Lancers stay alive in hit-fest

Published 8:19 pm Thursday, May 26, 2016

The third-seeded Longwood baseball team and second-seeded High Point combined for 47 hits and 31 runs in a wild Big South tournament game that the Lancers won 18-13 on Thursday to keep their season alive in Lexington, S.C.

It was an elimination game for both teams, and Longwood got rolling early on offense, scoring nine of its 18 runs in the first two innings. The Lancers successfully rebounded from a 9-3 loss to seventh-seeded Liberty in a quarterfinal game on Wednesday.

Longwood started its run in the tourney with an 8-6 win on Tuesday against sixth-seeded Winthrop.

The Lancers (32-26) will play top-seeded Coastal Carolina (42-15) on Friday at 10 a.m. If Longwood wins that game, it will play the Chanticleers again at 5 p.m. for the right to advance to Saturday’s noon championship game.

In a three-game series during the regular season, the Lancers went 1-2 against Coastal Carolina.