HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker baseball team will open the home portion of its 2013 schedule this week when it plays host to the Wolves of Newberry College on Tuesday (Feb. 5) at 3 p.m. and the Falcons of St. Augustine's University on Wednesday (Feb. 6) at 2 p.m. Live coverage of both games will be available online at www.cokercobras.com.
The Cobras are coming off a 3-1 series victory against Chowan University. Coker out scored the Chowan 48-19 over four games. Dan Meyer (1-0), Andrew Goot (1-0) and Hunter Ressler (1-0) each earned victories on the mound for Coker, while Fico Kondla and Frank Suarez led the Cobra offense. Kondla batted .600 over the four games with seven RBIs, a double and six runs scored. Suarez drove in nine runs, with a home run, a double and a solid .357 batting average.
Newberry (4-0) earned a four-game sweep of West Alabama to start its season. Albert Baur is the leading hitter, batting .526 with two doubles and a triple. Jonathan Rosenberger (1-0) leads the pitching staff with a 0.00 ERA, five strikeouts in six innings of work.
St. Augustine's (2-1) enters the game after defeating Morehouse College and splitting with Clark Atlanta. The Falcons defeated Morehouse 25-2. They beat Clark Atlanta 16-2, but also lost 10-1.