Coppin State’s Team Gold Takes Fall Baseball Series Title

GOLD OFFENSIVE STARS:

  • Freshman outfielder Darren Hagan, who batted .467 this fall, accounted for two of Gold’s scores, going 2 for 2 with a Walk. He tripled to deep left center field in the third inning to plate freshman outfielder Jordan Hamberg (who was the 4th leading header this fall) and later scored on an RBI single by freshman catcher Sebastien Sarabia (who led Coppin State in Hitting this fall with a .563 batting average). Hagan also stole a base.
  • Sarabia went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and knocked in the eventual winning run in the fourth when he scored Garrison on a groundball single up the middle.
  • Garrison went 2 for 2 with a walk, a stolen base and solidified the win with his 2-run single in the final inning to provide the insurance run.
  • Freshman infielder Zeek Hilton went 2 for 3 with a stolen base and one RBI.
  • Redshirt freshman infielder Toran Smith went 1 for 1 with 2 walks and scored two runs.

NAVY OFFENSIVE STARS:

  • Redshirt junior outfielder Justin Oakley went 1 for 3 with an RBI single through the middle to plate Navy’s first run
  • Redshirt junior infielder Brandon Watkins went 1 for 3 with a long double to right center field and later scored Navy’s final run on a passed ball
  • Redshirt freshman Rashad Ruff went 1 for 1 with a long booming triple to straight away left field to score Eddie Javier; Ruff later scored on an RBI single by Wellington Balsley
  • Junior transfer outfielder Wellington Balsley  went 1 for 2 with a walk and cashed in on his season leading 7th RBI
  • Redshirt senior catcher Cole Gerula double and scored Navy’s first run in the 4th inning
  • Redshirt freshman shortstop Eddie Javier added a single and scored Navy’s third run in the 5th inning.

GOLD PITCHING STARS:

  • Freshman Jordan Hamberg pitched two hitless innings with two K’s in the start for the Gold
  • Freshman Tyler Nichol pitched 1.2 innings, allowing 1 run with 5 K’s and 3 Hits.
  • Freshman Luke Baker got the save pitching the final two innings and recording a 1-2-3 final inning.

NAVY PITCHING STARS:

  • Freshman Rashad Ruff pitched two scoreless innings in the start for Team Navy

Head Coach Sherman Reed on the Fall Season: 
“This was a very rewarding conclusion to a rather challenging fall season, given the restrictions and new protocols put in place because of COVID-19,” said head coach Sherman Reed. “Our University’s Coronavirus Task Force should be commended on the safeguards put in place to ensure the safety of our student athletes and the Coppin State Campus Community. We were one of just a few College Baseball Programs in the area who were able to participate in the fall non-championship segment. Our guys were determined to yield to the safeguard imposed by our University, and we were rewarded by completing a very successful fall season. On paper, I compared the 2020 recruiting class with the stellar class of 2015 that helped us reach prominence, and they didn’t let me down. I was really impressed with the development and consistent performance from many of the newcomers. The overall depth of the talent on this team made for some very interesting competitive battles this fall. Battles that will make us better in the long term.”

Courtesy of Coppin State University Sports Information Office

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