Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore and his players salute Chanticleer fans after winning the national title (Aaron Fitt)


Fitt: Coastal Completes Journey For The Ages

College World Series

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OMAHA — You know how this story ends. It ends with one of the most tension-packed moments in College World Series history, with an Alex Cunningham strikeout, with a jubilant dogpile near the pitcher’s mound on a Thursday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park, with pandemonium on the streets of Conway and Myrtle Beach. It ends with a 4-3 win against Arizona and with Coastal Carolina etching its name into the history books as the 2016 College World Series champion.

But where does it begin? That[…]