HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker Cobras blanked the Jaguars of Georgia Regents University-Augusta 8-0 on Wednesday (April 16) afternoon in NCAA Division II baseball action.
Six different Cobra pitchers combined for the shut out. Freshman Forrest Arnold (4-2) earned the win with a solid two innings of work. He held the Jaguars hitless and scoreless with a strikeout during his time on the mound.
Sammy Song and Jack Leech led the way for the Cobras at the plate. Song drove in three runs on a triple, while Leech was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Fico Kondla also picked up two hits including a double with two runs scored. Ernie Kirkwood and Will Winslow each drove in a run for the Cobras as well.
Coker scored the first runs of the game in the bottom of the third thanks to a two-run triple by Song and an RBI by Winslow. An RBI single by Kirkwood and a RBI sacrifice bunt by Leech in the bottom of the fifth put the Cobras on top 5-0. Coker tacked on two more runs with a sacrifice fly by Song in the sixth and an RBI single by Leech in the seventh for a 7-0 final.
The Cobras will return to action on Friday (April 18) and Saturday (April 19) as they host Brevard College in a three-game South Atlantic Conference series. Game one will take place on Friday at 3 p.m. at Coker's Tom J. New Field.
McDonald's Players of the Game – Sammy Song, Jack Leech & Forrest Arnold