HARTSVILLE, S.C.- The Coker softball team took on the Converse College Valkyries in a non-conference doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Cobras trounced the visitors, run-ruling them in both games, 15-0 (5) and 9-1 (6).
A seven-run first inning in game one set the tone for the afternoon matchup, with the Cobras never looking back. Maria Williamson finished with six hits, two runs, and five RBI, including a game-ending two-run homerun to wrap up the day. The home run was also Coker's first of the season. Cacey Simmons knocked the first triple of the season in her two RBI effort in game one. Anna Gluhosky and Courtney Boan also batted in three runners each on the day. Madison King made an impact in game two with three RBI.
Christine Carver (2-0) and Nikki Linthicum (1-0) picked up the victories, which brought the team to 4-0 on the season. Carver finished with nine strikeouts in five shutout innings, while Linthicum struck out six batters in her six innings of work.
The Navy and Gold will take the road for the first time this season, as they head to Augusta to contend with the Jaguars on Tuesday (Feb. 13). First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.