BALTIMORE, Md. –
Sophomore Cayla Brown
finished with three hits, four RBIs and her second home run of the season in an 11-9 loss to Delaware State University on Sunday, April 2nd
at the CSU Softball Field.
Coppin State drops to 3-27 overall record with a 1-5 MEAC record while Delaware State moves to 8-18 overall and 7-1 in the conference.
The Eagles finished with a season-high 14 hits off of nine RBIs. At the plate Coppin State also recorded a season-high nine walks. Cayla Brown
, sophomore Megan Narvaez
and freshman Kimberly Evans
all finished with three hits each. Brown went 3-for-4 scoring one run and recorded career-highs in hits (3) and RBIs (4) against the Hornets. Evans had a season-high three hits with two runs scored. Narvaez also had a career-high three hits for the third time and scored two runs. Freshman Haley Bravo
scored a pair of runs and freshman Cloe' Ochoa
had a season-high two RBIs.
Coppin State carried a 3-0 lead into the second inning and then Delaware State came up with six runs in the third to take the lead. The Hornets added on four runs in the fourth inning and their final run in the fifth jumping out to an 11-4 advantage. The Eagles responded with four runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth just falling short to the Hornets, 11-9.
In the second inning, Kimberly Evans
singled to the shortstop and then scored on an RBI double to left field by sophomore Melanie Benge
. A bases loaded walk allowed Benge to score the second run and then Brown RBI singled to center field scoring Haley Bravo
Freshman Patricia Soria
singled up the middle in the fourth inning scoring Narvaez who walked to lead off. CSU went on to the fifth inning and had their best outing of the afternoon.
Bravo singled up the middle to get things going followed by a single to shortstop by Narvaez. Next, Cloe' Ochoa
reached on an error by the DSU infield with Bravo crossing home plate. The next at bat featured Brown slamming her second home run of the season with a shot to right field for three runs. Ochoa and Narvaez both scored on that play. The final run for CSU trailing DSU by three in the sixth inning came on an RBI single by Narvaez scoring Evans.
Coppin State's sophomore pitcher Madison Didion
(3-14) went 3.0 innings while relief pitcher Ochoa and freshman Shelby Spaziani
tossed 1.0 innings each and sophomore Dakota Gartrell
seen 2.0 innings of action.
The Eagles will host George Washington in a doubleheader at the CSU Softball Field on Tuesday, April 4th
beginning at 2 p.m. for their next game.