For the first time ever, Coastal Carolina will compete for a National Championship in baseball at the College World Series in Omaha.
On the roster of the Chanticleers are 3 local stars.
Former Marvin Ridge football and baseball star Tyler Chadwick is the starting first baseman. The senior has pretty much played every position for Coastal in his 4 years in Conway but has settled in nicely at first this season.
He is hitting .261 with 7 home runs and 42 RBI.
Senior pitcher Tyler Poole is a former Hickory High star. In 10 starts this season, he is 4-3 with a 3-72 ERA. He has thrown 46 innings and has 45 strikeouts.
Sophomore outfielder Josh Crump played his high school ball at Northwestern. In a reserve role with Coastal, he has a .231 batting average this season.
If Florida beats Florida State tonight, the Gators will go to Omaha. Former Charlotte Christian star Jackson Kowar is a freshman pitcher for Florida. In 12 appearances, the freshman is 3-0 with a 3.37 ERA.
8 teams from the Carolinas made the NCAA tournament, but only 1 remains. Even though there aren't more teams, there is still some local talent to cheer for in Omaha.
Can't wait until Friday for the yell of..... PLAY BALL!