-- Sophomore David Hamlett
hit a two-out, walk-off single lifting Coppin State to a 7-6 victory over Navy on Wednesday at Joe Cannon Stadium.
Coppin State (10-19) trailed 6-5 entering the bottom of the ninth inning before rallying to record its second victory of the season against Navy in as many tries. The win pushes the Eagles current winning streak to five straight, which marks the longest winning streak since the 2010 season.
With one out, pinch-hitter Zach Hawk
drew a walk to get the rally started. Colin Dower
was hit by a pitch to move Hawk into scoring position.
After a Navy pitching change, Joel Rinehart was able to record the second out of the inning with a strikeout.
then reached on a fielding error to load the bases with two outs and Hamlett then delivered a base hit up the middle to score Hawk and Dower giving the Eagles the victory.
The Eagles were limited to just four hits on the day, but took advantage of four Navy errors.
picked up the win for Coppin State as he worked the final two innings and didn't allow a hit and struck out three batters.
Hamlett was 1-for-5, but drove in three runs to pace the CSU offense. Chris Kashangaki
had two hits and drove in a run and Chris Godfrey
also had a hit.
Brad Borosak, Kash Manzelli, Craig Veech and Jack Keller drove in runs for Navy (17-17).
Navy jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after the first inning, but Coppin State answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Kashangaki hit a sacrifice fly to score Daniel McCrea
with the Eagles first run of the game and Jay Maletz
scored on a failed pickoff attempt to cut the Navy lead to 3-2.
The Midshipmen increased the lead to 6-2 by scoring once in the sixth inning and two more times in the seventh inning.
Coppin State trimmed the lead to 6-5 by scoring three times in the bottom of the seventh inning.
led off the inning with a walk and Maletz was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second with no outs. John Walls
followed with a walk to load the bases.
Dower drove in Brown when he reached on a Navy fielding error to cut the lead to 6-3.
Walls made the score 6-4 when he scored on a wild pitch and the Eagles scored their final run of the inning when Dower scored when Hamlett reached on a fielder's choice.
Coppin State returns to action this weekend when it visits Delaware State for a three-game Mid-Eastern Athletic series which gets underway on Saturday.