CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Tommy La Stella homered twice and Hayes Orton went 5 for 5 with three RBIs for Coastal Carolina in a 13-1 rout of Connecticut in the Clemson Regional on Friday.
The Chanticleers scored four runs off Connecticut ace Matt Barnes in the fifth inning to take a 7-0 lead.
After La Stella’s leadoff shot, and Orton added a two-run single. Barnes took a 1.12 ERA into the game, but gave up seven earned runs in 4 1-3 innings.
Coastal ace Anthony Meo (10-3) left in the seventh after giving up his first run in 16 2-3 innings.
The Chanticleers will play the winner of the Clemson-Sacred Heart game on Saturday. The Huskies will play the loser.
Tripp Martin drove in two runs in the fourth to give Coastal a 3-0 lead.