-- Freshman Jack Kraft
went 1-for-3, scored a run and drove in a run helping lead Coppin State to a 9-6 victory over Norfolk State and a split of a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday at Joe Cannon Stadium.
Kraft, who went 2-for-4 in game one, extended his hitting streak to 16 straight games and helped the Eagles salvage one game in the three-game series.
Norfolk State captured the first game 5-4 before the Eagles bounced back to win game two.
Coppin State (6-19, 3-6 MEAC) scored a run in the first and then added three more runs in the second inning to take a 4-0 lead.
started the rally in the second inning with a base hit and Kraft followed with a single to advance Godfrey to second.
Following a sacrifice bunt by Jay Maletz
, Daniel McCrea
delivered an RBI double that scored Godfrey extending the CSU lead to 2-0.
hit an RBI single to right that scored Kraft and Chris Kashangaki
capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly to center that scored McCrea giving the Eagles a 4-0 lead.
Norfolk State (9-17, 4-5 MEAC) rallied to tie the game by scoring four runs in the top of the third inning.
The Eagles took control of the game by scoring four more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Wright was hit by a pitch to begin the inning and Dower walked one out later and David Hamlett
loaded the bases with a sharp single to right.
forced in a run when he drew a walk, which scored Wright and gave the Eagles the lead for good at 5-4.
Godfrey reached on a Norfolk State fielding error, which allowed Dower to score to push the lead to 6-4.
Kraft then drew a walk scoring Hamlett to increase the lead to 7-4 and Brown capped the inning when he scored from third on a wild pitch.
Norfolk State cut the lead to 9-6 with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning, but Michael Roberts
worked a scoreless 1.2 to earn his second save of the season.
earned the victory for Coppin State, which marked his first career win at CSU.
, Hamlett and Kraft each had two hits for Coppin State in the opener, while Kashangaki, Brown, Godfrey, Maletz, Zach Hawk
and Colin Dower
each picked up a base hit.