CONWAY — CCU volleyball’s volunteer statistician Peter Forman is one of eight statisticians across the country to be selected as part of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Tryout Staff, according to a university release.
Forman is considered one of the best inputters for the program known as DataVolley, documenting everything happening on the court, and helps coaches make evaluations on players.
“I am thankful and honored for being selected to be a part of the Women’s National Team Tryout by Tom Pingel and Karch Kiraly,” Forman said in the release. “It was great to work with so many outstanding coaches and statisticians. Seeing some of these athletes play right in front of me was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The task given to me, along with seven other statisticians, was to scout the tryout using DataVolley. The stating process was very different from what is required at the college level. It opened my eyes to a whole new way of using DataVolley and made me a better statistician. This tryout not only had me stunned by the talented players, but also made me better at what I do for Coastal Carolina University.”
During a match, Forman inputs every time a player touches a ball, according to the release. Once the information is inputted the coaches can use it to see how the team is performing, as well as the other teams performance.
Forman, 19, is the youngest statistician selected to the tryout staff, according to the release.
Coastal takes over lead for Sasser Cup
Coastal Carolina is in first-place for the Big South Conference’s 2013-14 George F. “Buddy” Sasser Cup Trophy, following the winter athletic season. CCU has accumulated 133.25 points in nine sports for a Conference-best 14.81 average, according to the release. High Point is in second in the overall standings with its average of 14.11 (127 points in nine sports), while Liberty sits in third-place at 13.68 (136.75 points in 10 sports).
Coastal Carolina has won or shared five conference titles during the 2013-14 season – women’s cross country, men’s soccer, football (co-champion), women’s indoor track & field and men’s basketball. Coastal Carolina, which was second in the standings at the conclusion of the fall season, last won the Sasser Cup in 2006-07.
Radford is in fourth-place in the Sasser Cup standings with its average of 10.89 (98 points in nine sports). Winthrop is fifth at 10.17 (91.5 points in nine sports), while Campbell is sixth with its 9.89 average (89 in nine sports). Longwood stands seventh with its 8.00 average (48 points in six sports), while UNC Asheville holds the eighth position at 7.56 (68 points in nine sports). VMI (7.34 average; 58.75 points in eight sports), Gardner-Webb (7.15; 71.5 points in 10 sports), Charleston Southern (5.83; 52.5 points in nine sports) and Presbyterian College (4.53; 36.25 in eight sports) round out the Sasser Cup standings.
CCU baseball falls to UNCW
After allowing a run to go down 4-3 in the top of the ninth, UNC Wilmington loaded the bases and Terrence Connelly came through with a two-run single to give the Seahawks (13-14) a 5-4 win over Coastal.
In the top of the ninth inning for Coastal, Nick Oberg drew a one-out walk and took second on a two-out single by Tyler Chadwick. Connor Owings followed with an RBI single to right field to put the Chanticleers (12-18) up 4-3, according to a university release.
In the bottom half of the inning, pinch hitter Luis Renvil hit a leadoff double and Josh Abshire followed with a single. Casey Golden hit a slow roller to third and Coastal was not able to record an out as the Seahawks loaded the bases on the fielder’s choice. Facing a 2-2 count, Connelly was able to slap the ball into left field, scoring Renvil and Abshire to provide the 5-4 win.
CCU softball splits with UNCW
The Coastal Carolina softball team split two one-run games with UNC Wilmington in a non-conference doubleheader, rallying for a 2-1 victory in the opener, but falling by the same 2-1 score in a nine-inning nightcap.
Kory Hayden hit a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning of the first game for the Chanticleers (23-11), according to a university release. UNC Wilmington (17-17) won the second game on an RBI single by Erin Brown.
CCU women’s tennis
Coastal Carolina women’s tennis defeated Big South rival Longwood 6-1 Wednesday. With the win the Chanticleers improve to 15-3 overall, 3-2 in conference, while the Lancers fall to 3-8, 1-6, according to a news release.
High school baseball
• South Hills 4 (at) Socastee 1 | Jon Ayala’s two-out, two-run home run in the third inning gave South Hills the edge it would need as they defeated Socastee.
• W–Erik Martinez. L–Sam McKinney.. Top hitters – South Hills: Jon Ayala, HR, 2 RBIs. Socastee: Finn Melko 2-for-3; Dalton Smith 2-for-3.
Records – South Florence, Conway.
• Carolina Forest (at) Sumter
• W–Pitcher (x-x). L–pitcher (x-x). S–Pitcher (x). Top hitters – Carolina Forest. Sumter.
High school boys golf
• Georgetown 163 (at) Carolina Forest 164 | Carter Weaver and Will Marlowe co-medaled as the Bulldogs got by the Panthers with one stroke.
GEORGETOWN 163 – Carter Weaver 38, Will Marlowe 38, Evan Runion 40, Patrick Walsh 47.
CAROLINA FOREST 164 – Chris Stern 40, Will Wallace 40, Ben Roleson 41, Bailey Endres 43.
Course – Wedgefield. Par – 36.
• Johnsonville (at) Waccamaw |
• Cape Fear (at) Socastee |
• St. James (at) Georgetown |
High school softball
• (At) Aynor 11, Loris 1 | Morgan Elliott pitched five innings of one-hit ball, and Aynor overmatched Loris. Jessie Johnson led the Blue Jackets offensively, going 3-for-3 with a double, 3 RBIs and two stolen bases.
• W–Morgan Elliott (2-0). L–Alex Faircloth. Top hitters – Loris: Callie Cox 1-for-2. Aynor: Jessie Johnson 3-for-3, double, 3 RBIs; Brooke Elliot 2-for-4; Hannah Seaver 1-for-3, 3 RBIs; Shelby Cox, 1-for-3, double; Tamara Altman 2-for-3; Laura Nobles 1-for-3.
Records – Aynor 6-4.
• Conway 4, (at) Myrtle Beach 2 | Kady Edwards was 3-4 at the plate and scored two runs as the Tigers ousted the Seahawks.
• W–Breanna Van Deusen (1-3). L–Emmalee Ballard (3-5). Top hitters – Conway: Kady Edwards 3-4, 2 runs. Myrtle Beach: Kristina Mendeola 1-1, RBI, Carly Grace 1-3, run, Serena Bethle 1-2, run..
Records – Conway (7-6). Myrtle Beach (3-5)
(At) Waccamaw 4, Timberland 0 | Isabel Sanchez was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs cored as the Warriors shutout Timberland.
• W–McKenzie Lugin (5-5). L–H. Welch. Top hitters – Timberland: H. Welch 1-3. Waccamaw: Isabel Sanchez 3-3, 2 RBIs, 2 runs, 2B, Emily Heimberger 2-3, Olivia Dunlap 2-3, run.
Records – Waccamaw: (7-5)
High school boys tennis
• (At) St. James 6, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 1 | The Sharks held the Saints to just one match to pick up the win.
Singles – Jeffrey Dayton (STJ) d. Alan Butler 6-0, 6-0; Joseph Martinez (STJ) d. Spencer Underwood 6-3, 6-3; Chrstian Heath (STJ) d. Brayden McCauley 6-0, 6-3; Thomas Leonard (STJ) d. Jason DiGeronimo 6-3, 6-1; Brandon McDonald (CAMB) d. Carlos Cordero 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
Doubles – Dayton /Leonard (STJ) d. Butler /Underwood 8-0; Critt Gore/Connor Young (STJ) d. Tyler Underwood/Ian McCauley 6-0, 1-6, 12-10.
Records – St. James (7-3, 2-2)
• Georgetown 4, (at) North Myrtle Beach 3 | The Bulldogs got the victory over the Chiefs.
Singles – Ben Wilkins (G) d. Stokes McIntyre 6-1, 6-1; David Stalvey (G) d. Will Panos 6-1, 6-0, 10-5; Wade Allen (NMB) d. Jarrett Cooper 6-4, 7-5; Caleb Wood (NMB) d. Chris Hdmes 7-5, 7-5; Alex Weaver (NMB) d. Will Freeman 2-6, 7-6, 10-6.
Doubles – Wilkins /Stalvey (G) d. McIntyre /Panos 6-2, 6-4; Gabe Helms/Sean Morris (G) d. David Lamb/Neil McDonald 6-1, 6-2.
High school track & field
Boys: Georgetown 89, St. James 87, Waccamaw 66, North Myrtle Beach 63, Carvers Bay 51
Waccamaw 125, St. James 109, North Myrtle Beach 90, Carvers Bay 74, Georgetown 41, Myrtle Beach 41.
From Tuesday: Conway 88, Carolina Forest 60