May 8, 1999
CLEMSON, S.C. –Coastal Carolina scored four runs on five hits in the ninth inning to rally past Clemson 4-2 Saturday night at Tiger Field to give the Chanticleers two wins on two different opponents’ home fields in the same day. Earlier Saturday, Coastal defeated Furman 4-0 in Greenville.
With the win, Coastal Carolina improves to 36-12 while Clemson falls to 31-19.
In the top of the ninth inning, trailing 2-0, Chanticleer catcher Kevin Schnall singled and scored when Jason Davis drew a bases loaded walk from Clemson reliever Matt Additon. Coastal Carolina then tied and took the lead on a two-run single by first baseman Patrick Trees, scoring right fielder Brooks Marzka and designated hitter Chad Felty. The Chanticleers added their final run when Davis scored on third baseman Dorian Cameron’s RBI single. Felty, Schnall, and center fielder Jon Humay each finished the game 2-for-4.
The Tigers got on the board first in the fifth inning when sophomore left fielder Casey Stone laced a double into the right field gap scoring Tiger shortstop Bradley LeCroy. Stone finished the game 3-for-4. Clemson also added another run in the eighth when freshman third baseman Khalil Greene singled, stole second, and scored on a double by right fielder Justin Singleton.
Tiger starter Mike Proto went a career high eight innings, yielding five hits, striking out eight and allowing only one run in a no decision. Matt Additon (5-3) took the loss for Clemson as he failed to record an out in the bottom of the ninth, giving up three runs on three hits.
Sophomore starter Scott Sturkie had a no decision, but gave Coastal Carolina a great performance allowing two runs, one earned, on nine hits, while striking out nine in 7.2 innings of work. Freshman reliever Brad Shuka (3-0) picked up the win for the Chanticleers, striking out three of the four batters he faced.
The Tigers will host North Carolina Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Tiger Field. Sunday’s game will be televised live on Fox Sports South. In honor of Mother’s Day, all mothers attending Sunday’s game will be admitted free. All senior citizens presenting their AARP card will also be admitted free.
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