AUGUSTA, Ga.-- Coker rallied for six runs in the ninth inning Thursday afternoon and knocked off Augusta State 8-2 at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

ASU senior starter David Beumel worked into the ninth, allowing seven hits while striking out five and not walking a batter. He was charged with four runs and the loss. Trey Williams replaced Beumel, allowing two hits and four runs -- two earned -- with a strikeout and a walk. Sophomore righthander Daniel Gwaltney got the last out of the inning.

Seth Weinberg pitched the first four innings for the Cobras (1-1-1), allowing just a single run on two hits with a pair of strikeouts and four walks. Steven Dill earned the win with five innings of one-hit relief. He struck out three and walked two and surrendered just one run.

Cobra shortstop Brian Nally slapped a game-high three hits and Nic Fletcher added a pair of safeties.

Chris Demons, Dustin Taylor and Robbie Fite accounted for all three of ASU’s hits.

Coker jumped ahead 1-0 with a run in the first and took a 2-0 lead with a run in the fourth. The Jags scratched back with a run in the bottom half of the frame and tied the game at 2-all in the eighth when Jeremy Armstrong reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on Fite’s double over Cobra leftfielder Brian Johanson.

But the visitors responded in the ninth, erupting for six runs on four hits and pair of Jaguar errors, the fifth and sixth miscues of the game by ASU defensively.

T.J. Dawson and pinch-hitter Michael Shuford singled to start the inning and chase Beumel from the game. After a sacrifice moved Dawson and Shuford to second and third, Johanson walked before Nally’s infield single plated Dawson with what proved to be the game-winning run. An infield single sandwiched between two costly fielding errors by ASU accounted for the rest of the Cobra runs.

The Jags (1-3) have now committed 17 errors in the first four games of the season.

ASU hits the road for the first time this weekend, traveling to Limestone for a three-game series. The two teams meet Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2:00 p.m., then square off in a doubleheader on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

The Diamond Jags return to Jaguar Field on Tuesday, Feb. 14, when they take on Newberry at 2:00 p.m. Coker host Lenior-Rhyne on Saturday, Feb. 11, with a double-header starting at noon.

Official NCAA Baseball Boxscore
Coker vs. Augusta State
02/09/06 at Augusta, Ga. (Lake Olmstead Stadium)

Coker 8 (1-1-1)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
Brian Nally ss...........  5  2  3  1   0  0  3  1   2
Ryan Schaeffer 1b........  4  1  0  0   0  1  9  1   0
Eric Losten 3b...........  3  1  1  1   0  2  1  2   0
Nic Fletcher cf..........  5  1  2  1   0  0  3  0   0
Steven Evans rf..........  5  0  1  0   0  1  1  0   2
TJ Dawson 2b.............  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  5   1
Willie LoVerde dh........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Michael Shuford ph......  1  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Brooks Urquhart c........  3  0  0  0   0  1  5  2   1
Brian Johanson lf........  3  1  0  0   1  1  3  0   0
Seth Weinberg p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Steven Dill p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Totals................... 35  8  9  3   1  6 27 12   7

Augusta State 2 (1-3)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
Chris Demons lf..........  4  0  1  0   0  2  1  1   1
Kevin Kelley cf..........  3  1  0  0   1  1  3  0   1
Dustin Taylor dh.........  4  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Garrick McGrath 1b.......  3  0  0  0   1  0  7  1   0
Jorge Virguez 3b.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Clay Haynes 3b..........  1  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Alan Gregg rf............  3  0  0  0   1  2  0  0   2
Preston Crews ss.........  2  0  0  0   1  0  3  4   0
Jeremy Armstrong c.......  2  1  0  0   1  0  8  1   0
Robbie Fite 2b...........  2  0  1  1   0  0  4  2   0
David Beumel p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   0
 Trey Williams p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Daniel Gwaltney p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 26  2  3  1   6  5 27 13   4

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
Coker............... 100 100 006 -  8  9  0
Augusta State....... 000 100 010 -  2  3  6

E - Virguez; Haynes; Crews 2; Fite 2. DP - Coker 1; Augusta St. 1. LOB -
Coker 7; Augusta St. 4. 2B - Nally; Fite(1). HBP - Losten; Dawson. SH -
Schaeffer; Dawson; Urquhart; Fite. SF - Losten. SB - Fletcher; Demons(4);
Fite(1). CS - Evans; Demons; Gregg.

Coker                  IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
Seth Weinberg.......  4.0  2  1  1  4  2 10 15
Steven Dill.........  5.0  1  1  1  2  3 16 18

Augusta State          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
David Beumel........  8.0  7  4  4  0  5 29 34
Trey Williams.......  0.2  2  4  2  1  1  5  7
Daniel Gwaltney.....  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1

Win - Dill.  Loss - Beumel.  Save - None.
HBP - by Beumel (Dawson); by Beumel (Losten). BK - Weinberg.
Umpires - HP: Barry Chambers  1B: Jim Woodgreen
Start: 2:00 pm   Time: 2:20   Attendance: 115
Beumel faced 2 batters in the 9th.