Hartsville, S.C. – Coker threw nine pitchers to hold Newberry to just three runs on nine hits in the Cobras 6-3 win over Newberry in a non-conference baseball match-up on Wednesday afternoon.
The win improves the Cobras to 9-8 overall, 5-2 on their home field, while Newberry falls to 8-6 on the year.
Michael Rogers (Florence, SC) (2-0) was the starting pitcher for Coker, going just one inning, allowing only one hit with a strikeout, while picking up the win. Newberry’s Chauncey Mattei (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits with four strikeouts in three innings on the mound.
Leading the Coker offense were Kevin Schlange (Carson City, NV), Trey Lynch (Florence, SC), Brinley Griffin (Port St. John, FL), Karl Ankersen (Mt. Pleasant, SC) and Kyle Walker (Centralia, IL). Schlange had a pair of hits, along with a pair of RBIs and a run scored, while Lynch and Griffin each had two hits, including a double with an RBI and Ankersen was 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored, with Walker picking up two hits and scoring a run.
For Newberry at the plate, Michael Morin had a two run double, while John Kirkland and Thomas Berryhill each had two hits, with Berryhill scoring a run.
The Cobras return to the diamond on Friday, as they travel to Due West, S.C. for a Conference Carolina’s game against Erskine, while Newberry will host Bloomsburg College in a non-conference game on Saturday.