BALTIMORE – After a pair of games to open the Coppin State Baseball Navy/Gold Fall Series, both teams have won a game.  Team Gold picked up the victory in the opening game, 7-4 last Wednesday while Team Navy tied the series with a 5-4 win in Game Two on Friday.

Game 1

Team Gold Offensive Stars

  • Freshman Mike Edwards and senior Justin Oakley combined for three RBI.
  • Edwards hit a long, towering double to left center to score freshman Landen Argabright who singled in Gold’s first run.
  • Oakley singled through the middle to score both Edwards and freshman Eimir Perez who had a pair of singles.

Team Gold Pitching Stars

  • Sophomore Giovanni Canales got the win, completing two scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and no walks.
  • Sophomore Tim Ruffino earned the save in relief.

Team Navy Offensive Stars

  • Senior Marcos Castillo led Navy by going 2-for-3 with three RBI.  His three-run blast to straight away left field tied the score at 3-3 in the third inning.
  • Junior Corey Miley drove in Jordan Hamberg with a single after Hamberg doubled to the gap in left center to give Navy a brief 4-3 lead in the fifth.
  • Sophomore Eddie Javier, Jr., had the only other hit for Navy.

Team Navy Pitching Stars

  • Freshman Marcos Herrand threw two dominant scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
  • Freshman Justin Johnson also completed a pair of innings and allowed no earned runs.

Game 2

Team Navy Offensive Stars

  • Senior Marcos Castillo continued his hot hitting by going 2-for-3 with two RBI and scored the team’s first run in the opening inning.  His single in the second inning scored sophomore Darren Hagan who singled, and sophomore Sebastien Sarabia who reached on an error.
  • Sophomore Mike Dorcean also went 2-for-3.
  • Hagan made his fall debut and chipped in with a 2-for-2 performance, scoring a run and delivering with an RBI double to score junior Corey Miley.
  • Junior Wellington Balsley went 1-for-2 with an RBI single in the first, scoring Castillo for the team’s first run of the game.

Team Navy Pitching Stars

  • Sophomore Jordan Hamberg pitched two innings, allowing no earned runs on one hit while striking out four.
  • Sophomore Luke Baker gave up just one run on one hit with a strikeout in his two innings on the mound.

Team Gold Offensive Stars

  • Freshman Eimir Perez went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and an RBI double.  His two-base knock drove in freshman Josh Hankins who drew a walk just prior.
  • Junior Brian Nicolas also went 2-for-3, recording a triple and scoring a run on sophomore Mario Cuevas’ single to right.

The next Navy & Gold game is scheduled for Friday, October 8 at Joe Cannon Stadium.  First pitch is slated for 2:30 pm.

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