GLEN BURNIE, Md.
-- Senior Harry Williams
laced a bases loaded walk-off single that scored two runs and lifted Coppin State to an 11-10 victory over Virginia State propelling the Eagles to a doubleheader sweep of the Trojans on Tuesday at the Bachman Sports Complex.
The Eagles trailed 10-9 entering the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game, but Chris Kashangaki
, Alex Garza and Aaron Wilson
all walked to load the bases with no outs.
Williams then lined a single to right giving the Eagles a victory and a sweep of the doubleheader. Coppin State captured the first game 10-3.
The victory snapped a 45-game losing streak for Coppin State and also marked the first victory of head coach Mike Scolinos
' tenure as the Eagles head coach.
The Eagles (2-9) used a 15-hit attack and the pitching of Tim Pomierski
to cruise to the first-game victory.
Pomierski allowed three unearned runs in the first inning and then shut down the Trojans for the remainder of the game. In seven innings he allowed four hits and struck out six.
Kashangaki was 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Coppin State offense. Derek Richards
was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI and Jim Vagnier
added a pair of runs batted in.
The Eagles had to rally several times in the second game to earn the victory and complete the sweep.
Coppin State trailed 6-3 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, but scored six times to take a 9-6 lead. The rally was highlighted by a two-out pinch-hit single by Aaron Wilson
that capped the scoring in the inning.
The Trojans bounced right back to score three times in the top of the sixth inning and once in the top of the seventh inning to take a 10-9 lead and set the stage for the heroics of Williams.