Coker Moves to No. 6 in Southeast Region

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College baseball team moved up three spots to No. 6 in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. The squad had been ninth in the previous Southeast region poll. It marks the highest regional ranking all season.

The Cobras are led by junior Fico Kondla, who is hitting .431 on the season with a pair of home runs and 32 RBIs. He leads Conference Carolinas in batting average and is third in stolen bases with 20.

In addition to the NCBWA poll, the Cobras have been ranked nationally by College Baseball Lineup (29th) and regionally by d2baseball (10th) this season.

Coker defeated St. Andrews University on Tuesday, improving to 28-12 overall and 13-8 in Conference Carolinas. The Cobras conclude the regular season with a three-game conference set Friday and Saturday at Erskine College.

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.