Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina baseball tops UNC Wilmington, pushes win streak to six games

Coastal’s Kyle Skeels drove in four runs Tuesday.
Coastal’s Kyle Skeels drove in four runs Tuesday. For The Sun News

Final score

(At) Coastal Carolina 13, (at) UNC Wilmington 6

Turning point

The Chanticleers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, highlighted by an error on a fly ball that allowed three runs to score.

Offensive star

Coastal’s Kyle Skeels went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and came a triple shy of the cycle.

Decision takers

Winner: Coastal reliever Bobby Holmes (5-3), who allowed one run on three hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Loser: Seahawks starter Levi Gesell (0-1), who allowed five runs (two earned) on two hits in 2/3 innings.

By the numbers

5First-inning runs by the Chanticleers

6Straight wins for CCU

13Hits by the Chants

Keeping record

UNC Wilmington 24-23, Coastal Carolina 31-16-1

Up next

College of Charleston at Coastal Carolina, 6 p.m. Wednesday

David Wetzel: 843-626-0295, @MYBSports