|St. Mary's (7-3)||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||8||3|
|Coe College (1-0)||0||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||X||3||7||3|
|Winter Haven, Fla. Chain of Lakes - #4|
|St. Mary's||Pitching||Coe College|
|St. Mary's||Indv. Stats||Coe College|
|None||Doubles||#8 Kyle Alvarado|
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The Coe College baseball team opened the year with a 3-1 win over Saint Mary's at Chain of Lakes Park.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning. Dan Urban (Elk Grove Village, Ill./James B. Conant) reached on a single to second base, but a throwing error by the second baseman allowed Jordan Kaplan (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) to score. Kyle Alvarado (Bartlett, Ill./South Elgin) then reached on a throwing error by the third baseman, as Ben Jacobson (Ottosen, Iowa/Humboldt) scored to give Coe a 2-0 lead.
In the sixth inning, Alvarado drilled an 0-2 pitch down the right field line for a double, as Kaplan scored. Saint Mary's would add an unearned run on a sacrifice fly from Bob Kinne in the seventh inning, but Coe held on for the 3-1 win.
Urban and Alvarado each had a pair of hits for the Kohawks, while Kevin DeLaney (Coralville, Iowa/West), Kaplan and Grant Henning (DeWitt, Iowa/Central DeWitt) each had one. Kaplan scored a pair of runs. Thomas Schaedel (Chicago, Ill./Notre Dame Prep) earned the win on the mound, as he struck out six in 5.2 innings pitched. He didn't allow a run on eight hits. Lucas Robbins (Manteno, Ill./Manteno) earned his fourth career save in three innings of relief. Robbins struck out three without allowing a hit.
The Kohawks (1-0) return to action on Monday for a doubleheader with Montclair State in Auburndale, Fla.