-- Sophomore David Hamlett
went 5-for-7 and drove in three runs leading Coppin State to a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep of Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday at Joe Cannon Stadium.
The Eagles won game one 7-3 and completed the sweep with a 3-1 victory in the second game.
Hamlett went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI in the first game and was 1-for-2 with two RBI in game two.
Freshman Shane Davies
pitched a complete game in game two as he allowed eight hits and one run while striking out two to notch the victory.
Kashangaki scored two runs in the second game and Jack Kraft
added an RBI double.
After UMES (5-28, 2-9 MEAC) tied the score at 3-3 with a run in the top of the fifth inning of game one the Eagles responded.
Hamlett led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a bunt single and advanced to second on a throwing error on the play.
Brown delivered Hamlett with the go-ahead run when he singled to center giving CSU a 4-3 lead.
After a sacrifice bunt by Godfrey moved Brown to third, Kraft lifted a sacrifice fly to righ that plated Brown and upped the lead to 5-3.
Coppin State added two more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on an RBI single from Hamlett and a sacrifice fly by Godfrey.
Taylor went 6.2 innings to raise his record to 2-4 on the season, while Grebenstein pitched 2.1 innings of hitless relief to notch his first career save.
Coppin State took the lead for good in the bottom of the third inning of game two when Hamlett hit a sacrifice fly to right that scored Kashangaki giving CSU a 2-1 lead.
The Eagles pushed the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Kraft hit a two-out double that scored Brown.
Davies closed the game strong for the Eagles as he retired 11 of the final 13 batters of the game.
The two teams will conclude the series with a nine-inning game on Sunday (April 7) beginning at 12 p.m. at Joe Cannon Stadium.