th in 10,000 with the second-fastest time (35:23.32) in school history.
CCU men’s track and field
The Coastal Carolina men’s track and field team won three events at the North Florida Osprey Invitational.
Reggie Nelson (high jump, 6-83/4) and Cameron Griggs (shot put, 51-10) each won individual events, while the 400-meter relay team – Ronnie Jackson, Joe Wilson, Eric Brown, Corey Hackett-Greene – won in 41.17.
Other Chants with top 10s were: Wesley Edwards (high jump, second, 6-83/4); Wilson (100, seventh, 10.69); Jackson (100, eighth, 10.77); Brown (100, ninth, 10.85); Wilson (200, sixth, 21.29); Hackett-Greene (200, 10th, 21.75); DeAndra Lipscomb (400, third, 48.30); Hackett-Green (400, sixth, 49.03); Desmond Wallace (110 hurdles, fourth, 14.29) Russell Kanner (400 hurdles, second, 53.57); Griggs (hammer throw, fifth, 165-5; discus, fifth, 152-5); Jordan Roach (hammer throw, seventh, 136-7; discus, third, 158-3); Jordan Entwistle (javelin, second, 197-5); Jackson Corcoran (javelin, fourth, 186-5); Chris Tillotson (javelin, sixth, 178-6).
• (At) Gardner-Webb 3, Coastal Carolina 2 | Morgan Baker singled in Samantha Meenaghan in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Runnin’ Bulldogs outlasted the Chants.
Brooke Donovan and Morgan Noad drove in runs for CCU (20-13, 7-2).
CCU men’s tennis
• Coastal Carolina 4, (at) East Carolina 3 | Yusuke Kusuda, Ted Nilsson and Matias Di Pasquale each earned singles victories as the Chants (10-5) extended their winning streak to five.
CCU women’s lacrosse
• Coastal Carolina 16, (at) Presbyterian 15 | Keri White had four goals, Paige Timberg had three and Rachel Waldron added two to lead the Chants to their first Big South victory.
Kimmy DeLonge notched six points, netting two goals and adding four assists for Coastal (4-6, 1-0).
High school boys lacrosse
•(At) Socastee 18, Bluffton 3
| Nick Borriello had a hat trick and four assists, Jiovany Rendon scored four goals, and the Braves rolled past Bluffton.
Socastee coach Matt Fox believes his team may make it the state playoffs, but isn’t certain.
“We’re on the bubble,” he said. “It’s kind of like the NCAA bracket. The top eight seeds from the Lower State get in and we play a pretty tough schedule. The teams we lost to are amongst the top 10 in the state. I’d like to say we’re about a 50-50 shot. There are some teams in the midlands with a better record, just not better in the power rankings.”
Matt Chatfield had two goals and one assist, along with Daquon Brown and Conor O’Brien scoring two goals apiece for the Braves. Nick Goolsby, Mike Alessi, JoJo Richards, Tim Young and Wayne Bauerle had one goal each and goalkeeper Joe Williams recorded six saves.
The Braves (6-5) will find out on Monday if they are eligible for postseason play, and Fox said his squad will be ready for the call.
“Absolutely [we’ll be ready],” he said. “We’ll play Wando most likely. We played them twice and lost two tough games but if we make it, we’ll be ready to play them on Tuesday.”
High school baseball
• Socastee 6, (at) Georgetown 1 | Four different player drove in runs to lead the Braves past the Bulldogs.
• W–Austin Schmitz (3-1). L–Ryan Holcombe. Top hitters – Socastee: Hunter Renfrow 2-4; Zack Hyde 2-4, RBI; Dylan Thompson 2-3, RBI; K. Smith 1-3, RBI; T. Bigham (0-2, RBI. Georgetown: R. Williams 1-3; N. Brown 1-3, run.
Records – Socastee 10-5 (4-2 Region VII-AAA), Georgetown 4-10 (2-4).
High school softball
• Ross (Ohio) 7-8, (at) North Myrtle Beach 1-7 | The Chiefs dropped a pair of the Rams.
• W–Kristi Carroll (1-0). L–Taylor Hansis (3-7). Top hitters – Ross: Samantha O’Toole 2-4; Carroll 2-4. North Myrtle Beach: Makala Gore HR; Julia Gore 2-3.
• W–Carroll (2-0). L–Summer Lewis (2-2). Top hitters – Ross: Holly Hudson 2-5; Carol Huff 2-5; Stacy Stockmeier 2-4; Taylor Witt 3-4. Chey Roberts 2-4; Myatt Hardwick 2-4; Lewis 2-4, 2 RBIs.