DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Coe College baseball team scored nine runs on 12 hits in the final two innings Friday night, as they beat Loras 15-6 in an Iowa Conference nine-inning game. Six Kohawks finished with multiple hits in the victory.
Coe scored the first runs of the game in the top of the fourth inning. Senior Tyler Leadley (Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge) walked to start the inning. Senior Spencer Sobba (Kansas City, Mo./St. Pius X) then homered to left field to give Coe the early 2-0 lead. The home run was the second of Sobba's career.
The Kohawk bats stayed hot in the top of the ninth as Stein doubled to left center to start the inning before moving to third on a single to left field by Nisenson. With two outs, Sobba homered for the second time in the game, driving in Nisenson and Stein.
Melloy, Leadley and Sobba led the Kohawks with three hits apiece, while Stein, Nisenson and Delaplane had two hits each. Leadley and Sobba scored three times each, with Stein, Nisenson, Raisch and Delaplane each crossing the plate twice. Sobba drove in six runs while DeAngelis and Leadley both brought in two.
Junior Wade Morris (Conrad, Iowa/BCLUW) moved to 5-1 on the year on the hill with the victory. In 5 2-3 innings pitched, Morris struck out two while giving up three earned runs on seven hits. Freshman AJ Reuter (Monticello, Iowa/Monticello) picked up his first career save in three and a third innings pitched. He struck out one while giving up six earned runs on eight hits.
The two teams will return to action on Saturday, squaring off in a doubleheader at 11 a.m. in Dubuque.