PRINCESS ANNE, Md — The Coppin State baseball team started its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) schedule by dropping a doubleheader to in-state rival Maryland Eastern Shore Sunday afternoon at Hawk Field. The Eagles lost the games by scores of 6-3 and 8-0.
Coppin State (1-9 overall, 0-2 MEAC) was led by the sizzling bat of George Dragon who collected three hits over the two games of the doubleheader. He extended his hitting streak to five games with an RBI double that capped a three-run first inning for the Eagles in the opening game. Over CSU’s last five games, Dragon is hitting .412 with seven hits and three runs batted in.
Also, in the opening game, Randal Mendez, had a pair of doubles, including one that drove home two runs in the first inning that got Coppin State off to an excellent start. Mendez and Dragon each lead Coppin State with three multi-hit games in the Eagles first 10 contests. Both players have each reached base in every game this season.
Coppin State’s pitching staff combined for eight strikeouts in the opening game.
In the nightcap, the Eagles were hurt by a rough second inning in which Maryland Eastern Shore turned three CSU errors into five runs. In addition to Dragon, Lance Montano and Mike Wright had hits for the Eagles.
Coppin State will conclude the three-game series Monday morning against UMES at 10:00 a.m. This will be the third game of a five-game road trip for Coppin State. The Eagles visit Wofford on Tuesday and Wednesday for mid-week games