Coastal Carolina put up two runs in the first inning and that was enough as the Chanticleers came away with the 3-0 win over the Presbyterian College softball team in the final game of the Kickin' Chicken Classic held Feb. 9-11, at the Coastal Carolina Softball Field.

CCU 3, PC 0

Coastal Carolina got on the board early with a two-RBI single from Samantha Sack in the bottom of the first, with Kailey Mellen adding a run in the second off a RBI single to short.  PC threatened with runners in scoring position in the final inning after Cassie Nichols drew a two-out walk and Chelsea Lyons advanced her off a single to left.  That was it as the next PC batter struck out to end the game with the Chanticleers taking the 3-0 win.

At the Plate

Three different Blue Hose collected a hit apiece with Jonnie Petree, Ansley Wilbanks and Lyons.  Sack led Coastal Carolina with a hit and two RBI.  Mellen posted a hit and RBI as well.

In the Circle

Polko Beasley pitched the entire game for CCU, moving to 2-0 on the season after not surrendering a run, while striking out 11, with three hits.  Sarah Ramsbottom dropped to 0-2, going 0.1 inning, giving up two runs and one hit.  Alex Cook and Kaylee Allen both saw action for PC, with Cook going 3.2 innings, and Allen going 2.0.  Cook struck out four and gave up one run and three hits.

Team Totals

PC finished with three hits and no errors, while stranding seven on base.  Coastal posted three runs off five hits with no errors.  CCU left four on base.

For the Record

PC moves to 0-5, while Coastal Carolina improves to 4-1.

Up Next

The Blue Hose open the home season Wednesday, Feb. 14, with a 2 p.m., doubleheader against Furman.

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