Former Bengal Delivers on Big Stage

Former Blythewood Bengal and Coastal Carolina junior Andrew Beckwith at work on the hill for the Chants earlier this season. (Sun News Photo)

Former Blythewood Bengal and Coastal Carolina junior Andrew Beckwith at work on the hill for the Chants earlier this season. (Sun News Photo)

Beckwith Baffles Gators, Gives Coastal CWS Win

OMAHA, Neb. – At this point, nothing the Coastal Carolina baseball team does or accomplishes should surprise anyone. The Chanticleers’ magical season got even more incredible Sunday night as they never trailed against top-seeded Florida on the way to a 2-1 win in the program’s first-ever College World Series game, played before a crowd of 19,696 at TD Ameritrade Park.

The Chants (50-16) nearly squandered too many opportunities, but it didn’t matter with junior right-hander (and former Blythewood Bengal) Andrew Beckwith on the mound.

He was simply sublime while allowing only that one run in a complete-game effort, giving up seven hits, no walks and striking out seven. He threw 71 of his 98 pitches for strikes in a legendary performance that will go down in Chants lore.

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