Wow, the brand new baseball season is off to a roaring start for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. In their sixth game of the season they upset the #3 North Carolina Tarheels 7 – 3. CCU is ranked #18 nationally and will probably move up from there. This might well be a great season. I can’t wait!
This weekend we were visiting my father-in-law in Goldsboro NC and we ended up having to get a hotel in Kinston since Goldsboro was full up. As it happened, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were playing Kinston so we decided to all go to the baseball game. It was fun and despite getting down 8-1 by the second inning, the Pelicans came back to lead it 9-8 in the top of the ninth. An error at first left it tied after nine, and it was getting late so we had to leave. The Pelicans ended up losing 10-9. Funnily enough, they were staying in the same hotel as us and I saw a few of them at the breakfast buffet on Sunday morning.
The same weekend, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers dropped their two games in the Super Regional to North Carolina. These best of three formats are rough, because whoever loses the first game is in desperate straights no matter how you do it. It’s bittersweet with CCU. On the one hand, losing and ending the season is never anyones first choice. It is the best season in the team’s history though so it is hard to be too upset about that. Oh well, we’ll get them next year.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers baseball team is advancing to its first ever Super Regional berth. Today they beat Eastern Carolina University 24-11. Amazingly, they scored 13 runs in the 2nd inning between the first and second outs. Holy crap! Once again the season has gone by in a flash without me getting out to a game. Now I has a second chance at that. I hope I can make it to one of the Super Regional games. I said years ago if either Georgia Tech or the University of Louisiana Lafayette made it to Omaha, I’d buy a ticket and head there. We’ll see if I can get that deal on CCU.