Coastal Carolina

CCU baseball completes key sweep of UT Arlington

Coastal Carolina’s Billy Cooke drove in three runs Sunday.
Coastal Carolina’s Billy Cooke drove in three runs Sunday. For The Sun News

Final score

Coastal Carolina 5, (at) UT Arlington 0

Turning point

Billy Cooke hit a two-run home run in the second inning, and that proved to be plenty for a Chanticleer pitching staff that allowed eight hits but no runs.

Offensive star

Cooke, who went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Decision takers

Winner: CCU starter Zack Hopeck (4-2), who allowed seven hits and struck out nine in 5 2/3 innings.

Loser: UT Arlington starter Jakob Hernandez (6-1), who allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out six in six innings.

By the numbers

Keeping record

Coastal Carolina 35-17-1 (20-7-1 Sun Belt), UT Arlington 29-22 (19-9)

Up next

Coastal Carolina at Clemson, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

David Wetzel: 843-626-0295, @MYBSports

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