Coker Baseball Sweeps Conference Awards Again

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College baseball players Fico Kondla and Andrew Goot have been named the Conference Carolinas player of the week and pitcher of the week, the league announced today.

Kondla, a first baseman, continued his season-long tear last week. He hit .500 with a home run, two doubles, seven RBIs and an .857 slugging percentage. He also scored four runs and swiped three bases. On the season Kondla leads Coker in average (.425) and doubles (12), is tied for first in RBIs (28) and homers (2) and is third in runs (25) and steals (13). As of Tuesday he shares the best average in the conference with Limestone's Cooper Gunter.

Kondla, a junior from Miami, Fla., is a physical education and sport studies major with a concentration in exercise science at Coker. He is the son of Richard and Emelina Kondla.

Goot appeared in three of Coker's four games last week, earning a pair of wins in relief. In 5 1-3 innings of work, he allowed one unearned run and just two hits while striking out six. For the season, Goot sports a 5-0 record with a 3.77 ERA. He has 34 strikeouts and one complete game.

A junior from Oldsmar, Fla., Goot is a history major at Coker. He is the son of Robert and Joanne Goot.

This is the second time this season Coker has swept the weekly baseball awards. Kondla and Zach Loraine paired up for dual honors on March 12.

Coker had a perfect 4-0 week, earning a win over Benedict College and a three-game sweep of conference foe North Greenville University. The Cobras, now 22-11 overall and 11-7 in the conference, return to the diamond Wednesday at UNC Pembroke. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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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.

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