-- John Bergwall
pitched a complete game and allowed only five hits, but Coppin State dropped a 3-1 decision to Bethune-Cookman in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game on Sunday at Joe Cannon Stadium.
Bergwall went nine innings allowing only five hits and three runs, while striking out three batters.
But three Bethune-Cookman pitchers held Coppin State to only one run to complete the three-game series sweep.
The Eagles, who were looking for their first victory against Bethune-Cookman since the 2005 season, out hit the Wildcats but stranded 11 runners on base.
The Eagles struck first in the bottom of the fifth inning by scoring its only run of the day.
With one out, Craig Richmond
was hit by a pitch. Gleiberman followed with a single to center that moved Richmond to third base.
Williams then reached on a Bethune-Cookman fielding error, which scored Richmond with the first run of the game.
The Wildcats answered with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning.
Alejandro Sanchez started things with a double and came in to score when Byron White reached on a bad-hop single to left.
Bethune-Cookman took the lead for good when pinch runner David Lee scored from third on a wild pitch.
The Eagles threatened in the bottom of the eighth inning when Derek Richards
and Mark Reynoso
each drew walks, but Juan Perez retired the final two Coppin State batters to end the threat.
Ryan Durrence hit a two-out solo homer in the top of the ninth inning to increase the lead to 3-1.
The Eagles brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning after Gleiberman singled with two outs, but were unable to push across a run.