Hartsville, SC- A pair of solid pitching performances led the Coker Softball Team to victory on Thursday afternoon in collegiate softball. Coker defeated the Pfeiffer Falcons 2-1 and 3-0 to improve to 23-12 overall, and 8-4 in the CVAC, while Pfeiffer fell to 12-25 overall, 6-8 in the CVAC.


In game one, Coker scored two runs in the second, when Kayla Buchowski ripped a double into left center that scored Eunice Nettles. Buchowski also scored on the play as she advanced to third on a throwing error and then scored giving the Cobras an early 2-0 lead. That proved to be all the offense the Cobras would need, as Pfeiffer would cut the lead to one with a run in the sixth off a Stephanie Brandt RBI single.


Coker’s Somer Bigham (10-4) earned the win throwing all seven innings, allowing one run on four hits, while striking out 13.


Pfeiffer’s Dacia Ijames took the loss allowing two runs on five hits in six innings of work.


For Coker, Buchowski was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, while Jessica Blackwell, Marie Mascio and Nettles were each 1-for-3.


Pfeiffer’s offense was led by Brittany Cowart, going 2-for-3 and Brandt was 1-for-3 with an RBI.


Game two was much like game one as Coker scored a run in first and the second for another early 2-0 lead. The Lady Cobras added another run in the fifth for a 3-0 victory.


Amanda Shelton (9-4) earned the win for the Cobras throwing a complete game five hitter, while striking out five.


Pfeiffer’s Amanda Beck took the loss, giving up three runs on six hits in four and a third innings.


For Coker offensively, Jessica Blackwell was 2-for-4 with a double and Kimberly Atkinson was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Eunice Nettles was 2-for-3 with a double.


Pfeiffer was led by Jamiee Cassidy, who was 2-for-3 and Crystal Poe and Jody McCurdy each had a hit for the Falcons.


The Coker Softball Team returns to action on Saturday, as they host the Limestone College Saints at 2:00 p.m.