Coastal Carolina Chanticleers baseball
|Coastal Carolina Chanticleers|
|2017 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers baseball team|
|University||Coastal Carolina University|
|Head coach||Gary Gilmore (20th season)|
|Home stadium||Springs Brooks Stadium
|Colors||Teal, Bronze, and Black
|NCAA Tournament champions|
|College World Series appearances|
|NCAA regional champions|
|2008, 2010, 2016|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1986, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016|
|1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017|
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers baseball program has been the university's most consistent program in terms of success. Head Coach Gary Gilmore (730-365-0 at CCU, 986-467-2 overall) has led the Chanticleers to 13 NCAA Regional appearances and two Super Regional appearances since being hired in 1996. The program has received #1 regional seeds on four occasions (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010) and won 50+ games in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2016. In addition, the Chanticleers hosted NCAA Regionals in 2007, 2008, and 2010, and a Super Regional in 2010.
In 2010 Coastal went 29-0 in Big South play, winning both the regular season Big South Championship and the Big South Tournament Championship plus the Regional, but lost in the Super Regionals 2-0 to the University of South Carolina.
In 2016, Coastal went 21-3 in Big South play, winning the regular season Conference Championship and the Conference Tournament. In the 2016 post-season, Coastal won the Raleigh Regional by beating the NC State Wolfpack 2-0. The Chanticleers went on to beat the LSU Tigers 2-0 in the Baton Rouge Super Regionals, and ultimately got to the 2016 CWS Final and defeated Arizona two games to one to win the National Championship. The title game finished mere hours before Coastal officially left the Big South Conference, the school's home since 1983 (1984 baseball season), for the Sun Belt Conference. The state's governor Nikki Haley proclaimed July 1, 2016, the day after the title game and also Coastal's first official day as a Sun Belt member, "Chanticleer Baseball National Championship Day" throughout South Carolina.
NCAA Regional appearances
|NCAA Regional Results|
|1991 Tallahassee, FL Regional
|2001 Athens, GA Regional
|2002 Atlanta, GA Regional
|2003 Lincoln, NE Regional
|2004 Columbia, SC Regional
|2005 Tempe, AZ Regional
* Coastal Carolina receives first ever #1 seed
|2007 Myrtle Beach, SC Regional at BB&T Coastal Field
CCU receives #1 seed and hosts regional for first time
|2008 Conway, SC Regional
CCU receives #1 seed and hosts regional on-campus at Charles Watson Stadium for first time
|2009 Chapel Hill, NC Regional
|2010 Myrtle Beach, SC Regional
CCU receives #1 seed and hosts regional at BB&T Coastal Field
|2011 Clemson, SC Regional
|2012 Columbia, SC Regional
|2013 Blacksburg, VA Regional
|2015 College Station, TX Regional
|2016 Raleigh, NC Regional
NCAA Super Regional appearances
|NCAA Super Regional Results|
|2008 Cary, NC Super Regional at USA Baseball National Training Complex
|2010 Myrtle Beach, SC Super Regional at BB&T Coastal Field
CCU hosts Super Regional for first time
|2016 Baton Rouge, LA Super Regional at Alex Box Stadium
NCAA College World Series appearances
On June 19, 2016, the Chanticleers baseball program made their first ever appearance in the CWS defeating #1 ranked Florida Gators. The Chanticleers made it through the double elimination bracket with one loss. In the Best of 3 Series against Arizona, the Chanticleers lost game 1 but rallied back to win games 2 and 3. On June 30, 2016 the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers defeated Arizona 4-3 in game 3 to become the 2016 NCAA Men's Baseball Champions.
|NCAA College World Series Results|
|2016 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE
Defeated No. 1 Florida, 2–1
Alumni on MLB Rosters
In 2017, Coastal Carolina has had 3 former players on active MLB rosters.
- Taylor Motter, SS - Seattle Mariners
- Tommy LaStella, 2B - Chicago Cubs
- Jacob May, CF - Chicago White Sox
In all, the university has produced 11 players on active MLB rosters, beginning with Mickey Brantley in 1987.
NCAA vs MLB Exhibition Game
On March 29, 2011 the Coastal Carolina baseball team scheduled an exhibition game against MLB's Texas Rangers at the Chanticleers home field for 2013, BB&T Coastal Field in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Rangers won the game 6-2.
- "Coastal Carolina University Graphic Standards" (PDF). Retrieved March 31, 2016.
- "Brad Goldberg Baseball Statistics [2009-2016]", the Baseball Cube