Remillard And Chanticleers Force Decisive Championship Game For CWS Title
La Salle graduate Zach Remillard helped lead Coastal Carolina to a win over the Arizona Wildcats in Game 2 of the College World Series last night 5-4.
Connor Owings hit a bloop RBI single in the eighth inning to spark the Chanticleers rally that would eventually force a decisive Game 3 for the CWS title.
"That was a whole lot of emotion going on out there, and it's hard to describe it, having not been in that position before in my life," said Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore, whose program is in the CWS for the first time. "Our guys kept breathing pretty good, and we got through it."
This was the fourth time the Chanticleers have staved off elimination in the CWS in their first ever appearance in the event.
"They were a little bit better with runners on base tonight and wiggled out of some jams," Wildcats coach Jay Johnson said. "So we'll dust off and get ready for tomorrow."
Remillard went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the victory.
Minnesota in 1956 was the last team to win the CWS in their first appearance. The Chanticleers' best finish in any NCAA team championship was fifth in men's golf in 2007, Dustin Johnson led that team.
Game 3 is slated for tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN.