Coastal Carolina

CCU baseball clinches series with win over UT Arlington

Coastal Carolina’s Kevin Woodall Jr. hit his 17th home run of the season Saturday.
Coastal Carolina’s Kevin Woodall Jr. hit his 17th home run of the season Saturday. For The Sun News

Final score

Coastal Carolina 4, (at) UT Arlington 1

Turning point

Down by a run entering the eighth, the Chants rallied for four in the final two innings to come from behind to win. In the eighth, Cory Wood tied the game at 1 with a single and Kevin Woodall Jr. put Coastal ahead on a solo home run. Kieton Rivers singled in two to push the lead to 4-1 in the ninth.

Offensive star

Woodall Jr., who went 3-for-5.

Decision takers

Winner: Coastal starter Andrew Beckwith (7-1), who allowed one unearned run on five hits and struck out three in eight innings

Loser: Mavericks reliever Daniel James (0-2), who allowed four runs on six hits in 1 2/3 innings.

By the numbers

0Earned runs given up by Beckwith

12Chanticleers left on base

17Woodall’s home runs on the season

Keeping record

Coastal Carolina 33-17-1 (18-7-1), UT Arlington 29-20 (19-7)

Up next

Coastal Carolina UT Arlington, 1 p.m. Sunday

David Wetzel: 843-626-0295, @MYBSports

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