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Coastal Carolina Comes to Lincoln

Nebraska begins a three-game series against Coastal Carolina tonight. You've heard of them, right? First a few facts about Coastal Carolina.

Nickname: Chanticleers (a chanticleer is basically a rooster)

Mascot: Chancey the Chanticleer
Colors: Teal and Bronze
Motto: Ex Libertate Veritas ("From Liberty, Truth")
Location: Conway, South Carolina (eight miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)

Conference: Big South

Conference Members
Winthrop
High Point
Liberty
UNC Asheville
VMI
Charleston Southern
Radford
Coastal Carolina is a fairly young school - started in 1954 as a branch of the College of Charleston.

For the Series:

Coastal Carolina is currently ranked 15th in the NCAA's college baseball RPI's, 11th at Boyd's World.

This is the first meeting between the two schools.

Rankings:
Baseball America: 21
USA Today/ESPN: 18

Starting Pitchers:

Friday:
NU-Tony Watson, Jr., LHP (5-2, 2.84 ERA, 63 K, 73 IP)
CC-Andy DeLaGarza, Sr., LHP (9-1, 2.91 ERA, 45 K, 80.1 IP)

Saturday:
NU-Johnny Dorn, Jr., RHP (7-2, 4.98 ERA, 45 K, 65 IP)
CC-Bobby Gagg, So., RHP (8-1, 2.68 ERA, 67 K, 77.1 IP

Sunday:
NU-Luke Wertz, Jr, RHP (2-0, 1.72 ERA, 41 K, 36.2 IP)
CC-John Mariotti, Sr., RHP (5-0, 4.45 ERA, 52 K, 64.2 IP)

Chanticleer Chris Raber  has been named to the Golden Spikes Award semi-finalist list. No Huskers were named to this list.