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Coastal Carolina blanks Bulldogs

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Chris Hook Photo

CONWAY, S.C. – Coastal Carolina blanked the Bryant University softball team on Tuesday morning, 7-0, to conclude the two-game series.

GAME INFORMATION
Coastal Carolina 7, Bryant 0
Location: Patriots Point (Conway, S.C.)
W|L|S:
Kaitlin Beasley-Polko (W, 12-2) | Gabrielle Ermish (L, 0-5)

COACH FRENCH'S COMMENTS

"We fought and battled," said head coach Nick French. "That's a game that could have ended in a double-digit deficit or a shortened run rule game, but we were able to make some plays on defense, learn a few new situations and get a lot of experience. So overall we got a lot better today which is what spring break is for."

KEY MOMENT

  • In the bottom of the second, Abbey Montoya smacked the ball on a 1-1 pitch over the right field fence for a two-run homer.  

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Five of Coastal Carolina's runs came from home three different home runs. In the second inning, Montoya hit the first homer to bring in the first two runs. Followed by a solo and a two-run homer in the fourth inning.
  • In the third inning, the Chanticleers loaded the bases with three walks. Sarah McKeveny (Bohemia, N.Y.) threw a wild pitch that made its way past Marianna Politis (Arcadia, Calif.), and CCU capitalized on the situation by making their way home.
  • With a runner on second, Coastal Carolina hit a ground ball to Jessica Gradillas (Nogales, Ariz.), who overthrew to first base in an attempt to get the out. The Chanticleers advanced to second and scored an unearned run.

STATS

  • Politis tallied two base hits, leading the Bulldogs with the only hits of the day.
  • Gabrielle Ermish (Pottstown, Pa.) led with two strikeouts, giving up two walks in two innings pitched.
  • Adriana Sanchez (Clyde, Ohio) made her pitching debut for the 2019 season, striking out one batter and giving up just one hit during two innings in the circle.

GAME NOTES

  • The Bulldogs drop to 0-2 all-time against CCU.
  • Politis notched a season-high of two hits.
  • Sanchez appeared in her first game of the 2019 season tallying a season-best of one strikeout.

UP NEXT
The Bulldogs remain in South Carolina and are set to meet with No. 13 South Carolina for a doubleheader tomorrow at 12 and 2:30 p.m.