The Florida Gators couldn't muster up enough offense in a low-scoring affair with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Sunday night as they lost their first game of the 2016 College World Series by the score of 2-1.
UF fell behind early in the third inning after Zach Remillard hit an RBI double to put the Chanticleers out in front. Two innings later however, the Gators finally found a response. Jeremy Vasquez brought Deacon Liput home with an RBI single to even the score at one run apiece. In this pitcher's duel that occurred Sunday night in Omaha, it seemed like whoever would flinch next would falter.
Evidently, that turned out to be the case. One half inning later, Remillard struck again. This time, the Coastal Carolina third baseman hit a three-bagger to left center field as he would plate Connor Owings home from first. That run would be all the Chanticleers would need by night's end as the Gator offense was shut down.
Andrew Beckwith went the distance in an outstanding outing. Beckwith allowed the mere one run to cross and although he allowed seven hits, only one was for extra bases - a double by Liput in the bottom of the fifth. He struck out seven batters and walked none. Logan Shore was no slouch but merely threw too many pitches. He tossed 84 in just five innings of work, allowed five hits and the two runs that would come back to haunt the Gators. All five hits went for extra bases as Coastal Carolina hit three doubles and two triples against him.
The Gators now wait for Tuesday when they'll take on Texas Tech.