JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – Coppin State’s offense collected 12 hits and had four players with multi-hit efforts during a 10-7 non-conference baseball loss to Jacksonville at Sessions Stadium Sunday afternoon.
In its last two games, Coppin State has produced 22 hits and had consecutive double-digit hitting contests, a sure sign that the Eagle offense is in mid-season form. Leading Coppin State in Sunday’s series finale was Lance Montano, George Dragon, Jack Kraft and Jonathan Calvin, all of whom had two hits each.
B-CU Baseball Drops 13-4 Decision to Mercer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jordan Robinson picked up his first home run of the year in a losing effort Sunday, as the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats fell to the Mercer Bears, 13-4 at Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. With the win, Mercer completed the weekend sweep of B-CU.
With starting pitchers Kevin Griffey (B-CU) and DJ Johnson (Mercer) cruising through two innings, the bats came alive for the visiting Mercer Bears (4-4) in the third.
Though sitting at 0-7, Bethune-Cookman has faced similar adversity to produce a near winning season in 2004. That year, the Wildcats started out 0-7, only to come back and win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles, advancing to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.
Turlik Homers As Hawks Fall To Navy
KINSTON, N.C. – While the University of Maryland Eastern Shore would have liked a victory to close out their three game series with Navy, they enjoyed their finest offensive display thus far in the young season. The Hawks tallied ten hits and drove five runs across the plate in the 11-5 defeat at the hands of the Midshipmen.
The leader of the Hawks’ offense was senior Greg Turlik. He went 2-for-4 from the dish, drove in three runs, and hit the Hawks first homerun of the season in the sixth inning. Sophomores Justin Dattilo and Skylar Murray also contributed four hits while scoring three of the five runs. Senior Joshua James added a run, a base hit and a walk to the Hawks’ offense.
NCCU Baseball Nearly Upsets No. 23 FIU In Extra Innings
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – North Carolina Central University was one out away from pulling off an upset of Florida International University, ranked No. 23 by Baseball America, but a two-out RBI single by FIU freshman Mitchell Robinson tied the score in the bottom of the 10th inning, then Jack Schaaf belted a walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the 13th to give the Panthers a 7-5 extra-inning victory in the nightcap of a doubleheader on Sunday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
NCCU sophomore catcher Conrad Kovalcik had two hits, including a double, with two RBI, while senior right fielder Ronald Thompson had two hits with a triple and two runs scored for the Eagles.
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