Raleigh Regional No. 2 seed Coastal Carolina (46-15, 21-3 Big South) and top-seeded NC State (36-21, 15-13 ACC) have suspended their Saturday evening contest at Doak Field at Dail Park. The Chanticleers had the advantage before play was delayed, 3-0.
Cory Wilder started on the mound for the Pack and lasted four inning, giving up a run on five hits while striking out four and walking two. Cody Beckman followed and held the Chanticleers to two hits while walking one in 2-1/3 innings of work.
Tommy DeJuneas surrendered two runs on three hits in 1-1/3 frames before giving way to Sean Adler. DeJuneas also walked a batter in his tenure on the mound. Adler struck out two batters and gave up a single in the ninth before the game was delayed.
Alex Cunningham got the call to start for Coastal and struck out six Wolfpack batters in 5-1/3 innings on the hill. He held State to four hits while walking only two before getting relieved by Mike Morrison.
Morrison shut down the Wolfpack offense in 2-2/3 innings, striking out three and retiring every batter he faced. He is in line for his ninth save of the season should he return to the mound Sunday afternoon.
The Chanticleers were given the benefit of two free passes by Wilder to start the game. A single by right fielder Connor Owings loaded the bases for Coastal. Two batters later, Coastal designated hitter G.K. Young drove in left fielder Anthony Marks.
After six innings of scoreless baseball, the Chanticleers tacked on another run in the top of the eighth. Owings walked to lead off the frame. Coastal third baseman Zach Remillard drove Owings in with a double into right-center field. After moving to third on a wild pitch, Remillard scored on an RBI single by first baseman Kevin Woodall Jr.
Play will resume at 12:30 pm Sunday with Coastal Carolina at the plate with a runner on first and one out in the top of the ninth inning. The loser faces Navy 55 minutes after the conclusion of the contest in an elimination game in which the winner takes on the postponed game’s victor.