Submitted by Steve Kramer, Director of Athletic Communications

BALTIMORE – Seryna Esparza had her third-straight multi-hit game as the Coppin State softball team fell to Maryland Eastern Shore, 7-1 on Saturday afternoon at CSU Softball Complex. The Eagles now stand at 4-22 overall and 1-10 in the MEAC.

Esparza had two of the team’s four hits with Brissa Alvarado and Celeste Gonzales having the others.  CSU drew six walks as well with two being issued to Manaia Fonoti and Brooklyn Tapusoa. Fonoti also stole a pair of bases.

Isabel Tobias went the first 4.0 innings and allowed just one earned run on two hits with three strikeouts in the loss. Vanessa Carrizosa went the final 3.0 innings and all five of her runs were unearned.

Maryland Eastern Shore scored the first run of the game in the top of the first on a fielding error with two outs. Coppin left five runners on base over its first three at-bats before breaking through to tie the score on an RBI single from Alvarado which scored Tapusoa from second.

Three hits and a pair of errors allowed the Hawks to score five runs in the fifth to make it a 6-1 score.  The visitors scored one more in the seventh as CSU got just another single from Esparza and a walk from Xzylia Maravilla in its final turn at the plate.

Coppin travels to Georgetown on Tuesday, April 11 before hosting MEAC rival Howard in a makeup game at 3 pm on Thursday, April 13.

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