MYRTLE BEACH -- Sophomore first baseman Matt Leeds, who was the Southern Conference player of the year after hitting 20 home runs, moved into second place in the College of Charleston record book for most RBIs in a season during the Cougars' 9-6 win Friday over North Carolina State.
Leeds had two hits in four at-bats with three RBIs, giving him 84 for his career. Leeds is tied for third with Brandon Sizemore with 20 homes runs in a season. Michael Harrington with 26 and Jeremie Tice with 25 are first and second.
Weather played a factor in Friday's opening game between Coastal Carolina and Stony Brook, a 6-0 win by the Chanticleers. The game did not start until 1:16 p.m., 12 minutes from the scheduled first pitch. And there was a 55-minute lightning delay in the top of the fourth inning.
The forecast temperature for the start of today's 1 p.m. game between N.C. State and Stony Brook is 85 degrees with a 30-percent chance of thunderstorms; at 7 p.m., the temperature is supposed to be 83 degrees and the chance of thunderstorms remains at 30 percent.
College of Charleston director of athletics Joe Hull was dressed in Cougars maroon for Charleston's game against North Carolina State, but the former Wolfpack golfer and N.C. State grad did have an N.C. State key chain. Prior to coming to College of Charleston in 2007, Hull was senior associate athletic director at Maryland. And before that, he spent approximately 12 years working in the N.C. State athletic department.
Total attendance for Friday was 4,880, with the Cougars-Wolfpack contest earning top honors with 2,616. A crowd of 2,264 attended the afternoon game between host Coastal Carolina and Stony Brook.
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