Coastal Carolina Chanticleers baseball

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers baseball program has been the university's most consistent program in terms of success. Head Coach Gary Gilmore (903–464-1 at CCU, 1,156-566-3 overall) has led the Chanticleers to 16 NCAA Regional appearances and three Super Regional appearances since being hired in 1996. The program has received #1 regional seeds on five occasions (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2018) and won 50+ games in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2016. In addition, the Chanticleers hosted NCAA Regionals in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2018. The program hosted a Super Regional in 2010 and won the 2016 College World Series.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
2023 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers baseball team
UniversityCoastal Carolina University
Head coachGary Gilmore (28th season)
ConferenceSun Belt
East Division
LocationConway, South Carolina
Home stadiumSprings Brooks Stadium
(Capacity: 5,400)
ColorsTeal, bronze, and black[1]
NCAA Tournament champions
College World Series appearances
NCAA regional champions
2008, 2010, 2016
NCAA Tournament appearances
1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022
Conference tournament champions
Big South: 1986, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016

Sun Belt: 2018, 2019
Regular season conference champions
Big South: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016

Sun Belt: 2017, 2018

Future Chicago White Sox major league pitcher Brad Goldberg played for the team in 2009-10, making 18 appearances (17 in relief) in those two seasons.[2]

In 2010 Coastal went 29-0 in Big South play, winning both the regular season Big South Championship and the Big South Tournament Championship plus the Regional, but lost in the Super Regionals 2-0 to the University of South Carolina.

In 2016, Coastal went 21-3 in Big South play, winning the regular season Conference Championship and the Conference Tournament. In the 2016 post-season, Coastal won the Raleigh Regional by beating the NC State Wolfpack 2-1. The Chanticleers went on to beat the LSU Tigers 2-0 in the Baton Rouge Super Regionals, and ultimately got to the 2016 CWS Final and defeated Arizona two games to one to win the National Championship. The title game finished mere hours before Coastal officially left the Big South Conference, the school's home since 1983 (1984 baseball season), for the Sun Belt Conference. The state's governor Nikki Haley proclaimed July 1, 2016, the day after the title game and also Coastal's first official day as a Sun Belt member, "Chanticleer Baseball National Championship Day" throughout South Carolina.

Historically, Coastal's primary baseball rivals have been Winthrop, Liberty, and Charleston, although this may change following Coastal's move to the Sun Belt Conference.

NCAA Regional appearances

NCAA Regional Results
1991 Tallahassee, FL Regional

Lost to Florida State, 7–0
Lost to Georgia Tech, 11–7

2001 Athens, GA Regional

Defeated Georgia Tech, 5–3
Defeated Georgia Southern, 15-3
Lost to Georgia, 9-3
Lost to Georgia, 8-7

2002 Atlanta, GA Regional

Lost to Georgia Tech, 6-0
Defeated Louisville, 9-1
Lost to Georgia, 9-7

2003 Lincoln, NE Regional

Lost to Missouri State, 8–3
Lost to Eastern Michigan, 9-8

2004 Columbia, SC Regional

Lost to North Carolina, 6–5
Lost to The Citadel, 10-1

2005 Tempe, AZ Regional

Defeated UNLV, 12-8
Lost to Arizona State, 11-3
Defeated UNLV, 14-10
Lost to Arizona State, 9-5

* Coastal Carolina receives first ever #1 seed

2007 Myrtle Beach, SC Regional at BB&T Coastal Field

Defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 7-1
Lost to Clemson, 11-8
Defeated St. John's, 6-5
Lost to Clemson, 15-3

CCU receives #1 seed and hosts regional for first time

2008 Conway, SC Regional

Defeated Columbia University, 10-2
Defeated Alabama, 13-10
Defeated East Carolina, 24-11

CCU receives #1 seed and hosts regional on-campus at Charles Watson Stadium for first time

2009 Chapel Hill, NC Regional

Defeated Kansas, 11-3
Lost to North Carolina, 14-5
Lost to Kansas, 5-1

2010 Myrtle Beach, SC Regional

Defeated Stony Brook, 6-0
Lost to College of Charleston, 16-6
Defeated Stony Brook, 25-7
Defeated College of Charleston, 8-7
Defeated College of Charleston, 11-10

CCU receives #1 seed and hosts regional at BB&T Coastal Field

2011 Clemson, SC Regional

Defeated Connecticut, 13-1
Lost to Clemson, 12-7
Lost to Connecticut, 12-6

2012 Columbia, SC Regional

Lost to Clemson, 10-3
Defeated Manhattan, 11-1
Lost to Clemson, 5-3

2013 Blacksburg, VA Regional

Lost to Oklahoma, 7-3
Lost to Virginia Tech, 9-1

2015 College Station, TX Regional

Lost to California, 9-3
Defeated Texas Southern, 4-1
Lost to Texas A&M, 8-1

2016 Raleigh, NC Regional

Defeated Saint Mary's, 5-2
Defeated NC State, 4-0
Lost to NC State, 8-1
Defeated NC State, 7-5

2018 Conway, SC Regional

Defeated LIU Brooklyn, 16-1
Lost to Washington, 11-6
Lost to UConn, 6-5

2019 Atlanta, GA Regional

Lost to Auburn, 7-16
Defeated Florida A&M, 9-4
Lost to Georgia Tech, 8-10

2022 Greenville, NC Regional

Lost to Virginia, 2-7
Defeated Coppin State, 10-8
Defeated Virginia, 7-6
Defeated East Carolina, 9-1

NCAA Super Regional appearances

NCAA Super Regional Results
2008 Cary, NC Super Regional at USA Baseball National Training Complex

Lost to North Carolina, 9-4
Lost to North Carolina, 14-4

2010 Myrtle Beach, SC Super Regional at BB&T Coastal Field

Lost to South Carolina, 4-3
Lost to South Carolina, 10-9

CCU hosts Super Regional for first time

2016 Baton Rouge, LA Super Regional at Alex Box Stadium

Defeated LSU, 11-8
Defeated LSU, 4-3

NCAA College World Series appearances

On June 19, 2016, the Chanticleers baseball program made their first ever appearance in the CWS defeating #1 ranked Florida Gators. The Chanticleers made it through the double elimination bracket with one loss. In the Best of 3 Series against Arizona, the Chanticleers lost game 1 but rallied back to win games 2 and 3. On June 30, 2016 the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers defeated Arizona 4-3 in game 3 to become the 2016 NCAA Men's Baseball Champions.

NCAA College World Series Results
2016 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE

Defeated No. 1 Florida, 2–1
Lost to TCU, 6–1
Defeated No. 5 Texas Tech, 7–5
Defeated TCU, 4–1
Defeated TCU, 7–5

CWS National Championship Series (Best of 3)
Lost to Arizona, 3–0
Defeated Arizona, 5–4
Defeated Arizona, 4–3

Alumni on MLB Rosters

In 2017, Coastal Carolina has had 3 former players on active MLB rosters.

In all, the university has produced 11 players on active MLB rosters, beginning with Mickey Brantley in 1987.

NCAA vs MLB Exhibition Game

On March 29, 2011 the Coastal Carolina baseball team scheduled an exhibition game against MLB's Texas Rangers at the Chanticleers home field for 2013, BB&T Coastal Field in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Rangers won the game 6-2.[3]

See also

  • List of NCAA Division I baseball programs


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