2012-13 Baseball News

July 16, 2013
Dave Schmotzer Named Regional Coach of the Year
Baseball coach Dave Schmotzer brought home a coach of the year award today.

June 24, 2013
Coker College Baseball: ‘A Season to Remember’ DVD
Check out the trailer and place your order for the final documentary film that captures the 2013 baseball season.

June 23, 2013
Coker Summer Baseball Camp Photos
Photos from Coker's 2013 Summer Baseball Camp

June 8, 2013
Coker's Zach Loraine Drafted by Hometown Cardinals
Coker College pitcher Zach Loraine has been drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 21st round of the MLB Draft.

May 28, 2013
No. 3 Coker's Season Comes to an End with a 10-2 Loss to No. 7 Grand Canyon
The Coker Cobras historic season came to end on Tuesday (May 28) with a 10-2 loss to Grand Canyon at the NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship.

May 26, 2013
No. 3 Coker Falls to No.1 Tampa 12-4 in Opening Game of DII Baseball Championship
The No.3 Coker Cobras lost their opening game of the 2013 NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship to the No. 1 Tampa Spartans 12-4 on Sunday (May 26).

May 25, 2013
Goot Named Spring Scholar Athlete of the Year
Andrew Goot was named the conference scholar athlete of the year for baseball.

May 25, 2013
Giczkowski Earns ABCA Gold Glove Award
Junior third baseman T.J. Giczkowski has earned a gold glove award.

May 25, 2013
Coker’s Loraine Named to All-America Team
Junior Zach Loraine has been named to the Daktronics All-America team.

May 23, 2013
Loraine Named Second Team All-Region by ABCA
Zach Loraine has picked up his fifth honor of the season.

May 23, 2013
Coker Baseball Ranked No. 3 in the Nation
The Cobras have moved up to No. 3 in the country in the latest NCAA poll.

May 23, 2013
Coker's NCAA Baseball National Championship Games to be Broadcast Live on The Press Box Radio
All of Coker's games at the NCAA DiI Baseball National Championship will be broadcast live by The Press Box Radio on ESPN Radio 98.9 FM, AM 1230 and AM 1330.

May 22, 2013
Kondla, Loraine Named to NCBWA All-Region Team
Juniors Fico Kondla and Zach Loraine have earned second team all-region honors.

May 22, 2013
Cobras Ready to Take the Field at NCAA National Championship
The Southeast Region Champion Coker Cobras will take on the South Region Champion Tampa Spartans on Sunday (May 26) at 1 p.m. at the NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship in Cary, N.C.

May 21, 2013
Kondla Named Finalist for Josh Willingham Award
Fico Kondla has moved into the final 11 for the Division II MVP award.

May 21, 2013
Coker Baseball to Host Alumni/Parent/Friend Brunch Sunday
Coker will be hosting a casual pre-game brunch for all Coker friends, family, and fans!

May 19, 2013
The Coker Cobras are the NCAA Southeast Region Champions!
The No. 4 seed Coker Cobras stayed unbeaten in their first ever trip the the NCAA tournament, with a 7-2 win over the No. 5 seed Georgia College on Sunday (May 19).

May 18, 2013
Kondla Named a Josh Willingham Award Semifinalist
Fico Kondla has been named a semifinalist for the Division II MVP.

May 18, 2013
Cobras Advance to Regional Championship Game with 5-3 Win Over Mount Olive
The No. 4 seed Coker Cobras knocked off the No. 1 seed Mount Olive to advance to the championship game of the 2013 NCAA Division II Southeast Region Baseball Tournament.

May 17, 2013
Coker's Loraine Named Daktronics First Team All-Region
Junior Zach Loraine has earned his fourth honor for this season.

May 17, 2013
Coker Defeats USC Aiken 2-1 with Walk-Off in the Tenth
The No. 4 seed Coker Cobras defeated the No. 2 seed USC Aiken Pacers 2-1 in ten innings to stay undefeated at the 2013 NCAA Southeast Region Baseball Tournament.

May 16, 2013
Cobras Shipwreck Pirates in Opening Game of NCAA Southeast Regional
The No. 4 seed Coker Cobras knocked off the No. 3 seed Armstrong Pirates, 11-6 on Thursday (May 16) in Coker's first ever NCAA Tournament game.

May 15, 2013
Coker Baseball Ready for the NCAA Tournament
The Coker Cobras will take on the Armstrong Pirates in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Division II Southeast Region Baseball Tournament on Thursday (May 16) at 11 a.m.

May 12, 2013
Coker Earns No. 4 Seed, Will Play Armstong in Opening Round of NCAA Southeast Regional
As announced during Sunday night's NCAA Division II Baseball Selection Show, the Coker Cobras will be the No. 4 seed in the 2013 NCAA Southeast Region Baseball Tournament

May 10, 2013
Cobras Anticipating NCAA Baseball Selection Show
Watch the NCAA Division II Baseball selection show on Sunday (May 12) at 10 p.m. to see who the Cobras will play in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Division II Southeast Region Baseball Tournament.

May 8, 2013
Baseball Enters CBN Poll, Moves to No. 5 in Regional Ranking
The baseball team is now ranked in three different polls.

May 1, 2013
Loraine Named NCBWA Southeast Region Pitcher of the Week
Zach Loraine is the third-straight Cobra to be named regional pitcher of the week.

April 29, 2013
Coker Captures Conference Title and Secures NCAA Bid
The Coker baseball team defeated King University 6-3 on Monday (Apr. 29) to win the 2013 Conference Carolinas Tournament and earn a bid to the NCAA Southeast Regional.

April 28, 2013
Coker Defeats King 14-11, Forcing Second Game on Championship Sunday
Coker defeated King 14-11 on the final day of play at the 2013 Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, forcing a decisive game two Sunday (Apr. 28).

April 28, 2013
Rain Postpones Championship Game Until Monday
Due to rain the final game of the Conference Carolinas Baseball has been postponed until Monday (Apr. 29) at 1 p.m.

April 27, 2013
Kondla and Loraine Power the Cobras past the Fleet, 8-2
Coker advances to play Mount Olive in their second elimination game of the day with a 8-2 win over Erskine on Saturday (Apr. 27).

April 27, 2013
Suarez Swings Cobras into Championship
The Cobras rallied in the eighth inning to knock off the No. 1 seeded Mount Olive Trojans in the conference tournament on Saturday (Apr. 27) night.

April 26, 2013
Coker Falls to King 7-2 in Conference Tourney
The Coker baseball team suffered its first loss of the double elimination 2013 Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, falling to King 7-2 on Friday (Apr. 26).

April 26, 2013
Meyer Named NCBWA Southeast Region Pitcher of the Week
Senior Dan Meyer earned his second

April 25, 2013
Five Cobras Selected for All-Conference Teams
Three juniors and two seniors earned all-conference team selections today.

April 25, 2013
Late Inning Heroics Lift Coker Past Pfeiffer, 8-7
Fico Kondla and T.J. Giczkowski each drove home a run in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Coker baseball team to a 8-7 win over Pfeiffer in the opening round of the 2013 Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament.

April 24, 2013
Coker Baseball Ready for the Conference Tournament
After a five year absence, the Coker baseball team is ready to play in the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Thursday (Apr. 25).

April 23, 2013
Coker's Meyer Named Conference Pitcher of the Week
Senior Dan Meyer was named conference pitcher of the week today.

April 20, 2013
Cobras Split Regular Season Finale with Fleet
The Coker baseball team split its Conference Carolinas double-header with Erskine on Saturday (Apr. 20).

April 19, 2013
Friday's Baseball Game at Erskine Cancelled
Due to heavy rain, the Coker baseball game scheduled for Friday (Apr. 19) at Erskine has been canelled.

April 18, 2013
Goot Named NCBWA Southeast Region Pitcher of the Week
Andrew Goot nabbed his second pitcher of the week award today.

April 18, 2013
Webb Signs on to Play Baseball at Coker
The Cobras inked a left-handed pitcher for their recruiting class today.

April 16, 2013
Cobras Conquer the Knights 12-2
The Coker baseball team earned a decisive 12-2 win over St. Andrews on Tuesday (Apr. 16).

April 16, 2013
Kondla, Goot Repeat as Weekly Conference Winners
Fico Kondla and Andrew Goot swept the Conference Carolinas weekly baseball awards for the second time this season.

April 16, 2013
Coker Moves to No. 6 in Southeast Region
The baseball team continues to rise in the regional polls.

April 15, 2013
Coker Baseball Team Ranked Nationally
The Cobras are No. 29 in the country, according to College Baseball Lineup.

April 13, 2013
Coker Comes From Behind to Sweep Belmont Abbey, Takes Series 2-1
The Coker baseball team came from behind to defeat the Belmont Abbey Crusaders twice in Conference Carolinas action on Saturday (Apr. 13). The Cobras won the series with the Abbey 2-1.

April 12, 2013
Coker Set for Final Home Stand of the Season
The Coker Cobras will host the Belmont Abbey Crusaders in a three-game Conference Carolinas series on Friday (Apr. 12) and Saturday (Apr. 13).

April 12, 2013
Seven Baseball Players Named Academic All-Conference
The baseball team had seven players honored for their academics by the conference.

April 12, 2013
Late Inning Rally Pushes Belmont Abbey Past Coker, 14-8
The Coker baseball team suffered a 14-8 loss to Belmont Abbey on Friday (Apr. 12) afternoon.

April 9, 2013
Coker Holds on for 7-6 Win Over St. Augustine's
The Coker baseball team held on to defeat St. Augustine's 7-6 on Tuesday (Apr. 9). The win extends Coker's winning streak to seven games.

April 8, 2013
Coker Makes it Six in a Row with 10-5 Win Over Newberry
The Coker baseball team earned its 6th straight victory on Monday (Apr. 8) with a 10-5 win over Newberry.

April 5, 2013
Florida Trio on Final Ride at Coker
Check out this feature story on seniors Brinley Griffin, Tyler Witzel and Frank Suarez.

April 3, 2013
Cobras Take Down No. 11 Braves 8-4
The Coker Cobras took down the nationally ranked No. 11 UNC Pembroke Braves 8-4 on Wednesday (Apr. 3) in college baseball action.

April 2, 2013
Coker Baseball Sweeps Conference Awards Again
Fico Kondla and Andrew Goot took home conference player and pitcher of the week awards.

March 30, 2013
Cobras Take Two from Crusaders, Sweep Series
The Coker baseball team took two from North Greenville, winning 3-2 and 13-3 to complete the three-game sweep of the Crusaders on Saturday (Mar. 30).

March 29, 2013
Blechle and Witzel Lead Coker to 5-3 Win over North Greenville
Freshman Justine Blechle and senior Tyler Witzel were the driving forces behind Coker’s 5-3 win over North Greenville University in Conference Carolinas baseball action on Friday (Marc. 29) afternoon.

March 28, 2013
Cobras Ready To Face the Crusaders in Weekend Series
The Coker Cobras will host the Crusaders of North Greenville University in a Conference Carolinas three-game baseball series on Friday (Mar. 29) and Saturday (Mar. 30).

March 27, 2013
Seven Run Inning Propels Coker to 13-4 Win over Benedict
The Coker Cobras scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to propel them to a 13-4 win over Benedict College in collegiate baseball action on Wednesday (Mar. 27).

March 26, 2013
Cobras Looking to Tame the Tigers
The Coker baseball team will host the Benedict Tigers in a non-conference game on Wednesday (Mar. 27) at 3 p.m.

March 23, 2013
No. 4 Mount Olive Takes Two from Coker
The Coker Cobras lost two Conference Carolinas baseball games to No. 4 Mount Olive on Saturday (Mar. 23), 4-0 and 9-6.

March 22, 2013
Coker Falls to No. 4 Mount Olive
The Coker baseball team lost the first game of their conference series to No. 4 Mount Olive, 16-1.

March 20, 2013
Cobras Hold on to Defeat the Wolves 7-5
The Coker baseball team weathered a late inning rally by the West Georgia Wolves to win 7-5 and sweep the two-game series.

March 19, 2013
Coker Comes from Behind to Defeat West Georgia 8-6
The regionally ranked No. 7 Coker Cobras scored four unanswered in the final innings to come from behind and defeat the West Georgia Wolves 8-4 in college baseball action on Tuesday (Mar. 19).

March 19, 2013
Coker Moves to No. 7 in Southeast Region
The baseball team jumped two spots in the latest regional rankings.

March 18, 2013
Coker Hoping for Continued Success Against West Georgia
The Coker baseball team will host West Georgia in a two game non-conference series on Tuesday (Mar. 19) and Wednesday (Mar. 20).

March 16, 2013
Coker Splits Double-Header with Pfeiffer, Takes Series 2-1
The Coker baseball team split their double-header with Pfeiffer, winning the conference series, 2-1.

March 15, 2013
Loraine Locks in 5-4 Win for Cobras
The Coker baseball team secured a 5-4 win over Pfeiffer in its Conference Carolinas game on Friday (Mar. 15).

March 14, 2013
Cobras Looking to Clip the Falcons
The Coker baseball team will host the Pfeiffer Falcons in a three-game Conference Carolinas series on Friday (Mar. 15) and Saturday (Mar. 16).

March 12, 2013
Coker’s Kondla, Loraine Sweep Weekly Conference Awards
Fico Kondla and Zach Loraine each earned a weekly award from Conference Carolinas.

March 12, 2013
Coker Baseball Game at Benedict Cancelled
Due to rain, Coker's baseball game scheduled for Tuesday (Mar. 12) at Benedict has been cancelled.

March 10, 2013
Cobras Blow Past the Tornado 9-2
The Cobra baseball team blew past the Tornado of King with a 9-2 win on Sunday (Mar. 10) capturing the 2-1 series victory.

March 9, 2013
Coker and King Split Conference Double Dip
The Coker Cobras split their Conference Carolinas baseball double-header with King University on Saturday, winning game one 10-2, and losing game two 6-5.

March 7, 2013
Late Inning Rally Lifts Coker Past Claflin
The Cobras scored three runs in the last two innings to take home a 6-3 win over Claflin on Wednesday (Mar. 6).

March 6, 2013
Coker Baseball Moves up in Regional Poll
The baseball team hit the No. 9 spot in the latest NCBWA poll.

March 2, 2013
Coker Splits Double-Header with Limestone
The Coker baseball team split its Conference Carolinas double-header with Limestone on Saturday (March 2), winning game one, 2-1 and losing game two, 7-5.

March 1, 2013
Limestone Narrowly Defeats Coker 8-7
The Coker baseball team suffered an 8-7 loss to Limestone on Friday (March 1) in the first game of their three-game Conference Carolinas series.

February 28, 2013
Coker Hoping for Continued Success Against Limestone
The Coker baseball team will host Limestone College in a three-game Conference Carolinas series on Friday (March 1) and Saturday (March 2).

February 27, 2013
No. 24 UNCP Narrowly Defeats Coker 5-4
The Coker baseball team suffered a tough one-run loss to nationally ranked No. 24 UNC Pembroke on Wednesday (Feb. 27) 5-4.

February 27, 2013
Coker Baseball Cracks Second Regional Poll
The baseball squad has been ranked in its second regional poll in as many weeks.

February 26, 2013
Witzel Named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week
Senior pitcher Tyler Witzel has been recognized as the conference's pitcher of the week.

February 26, 2013
Coker Ready for UNC Pembroke
The regionally ranked No. 10 Coker baseball team will host the nationally ranked No. 24 Braves of UNC Pembroke in a non-conference game on Wednesday (Feb. 27).

February 25, 2013
Coker Completes Sweep of Barton with 5-4 Victory
The Coker baseball team completed their three-game sweep of Barton College with a 5-4 win on Monday (Feb. 25).

February 24, 2013
Clutch Pitching Gives Coker Two Wins Over Barton
Thanks to some solid relief pitching by Tyler Witzel and Zach Loraine, the Cobras picked up two come from behind wins over Barton on Sunday (Feb. 24), 7-6 and 3-2.

February 23, 2013
Coker Baseball Ready for First Conference Series of the Season
The Coker baseball team will take on the Barton Bulldogs in a three-game Conference Carolinas series on Sunday (Feb. 24) and Monday (Feb. 25).

February 21, 2013
Coker Baseball Weekend Series Moved to Sunday-Monday
Coker’s three-game Conference Carolinas baseball series scheduled for Friday (Feb. 22) and Saturday (Feb. 23) against Barton College has been moved to Sunday (Feb. 24) and Monday (Feb. 25) due to inclement weather.

February 20, 2013
Griffin Leads Coker Past Claflin
Brinley Griffin became the Coker baseball team’s career RBI leader, as he drove in two runs during Coker’s 7-1 victory over Claflin University on Wednesday (Feb. 20).

February 19, 2013
Coker Baseball Looking to Slow Claflin
The Coker baseball team will take on Claflin University in a non-conference game on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Coker. Claflin is on a two game winning streak.

February 18, 2013
Coker Baseball Team Hits Regional Rankings
Coker has been ranked regionally in the latest polls by d2baseballnews.com.

February 17, 2013
Sunday's Coker Baseball Games Canceled
The Coker College baseball games scheduled for Sunday (Feb. 17) at home against Alderson-Broaddus have been has been canceled due to winter weather.

February 16, 2013
Snow Cancels Coker's Baseball Games Against Alderson-Broaddus
The Coker baseball games against Alderson-Broaddus scheduled for Saturday (Feb. 16) have been canceled due to snow.

February 15, 2013
Cobras to Battle Alderson-Broaddus this Weekend
The Coker baseball team will play host to the Alderson-Broaddus Battlers in a three-game series on Saturday (Feb. 16) and Sunday (Feb. 17).

February 13, 2013
Coker’s Loraine Named to Second Watch List

February 12, 2013
Rain Cancels Coker's Game at Newberry
The Coker College baseball game scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 12) at Newberry College has been canceled due to inclement weather.

February 10, 2013
Coker Falls Short to Anderson, 1-0
Senior left-hander Dan Meyer threw eight and a third innings of scoreless baseball, but it was not enough as the Cobras lost to Anderson 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in college baseball.

February 9, 2013
Coker Splits Double-Header with Anderson
Coker lost its first game 3-1 and won the second game 8-6 against Anderson University on Saturday (Feb. 9).

February 7, 2013
Ninth Inning Heroics Lift Cobras to Victory
T.J. Sinnott drove home T.J. Giczkowski with one out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Cobra baseball team a 10-9 victory over the St. Augustine’s University Falcons on Wednesday (Feb. 6) afternoon.

February 5, 2013
Coker Wins Home Opener Over Newberry 11-4
The Coker baseball team used 19 hits to plate 11 runs in its 11-4 win over the Newberry Wolves in their 2013 home opener on Tuesday (Feb. 5) in collegiate baseball action.

February 4, 2013
Coker Ready for First Home Games of the Year
The Coker baseball team will host Newberry on Tuesday (Feb. 5) and St. Augustine's on Wednesday (Feb. 6) in their first two home games of the season.

February 3, 2013
Coker Splits Final Day at Chowan, Takes Series 3-1
The Cobra baseball team picked up another win on Sunday, taking home a 3-1 series victory over the Chowan Hawks on Sunday (Feb. 3).

February 2, 2013
Coker Dominates Chowan in Season Opening Double-header
The Cobra baseball team opened the 2013 season by scoring 33 runs over 14 innings, earing two wins over Chowan University on Saturday (Feb. 2).

January 31, 2013
Baseball Squad Eager for Playoff Run
Head coach Dave Schmotzer expects big things from his club this year. Check out the 2013 season preview.

January 23, 2013
Cobras Picked Eighth in Conference Preseason Poll

January 17, 2013
Coker’s Kirkwood, Loraine on Watch List
A pair of baseball players were recently named to a preseason watch list.

July 27, 2012
Coker College Baseball Adds Skinner to Staff
Robert Skinner has been named assistant baseball coach at Coker College.

July 23, 2012
Eight More Agree to Play Baseball at Coker
Coker baseball coach Dave Schmotzer has added eight players to the 2012-13 recruiting class.

July 19, 2012
Baseball Adds Six Floridians to its Class
Six players from the state of Florida have agreed to play baseball at Coker College.

June 26, 2012
Coker College Baseball Plucks Three From Missouri
The Coker College baseball program announced the addition of three players from Missouri.

June 11, 2012
Coker College Baseball Adds Six to Incoming Class
Coker College head coach Dave Schmotzer has announced the addition of six players for the 2012-13 season.

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