Two batters later with two outs, Ben Davidson gave Coker a little cushion, as he blasted a solo home run over the fence at Fleming Stadium, for a 7-5 lead. Then it was just up to Kyle Strickland (3) to stop the Crusaders attack and that is exactly what he did, earning his third save of the season.
With the win the Cobras advance to the second round of the CVAC Tournament where they will face the winner of the Pfeiffer/Barton game at 10:00 a.m. at Fleming Stadium.
Chris Thomas (1-1) earned the win for the Cobras on the mound.
Davidson was the leading hitter, going 2-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs, while Ryan Schaeffer was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and Nally was 2-for-2 with a run scored.
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