HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College baseball team is ranked No. 10 in the region for NCAA Division II by d2baseballnews.com. It marks the team's first appearance in the rankings in 2013.
The Cobras are off to a 6-3 start this season. They are batting .303 and scoring just over 8.5 runs-per-game offensively as a team. Senior Keith Wolf and juniors Fico Kondla and Zach Loraine have led the way on offense. Wolf has posted a .423 average to go along with three doubles, nine runs and eight steals. Fondla leads the team with a .429 average and has scored nine runs, drove in eight and swiped two bases. Loraine also boasts a .423 average with a homer, 11 RBIs, 10 runs and three steals.
On the pitching side, Coker holds a 4.48 ERA with 50 strikeouts and two complete games. Senior Dan Meyer is 1-1 and leads the staff thus far with a 2.35 ERA over a team-high 15 1-3 innings with 14 strikeouts and one complete game. Junior Hunter Ressler has also had a quick start, chipping in a 1-1 record with a 2.53 ERA over 10 2-3 innings.
Coker's season continues Wednesday when it hosts Claflin University in a non-conference tilt. The Cobras begin Conference Carolinas play Friday with a three-game set at home with Barton College.
Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.