BURLINGTON, N.C. – The Coker softball team fell 4-2 to Mount Olive on Sunday (Apr. 21) in the Conference Carolinas tournament.
Coker got on the board quickly in the top of the first compliments of a Bryant McLendon single that drove in the speedy Sarah Rountree from second base. The Trojans however, would respond with a run of their own in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 1-1.
The tie was then broken when Mount Olive tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 4-1 lead. Coker would score again in the top of the fifth, but could not drive in the necessary runs as Mount Olive went on to win the game 4-2.
Logan Cox would be hit with the loss, after giving up six hits and three runs during three innings in the circle.
Rountree went 3-for-4 from the plate while scoring a run, while Sydney Weatherford was 1-for-3 on the day with one RBI and a double.
The loss eliminates the Cobras from tournament play, and ends their season with an overall record of 26-18. Coker also finished 12-8 in conference play.