#NCAA Tournament: Curtain falls on #CCU season in Regional final (AUDIO)

Coastal Carolina’s Nick Lucky hit three home runs at the Greenville, NC Regional (Bob McCool, Coastal Athletic Media Relations)

Coastal Carolina staved off elimination three times before their season came to an end at the hands of East Carolina, 13-4, in Greenville, NC, Monday. No. 8 ECU looked the part of a title contender, racking up 17 hits against a weary Chanticleers pitching staff. Coastal Carolina struggled to find enough arms to get through its fifth game in four days. Senior Reid VanScoter (9-4), the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year, gave his team a chance, getting through the first two innings on just two days’ rest. VanScoter turned it over to a thin bullpen with his club down 2-0.

The Pirates (45-19) posted two more runs in the third and a run in the sixth before exploding in an eight-run seventh. The Chants’ lineup couldn’t keep pace against ECU’s top gun Carter Spivey (8-0). Leftfielder Nick Lucky kept Coastal (39-20-1) in the hunt with a two-run homer in the fourth, but little else went right at the plate, Monday. Lucky, Matt McDermott, Nick Parker and Christopher Rowan, Jr. were named to the Greenville Regional All-Tournament team.

East Carolina moves on and will play host to Texas in the Super Regionals.

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Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore press conference

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