Top 25 Breakdown: No. 24 Coastal Caro.
Getting To Know The Chanticleers
2015 Record: 39-21. RPI: 20.
Coach (Record at school): Gary Gilmore (792-420, 20 years).
Ballpark: Springs Brooks Stadium (Capacity: 5,500).
Postseason History: 14 regionals (active streak: 1), 0 CWS trips, 0 national titles.
Podcast: Five-Minute Focus On The Chanticleers
More: Fall Report on Coastal Carolina | Season Preview Index
Coastal Carolina's Projected Lineup
|C||David Parrett, Sr.||.239/.317/.460||10||38||3|
|1B||Tyler Chadwick, Sr.||.303/.418/.463||5||35||3|
|2B||Seth Lancaster, So.||.191/.273/.265||1||11||2|
|3B||Zach Remillard, Sr.||.272/.346/.419||6||42||7|
|SS||Michael Paez, Jr.||.326/.436/.526||8||42||19|
|LF||Connor Owings, Sr.||.270/.399/.470||9||48||13|
|CF||Anthony Marks, Sr.||.343/.421/.380||0||25||17|
|RF||Dalton Ewing, So.||Injured (10 AB)|
|DH||G.K. Young, Jr.||.301/.368/.476||9||49||0|
|RHP||Alex Cunningham, Jr.||6-0||2.56||59.2||59||24||0|
|RHP||Tyler Poole, Sr.||1-1||4.55||31.2||27||31||0|
|RHP||Jason Bilous, Fr.||HS—Bear, Del.|
|RP||Bobby Holmes, So.||4-1||2.90||62||55||16||4|
Coastal brings back eight starters from a team that ranked 28th nationally in scoring. This is a deep lineup with no easy outs from one through nine. Marks, last year’s leading hitter, is an ideal table-setter with a patient approach and a contact-oriented lefthanded swing, though he has gotten stronger since last year and is less of a slap-and-dash hitter now. Paez, the team’s best all-around player, is a dynamic player in the 2-hole who walks more than he strikes out, hits for average and drives the gaps. The 5-foot-9 Chadwick and the burly Young also can hit for power and average from the left side, while Owings and Lancaster give the Chanticleers additional lefthanded threats. With five lefties and four righties in the projected starting lineup, this is a balanced group. The breakout candidate is Ewing, who has the most raw talent of any player on the roster but missed almost all of last season after getting hit by a pitch in his fourth game and suffering a broken hand.
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