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. It is the second time these two have paired up to sweep the weekly baseball awards, and it is Kondla's third time winning overall this season.
Kondla, a first baseman, stayed hot again last week. He hit .615 with a double and three RBIs last week. As of Tuesday he owns a .431 average – tops in the conference – to go along with two homers, 32 RBIs and 32 runs. Kondla also has 20 stolen bases, which is third-best in the conference.
A junior from Miami, Fla., Kondla 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 picked up three wins and a save last week, throwing seven innings over four appearances. For the season he is 8-0 with a 3.83 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 51 2-3 innings. His eight wins are tied for second in the conference.
A junior from Oldsmar, Fla., Goot is a history major at Coker. He is the son of Robert and Joanne Goot.
This is the third time this season Coker has swept the weekly baseball awards. Kondla and Goot have done it together twice, and Kondla and Zach Loraine combined for dual honors on March 12.
The Cobras went 4-1 last week, earning two victories over Belmont Abbey College and one each over Newberry College and St. Augustine's University. They are 27-12 overall and 13-8 in conference play this season.
Coker's season continues with a road contest today at St. Andrews University. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.
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.