Coppin State Baseball Records 20th Victory of The Season With 5-2 Win At Towson


Coppin State Sports Information



Coppin State Sports Information


TOWSON, Md. – Coppin State’s baseball team defeated Towson University for the first time in program-history with a 5-2 victory at Schuerholz Park on Wednesday afternoon.  The win was also the Eagles’ 20th win of the season, marking just the third time and second-straight season that Coppin has won 20 games.  CSU’s school-record for wins is 21, set in both 2005 and 2018.

The Basics

  • Final Score: Coppin State 5, Towson 2
  • Records: Coppin State (20-14), Towson (8-28)
  • Location: Towson, Md. (Schuerholz Park)
  • Series History: Towson Leads, 10-1-1

Inside the Numbers

  • Nazier McIlwain had a big day for Coppin State offensively, going 2-of-3 with three RBI and a walk, including a three-run home run in the fourth inning.
  • Matt Day and Drew Thomas were the other Eagles players with two hits, while Day’s afternoon included a solo home run in the sixth. Day also scored two of CSU’s five runs.
  • Erik Crossman also walked twice and scored a run.
  • Carter Harbut was impressive on the mound, tossing 7.0 innings and allowing just one earned run on four hits while striking out a season-high eight batters. The victory was the first of his collegiate career.
  • Corey Treyes earned his sixth save of the season, allowing just one hit and striking out one in the final two innings.  It was the right-hander’s CSU-record 16th career save.

How It Happened

  • Nazier McIlwain got the scoring started with a three-run bomb over the scoreboard in right field in the top of the fourth.  Scoring on McIlwain’s second home run of the season was Matt Day, who led off the frame with a pinch hit single, and Erik Crossman who drew a walk.
  • After both teams went scoreless in the fifth, Day led off the sixth with a solo shot to left center to give the Eagles a 4-0 lead.  It was the freshman outfielder’s fourth home run of the season.
  • Towson finally got to starting pitcher Carter Harbut in the seventh for two runs, thanks to three hits and a costly error, cutting the deficit to 4-2.
  • Harbut faced the minimum through four frames despite giving up a hit in the fourth as the hitter was thrown out trying to steal third.  Harbut had a pair of strikeouts in both the third and seventh innings.
  • Corey Treyes relieved Harbut to start the eighth and tossed a 1-2-3 inning before getting an extra insurance run on an RBI single by Nick Martinez in the ninth.  Scoring on the base knock to left was Carlos Alviarez who reached on an unsuccessful squeeze bunt which got Derek Lohr tagged out at home.
  • Treyes gave up a hit in the ninth, but picked up his sixth save of the season and CSU-record 16th career save after striking out the final batter looking.

Up Next: MEAC-leading Coppin visits second-place Norfolk State in a big three-game conference series on April 19-20.  The Eagles have won 13-straight conference series’ which is the longest active streak in the Nation.

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