NCAA baseball tournament 2016: Coastal Carolina advances to Super Regional

It has been a strange ride for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers this postseason, but the second seed in the Raleigh Regional has achieved something big by making it to the Super Regional. They finished their run to the second round with a comeback win over the NC State Wolfpack on Tuesday.

The Chanticleers had dropped their clinching game against NC State on Monday when they lost 8-1. They were looking to clinch the regional title Monday night, but rain from Tropical Storm Colin caused the game to be suspended until Tuesday afternoon.

When the game was halted Monday night, the Wolfpack held a 5-3 lead, but the Chanticleers had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the ninth. A sacrifice RBI by designated hitter G.K. Young brought them within one.

Then, with the bases loaded once more and two outs on the board, second baseman Seth Lancaster cracked a two-run single to give his team the lead. They added one more run and sat down three straight Wolfpack batters to steal the victory, 7-5.

This is Coastal Carolina’s first Super Regional bid since 2010, when they were the No. 4 National Seed, and their third since 2008. They await the winner of LSU and Rice out of the Baton Rouge Regional.

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