Coastal was a mainstay in the annual Big South softball awards, with Kelley Green taking Coach of the Year honors, and Kiana Quolas earning pitcher of the year.
Green, in her fifth season as Coastal Carolina’s head coach, led her team to a 20-4 League mark, setting the record for most Conference wins in Big South history, according to a news release. She led CCU to a 38-14 record and earned wins over North Carolina, Purdue and Virginia. Coastal was stout defensively, ranking sixth nationally in earned run average (1.58) and eighth in fielding percentage (.977), according to the release. The Chants also led the Big South and was ranked 24th nationally in home runs per game (1.10).
Kory Hayden (3B), Kiana Quoals (P); Ashley Bagwell (P) and Morgan Noad (DP) were named first-team all conference.
Sara Rasley (1B) and Amanda Daneker (C) were named second-team all conference.
Daneker was also named to the all-freshman team, and Quolas was named to the all-academic team.
Pelicans rank in sales
The Pelicans have been ranked in the top 25 in minor league baseball in merchandise sales for the 10th time in team history, according to a Monday story in the Sports Business Journal.
“The Pelicans incredible stadium experience has become well known amongst locals and the 15 million visitors,” said Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich in a news release. “We’re proud to have the incredible support of both and excited with the way they’ve continued to embrace our logo and merchandise.”
The publication began listing the top 25 in 1993, and the Pelicans are in the Top 15 in Minor League Baseball in merchandise sales since the team’s inaugural 1999 season, according to the release
High school boys tennis
•Berkeley (at) Myrtle Beach |
•(At) Hilton Head 6, St. James 1
| The Sharks fell to the Seahawks in a tough road battle.
High school boys soccer
•(At) Carolina Forest 2, West Florence 0
| Diego Alvarado and Ian McIlrath scored for the Panthers as Carolina Forest moved to 13-5 on the year.
•(At) Socastee 8, North Myrtle Beach 1
| Wesley Durant had a hat trick as the Braves defeated the Chiefs.
•St. James 8, (at) Wilson 1
| Brandon Wallace and Keaton Zimmer scored two goals apiece as the Sharks, currently third in the Region VII-AAA standings, clinched a playoff spot.
– SJ: Brandon Wallace 2, Keaton Zimmer 2, Matt Hinman 1, Andrew Volchoz 1, J.D. Vereen 1, Wilson own goal.
– SJ: John Astugillo 1, Andres Telis 1, Vereen 1.
– SJ: Volchoz (8 saves)
: St. James 10-7-1 (5-4 Region VII-AAA)
•(At) Myrtle Beach 11, Georgetown 1 |
Seahawks senior Helgi Nati had the hat trick and senior Heath Gray scored his first ever career goal as Myrtle Beach held off the Bulldogs. The Seahawks will close out their season tonight at North Myrtle Beach.
•Andrews (at) Waccamaw |
High school girls soccer
•St. James 3, (at) North Myrtle Beach 0
| The Sharks got the win over the Chiefs on St. James’ Senior Night as Sharks seniors Jenny Breeden and Nikki Myers found the net, senior Shannon Johnson had a six-save shutout in goal. Sharks freshman Hayley Brandon tagged on the third and final goal for St. James.
•(At) Carolina Forest 3, West Florence 0
| Lexi McCarthy scored two goals as the Panthers got the shutout over the Knights.
•Christian Academy 3, (at) Spartanburg Day 1 |
Caroline Gore, Mary Chandler Butler and Katya Durocher scored for the Saints as Christian Academy rolled over the Griffins.
• Former Coastal Carolina golfer Dan Obremski shot a 3-under-par 69 Monday at The Patriot at Grand Harbor to advance through local qualifying for the U.S. Open.Five players from the site who shot 70 or better advanced to sectional qualifying, which will be conducted at 10 U.S. sites on June 2. Sectional qualifiers then advance to the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort’s No. 2 Course from June 12-15.