With two games in the books, Coastal Carolina still hasn't gotten Trea Turner out. He's had 10 plate appearances, which resulted in six hits and three walks; he also reached once on an error. So there was one time CCU should have gotten Turner out, but that's little comfort after dropping those two games by wide margins.
Turner picked up four of those hits on Saturday, and also swiped four bags, including this steal of home in the eighth inning:
Chanticleers reliever Brock Hunter had a rough go of things in the eighth and did himself no favors here when he apparently forgot that Turner was on third base, lobbing a soft toss to check the runner at first and allowing Turner to scamper home easily.
Led by Turner, State's offense plated 20 runs over the last two days--eight of those runs were scored by Turner. The top of the order has been excellent, with Logan Ratledge and Andrew Knizner each collecting multiple hits on Friday and Saturday.
Logan Jernigan got the start Saturday and worked four innings with his usual flair for the erratic, though he was able to limit CCU to two hits. Eric Peterson closed out the win with 4+ innings of dominant pitching. He held the Chanticleers hitless while striking out nine and walking none.
State is now 26-19 overall and isn't getting any resume help by beating CCU, which is down around No. 200 in the RPI. But obviously these are not games the Wolfpack can afford to drop, and so far, so good. The final game of this series begins at 1 p.m. Sunday. State will get back into conference play next weekend when it hosts Wake Forest.