Andres Santana’s Hot Bat Leads Coppin State Eagles To Win Against Lafayette

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Coppin State baseball won their first game of the 2017 season, 3-1, over Lafayette College on Sunday, March 5th at the Nats Youth Academy. Junior outfielder Andres Santana had a season-high three hits and a stole a base in the Eagles victory. The Eagles suffered a 6-2 loss in their first game of the day to Harvard, 6-2.

GAME 1: Harvard 6, Coppin State 2
Starting pitcher freshman Jacob Lewis went 6.2 innings striking out a season-high seven batters and walked six. Junior catcher Brett Helmbrecht drew three walks and junior outfielder Andres Santana went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and a stolen base.

Santana singled to right center field for the only Eagles hit of the first inning. Freshman outfielder Corey Treyes singled through the right side in the second inning and then recorded his first stolen base taking second. Sophomore Jamar Criss singled up the middle in the fourth inning, but Harvard took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the inning off of four hits and three runs.

Junior infielder John P. Bonanca RBI doubled to right field scoring freshman infielder Allen Saar who singled up the middle during the Eagles fifth inning. Harvard led 4-1 in the seventh inning after a runner scored on a passed ball with the bases loaded.

In the eighth inning Santana led off with a double down the left field line and scored on an RBI fielder’s choice by Criss. Harvard went on to win 6-2.

GAME 2: Coppin State 3, Lafayette 1
Lafayette took a 1-0 advantage after a home run in the first inning against the Eagle. Junior Malik White had Coppin State’s first hit of the game with a single to the pitcher in the second inning. Andres Santana had the next hit for CSU in the third inning singling to center field.

In the fourth inning junior outfielder Caleb Duhay led off doubling to right center field and later scored on a sacrifice fly out to left field by Allen Saar. That was Saar’s first RBI of the season.

The Eagles came up with two key hits in the fifth inning to jump in front of Lafayette, 3-1. Santana had his second hit with a single to left field and quickly moved to second on a bunt by senior infielder Bryant Miranda. CSU’s sophomore infielder Nazier McIlwain was walked in the next at bat, followed by an RBI single to right center by Jamar Criss scoring Santana. The Eagles next run came on a fielder’s choice by Duhay that allowed McIlwain to cross home plate.

Andres Santana had his third hit of the game in the seventh inning singling through the right side. Coppin State added on a pair of hits in the seventh inning with Cross singling down the left field line and Duhay singling to left center. The Eagles rookie duo of Quinn Gleed and Corey Treyes anchored the team to their first victory of the year.

Gleed (1-1) went 7.0 innings striking out six and walking only two in the win. Treyes (1) picked up the save going 2.0 innings striking out one and walking one.

Duhay finished with a season-high two hits including a double while scoring one run against the Leopards and McIlwain was walked a career-high three times.

Coppin State will host Lehigh on Wednesday, March 8th at 3 p.m. in their next home game at Joe Cannon Stadium.

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