Coker Softball Going for Eight Straight

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker softball team will host Queens University of Charlotte on Sunday (Mar. 10) in Conference Carolinas double-header action.  Live video coverage of the game will be available at www.cokercobras.com

Coker is entering the competition on a six game win streak.  In fact, the Cobras have not lost a game since February 21 when they fell to Francis Marion 2-0.  The navy and yellow are practically perfect at home, posting a 9-1 record on the year.

Senior shortstop Jaclin Poole has had success at the plate with a batting average of .318 on the year.  Poole has earned 14-hits, including two doubles and one triple, while driving in seven RBIs.  Junior outfielder Sydney Weatherford leads the team with two home runs, along with the team high 15-RBIs. 

Lauren Phillips leads the pitching crew with an ERA of just 1.20, and has only allowed 41-hits on 46.2-innings pitched.  Breanna Skipper has also been impressive on the mound by posting an ERA of just 1.36. Skipper has only given up 32-hits on 36-innings pitched.  

The Royals recently broke a four game losing streak, after defeating the University of Virginia College at Wise 7-5.  Queens has tallied a 2-3 away record so far this season. 

Queens' offense is powered by Whitney Britt who is batting .442 on the year.  Britt has collected 19-hits, three doubles, three triples, and three homeruns, while driving in eight RBIs. 

On the mound, the Royals are lead by Lyndey McCurry.  McCurry is 2-5 on the year with an ERA of 4.61.  She has 21-strikeouts, allowing 49-hits on 38-innings pitched.

Game one is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by the second game of the series at 3:00 p.m.