With bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the 11th with the Coastal Carolina baseball team clinging to a 3-2 lead, Ryan Connolly got two pop outs and a strikeout for his eighth save and lift the Chanticleers to a series-opening win at Winthrop on Friday night.
With one out in the top of the 11th, Luke Willis reached on an infield single and moved to second on a hit-and-run ground out. Zach Remillard then fisted a bloop single just between the shortstop and left fielder, allowing Willis to score from second in what proved to be the game winner for the Chants (22-12, 8-2 Big South).
Tyler Slaton, Thomas Brittle, Garrett Boulware, Steve Wilkerson, Steve Duggar and Joe Costigan each had RBIs for Clemson (24-11, 10-6 ACC).
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High school softballCarolina Forest 11, (at) West Florence 1
Records – Carolina Forest 19-1
The second-year squad lost 113-110 to the North Dallas Vandals in the Final Four. The Vandals will play the Jacksonville Giants in the best-of-three finals beginning Saturday.
The Warriors lost to Jacksonville in last season’s finals.