Conway, S.C. – Scott Woodward registered three hits and scored four runs to lead No. 18 Coastal Carolina to an 18-4 win over UAlbany in the middle contest of a three-game non-conference baseball weekend set at Watson Stadium on Saturday, March 22.

Coastal Carolina (17-4) got on the board with four runs in the top of the second inning. With two outs, Rico Noel doubled down the left field line to drive in a pair of runs. David Sappelt followed with a double to right field to plate Noel and David Anderson pushed across Sappelt two batters later with a single. Jose Iglesias tallied a run in the fifth for the Chanticleers as he was driven home on a sacrifice fly by Derek Martin.

UAlbany (4-13-1) answered back with a pair of runs in the fourth and a single run in the fifth. Junior catcher Ryan Gugel led off the fourth with a double and came around to score on senior designated hitter Mike Konstanty’s double to center. After a single by junior shortstop Sean Donovan, Konstanty scored on a double play. In the fifth, junior centerfielder Dave West singled with two outs and scored on Gugel’s double to right field. The Great Danes loaded the bases, but relief pitcher Joey Haug induced an inning-ending groundout to end the rally.

The Chanticleers scored 13 runs over the next three innings to put the game out of reach. They tallied four runs in the fifth, a pair in the sixth and seven in the seventh frame. Adam Rice drove in two runs in the fifth with a single up the middle to give Coastal Carolina a 9-3 lead. Iglesias highlighted the sixth with a solo home run to center field.

UAlbany scored its final run of the game on a groundout by Donovan to drive in sophomore Brendan Rowland. Coastal Carolina closed out the scoring with seven runs in the seventh frame. Dustin King capped the frame with a double to right center to knock in two runs and closed out the game’s scoring by crossing the plate on a fielding error.

Junior southpaw Cory Warrings took the loss for the Great Danes, yielding five runs on 10 hits over three innings. Haug registered his second win of the season by striking out two over 1.3 scoreless innings.

Gugel and Rowland each registered two hits and a run in the contest for the Great Danes. UAlbany and Coastal Carolina play the final game of the series on Sunday, March 22 at 1 p.m.

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UAlbany (4-13-1) 000 210 100 - 4 9 2
Coastal Carolina (17-4) 041 042 70X - 18 22 0

UAlbany: Cory Warrings (L, 0-3), Dave Kubiak (4), Matthew Herrick (5), Marco Rivera (6), Hunter Moffatt (7) and Ryan Gugel.
Coastal Carolina: Austin Fleet, Joey Haug (5, W, 2-0), Jeff Richard (7), Paul Rodriguez (9) and Jose Iglesias, Evan Noell (8).

Coastal Carolina 18, UAlbany 4 (Mar 22, 2008)


Box Score

                             2008 UAlbany Baseball
Albany at #18 Coastal Carolina
Mar 22, 2008 at Conway, S.C. (Watson Stadium)

Albany 4 (4-13-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Brendan Rowland rf....... 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 1
Dave West cf............. 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1
Jim Gaudet ph........... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Gugel c............. 4 1 2 1 1 0 4 0 0
Mike Konstanty dh........ 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sean Donovan ss.......... 4 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Gary Pitcheralle lf...... 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5
Zac Halloran 3b.......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Pete Eichner 3b......... 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0
Dan Koegel 1b............ 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1
Ralph Rizzo 2b........... 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0
Jamie Liebowitz ph/2b... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cory Warrings p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dave Kubiak p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Matthew Herrick p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marco Rivera p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hunter Moffatt p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals................... 34 4 9 3 4 6 24 7 10

Coastal Carolina 18 (17-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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SAPPELT, David cf........ 4 1 3 2 1 0 2 0 0
KING, Dustin ph/rf...... 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0
RICE, Adam lf/1b......... 6 0 3 2 0 1 2 0 2
ANDERSON, David 1b....... 3 1 2 1 0 0 8 0 0
NOELL, Evan ph/c........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
BALDRIDGE, Tommy dh...... 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
IGLESIAS, Jose c......... 4 3 3 1 0 0 4 0 0
WHEELER, Cody lf........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WOODWARD, Scott rf/cf.... 4 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
BORTNICK, Tyler ss....... 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 8 0
MARTIN, Derek 3b......... 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
WITTEN, Rich ph/3b...... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
NOEL, Rico 2b............ 4 3 2 3 1 0 4 4 1
FLEET, Austin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
HAUG, Joey p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RICHARD, Jeff p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RODRIGUEZ, Paul p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 41 18 22 15 4 2 27 13 10

Score by Innings R H E
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Albany.............. 000 210 100 - 4 9 2
Coastal Carolina.... 041 042 70X - 18 22 0
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E - Donovan, S.(6); Koegel, D.(1). DP - Coastal 1. LOB - ALBANY 10; Coastal
10. 2B - Rowland, B.(8); Gugel, R. 2(6); Konstanty, M(5); SAPPELT, D. 2(9);
KING, D.; BALDRIDGE, T(4); IGLESIAS, J.(2); NOEL, R.(1). HR - IGLESIAS,
J.(1). HBP - Rowland, B.; Konstanty, M 2; ANDERSON, D.; WOODWARD, S. 2. SH -
ANDERSON, D.(2); IGLESIAS, J.(2); BORTNICK, T.(5). SF - MARTIN, D.(1). SB -
Gugel, R.(6); WOODWARD, S.(20). CS - SAPPELT, D.(2); RICE, A.(3).

Albany IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP
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Cory Warrings....... 3.0 10 5 5 0 0 17 20 67
Dave Kubiak......... 1.2 2 4 4 1 0 3 7 20
Matthew Herrick..... 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 12
Marco Rivera........ 1.1 7 6 6 1 0 11 12 26
Hunter Moffatt...... 1.2 2 3 2 1 2 8 9 35

Coastal Carolina IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP
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FLEET, Austin....... 4.2 8 3 3 2 2 20 23 88
HAUG, Joey.......... 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 23
RICHARD, Jeff....... 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 7 10 34
RODRIGUEZ, Paul..... 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 16

Win - HAUG, J. (2-0). Loss - Warrings, C. (0-3). Save - None.
WP - Warrings, C.(2); Kubiak, D.(2); Rivera, M.(2). HBP - by FLEET, A.
(Konstanty, M); by Warrings, C. (WOODWARD, S.); by Kubiak, D. (WOODWARD, S.); by
Herrick, M. (ANDERSON, D.); by RICHARD, J. (Rowland, B.); by RICHARD, J.
(Konstanty, M). BK - RODRIGUEZ, P. PB - Gugel, R.(8). Inherited runners/scored:
Kubiak, D. 2/0; Herrick, M. 3/3; Moffatt, H. 2/2; HAUG, J. 3/0. Pitches/strikes:
Warrings, C. 67/44; Kubiak, D. 20/11; Herrick, M. 12/5; Rivera, M. 26/17;
Moffatt, H. 35/23; FLEET, A. 88/53; HAUG, J. 23/16; RICHARD, J. 34/19;
RODRIGUEZ, P 16/10.
Umpires - HP: Jim Vasarhelyi 1B: Jim Woodring 3B: Jimmy Hinson
Start: 1:59 p.m Time: 3:11 Attendance: 411
Warrings, C. faced 2 batters in the 4th.
Game: GAME18