HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Tyler Witzel (Melbourne, Fla.) went the distance on the mound and Fico Kondla (Miami, Fla.) drove in a pair of runs, as Coker took down Conference Carolinas foe St. Andrews, 7-1, on Friday afternoon.
Coker (18-18, 9-10 Conf. Carolinas) took an early 1-0 lead thanks to an RBI single by Kondla in the bottom of the first inning. St. Andrews (8-25, 2-14 Conf. Carolinas) tied the game in the top of the fifth, but the Cobras plated four runs in the bottom half of the inning to regain the lead. A pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the seventh secured the 7-1 victory for the Cobras.
Witzel (2-3) tossed a complete game scattering eight hits over nine innings, allowing just one run with three punch-outs.
Kondla was the Cobras leading hitter with three hits including a double and two RBIs. Frank Suarez (Miami, Fla.), Jake Frazier (Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.) and Lucas Britt (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) had a pair of hits each, while Keith Wolf (O'Fallon, Ill.), Chad Nader (Rock Hill, S.C.), Nathan Wilson (Milliken, Colo.) and Brinley Griffin (Port St. John, Fla.) each drove in a run.
The Cobras and the Knights will complete their three-game conference series with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at noon at Coker's Tom J. New Field.
McDonald's Player of the Game- Tyler Witzel
Witzel threw a complete game allowing just one run with three strikeouts.
The McDonald's Player of the Game is presented by the Hartsville McDonald's and is given to the most outstanding performer during each Coker College home athletic event.