Coastal Carolina baseball getting ready for baseball season 2022


The Coastal Carolina University baseball team is getting ready for the baseball season which is less than a month away. The Coastal Carolina baseball team held their first media availability during practice on Friday.

The head coach Gary Gilmore is entering his 27th season with the chanticleers and is looking to rebound from a 27-24 campaign in 2021. Gary Gilmore says, “Their enthusiasm helps make me want to show up to work every day”.

They hope to have a great season since there will be a lot of new talent on the team this season as the Chants add 28 new players which includes preseason junior infielder Eric Brown as well as the catcher Kameron Guangorena.

There is also some local talent which includes Conway High School graduate Will Smith and St. James High School Derek Bender. Not only that but Smith is coming off a labrum injury that kept him sidelined last season, but Gilmore and other pitchers on the staff are hopeful and confident about his collegiate debut.

Gilmore said of Smith, “Right now today he’s inconsistent, he’s probably improved from the fall 50 percent with his command compared to where it was he just needs to continue to trickle forward. For the most part, hopefully, we can find a situation or two early where we can put him in a game and hopefully not put a lot of pressure on himself”.

The day the baseball team start their season would be February 18 against Kent State at Springs Brooks Stadium