HARTSVILLE, SC — Coker lost 22-9 to Pfeiffer Sunday afternoon, failing to sweep the three-game series in collegiate baseball. The Cobras are now 24-17 overall and 13-8 in the CVAC, while Pfeiffer moves to 18-26, 8-13 in conference.
Coker’s pitching staff had a rough afternoon, having to pitch with runners on base in all but one inning. The Falcons made CC pay by scoring 22 runs on 24 hits and drawing six walks.
The Cobras gave up two runs in the first inning but answered with a four-run outburst in the bottom of the inning. PU tied it at 4-4 in the second but Coker made it 5-4 in the third. The Falcons took their second lead of the game in the fourth inning for a 6-5 advantage and broke it open in the fifth with a six run onslaught.
Coker scraped together a run in the bottom of the inning but Pfeiffer removed any doubt in the seventh with a three-run homer by Jamie Tucker to lead 15-6. The Falcons poured on another six runs in the eighth and one in the ninth for good measure. Against a new pitcher in the ninth, the Cobras scored three runs to complete the scoring.
Senior Conrad Deese raised his batting average to .399 on the year by going 3-4 with a run scored and four RBI. Brian Nally also went 3-4, drove in a pair of runs and scored once, but they were the only two Cobra batters to get multiple hits. Larry Morris took the loss for the Cobras, going two thirds of an inning with two earned runs allowed.
The bottom of the Pfeiffer order, Darris Sawyer and Patrick Hartis, reeked havoc on CC pitching, combining to go 8-11 with four RBI and seven runs scored. Tucker went 3-5 with five RBI and two runs scored, and Mike McClain went 2-4 with two RBI and four runs scored. Brian York earned the victory for Pfeiffer, pitching eight innings with eight hits and six earned runs allowed.
Coker hosts Benedict College on Monday, April 11, at 2:00 PM.