The Coastal Plain League Select took on the USA Collegiate National Team Wednesday, June 27 at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, N.C. After a scheduled eight-inning contest the USA CNT walk-off with two in the bottom of the eigth to win a close one 3-2.
Tyler Follis (Savannah / So., Lousinana Tech), started the game for the CPL Select pitching a clean first inning that was then followed by five consecutive CPL Select pitchers to toss scoreless innings.
Meanwhile the USA CNT duo of Cody Bradford (So., Baylor) , and Tanner Burns (Fr., Auburn) pitched a perfect four innings to start the game. With Ryan Zeferjahn (So., Kansas) entering the game for USA CNT in the fifth, Tyler Adams (Peninsula), a sophomore at Lincoln Memorial, crushed a two-run home run to left-centerfield to give the CPL Select a 2-0 lead.
This was a lead the team would hold into the seventh when USA CNT scored one on a Will Wilson (Fr., NC State) single. The USA CNT would follow that up with a walk-off single by Stott in the bottom half of the eighth inning to win 3-2. As planned the teams played an agreed upon eight inning official game, and followed that with two innings played under the international tie-breaker rules.
C.J. Van Eyk got the win for the USA CNT while Redmond Walsh (Forest City / Fr., Tennessee) got the loss for the CPL Select.
You can view the full boxscore here. Highlights and more will be included in next week's Around the CPL with the episode airing on Monday.
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The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 115 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.