-- Jay Maletz
went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs and Anderson Burgess
picked up his first career victory with seven strong innings on the mound leading Coppin State to a 5-3 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore on Sunday at Joe Cannon Stadium to complete a three-game series sweep.
The series sweep marked the Eagles first three-game sweep since the 2010 season and CSU improved to 9-19 overall and 6-5 in the MEAC.
Maletz had his second career multiple hit game and his first career multiple RBI game to lead the Eagles. Chris Kashangaki
, Chris Godfrey
and Nathan Pitts
each had two hits as the Eagles pounded out 11 hits on the day.
It was more than enough offense for Burgess as he allowed just two runs, and one earned run, in seven innings to go along with six strikeouts. Michael Roberts
worked the final two innings to pick up his third save of the season.
After spotting UMES (5-29, 2-10 MEAC) a run in the first inning the Eagles tied the game with a run in the bottom of the third inning.
Kashangaki singled to begin the inning and stole second to move into scoring position. Colin Dower
followed with a base hit to right scoring Kashangaki and tying the game at 1-1.
UMES regained the lead with a run in the top of the fourth inning, but Coppin State took the lead for good by scoring four times in the bottom of the sixth inning.
started the inning with a single and advanced to third on a throwing error on Godfrey's sacrifice bunt.
tied the game at 2-2 when he lined a single to left scoring Brown.
Godfrey and Kraft moved up on a wild pitch and Maletz delivered a clutch two-run single scoring both runners and giving the Eagles a 4-2 lead. Maletz would extend the lead to 5-2 when he scored on a UMES fielding error later in the game.
Coppin State will return to action on Wednesday (April 10) when it hosts Navy at 3 p.m. at Joe Cannon Stadium.