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Spiders Defeat Coppin State, 7-4 Wednesday
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 05/10/2017
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ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. – After knocking off No.25 Old Dominion on Tuesday afternoon, the Spider Baseball team kept the momentum going as they defeated Coppin State, 7-4 on Wednesday.

A double from Kurtis Brown in the second got things started for the Spiders as he drove in Jonathan de Marte. Brown came home to score thanks to a Kyle Schmidt single giving the Spiders a 2-0 advantage.

In the third, de Marte singled through the left side as Daniel Brumbaugh scored and gave Richmond a 3-0 lead. 

The Spiders pushed across three runs in the fourth to extend their lead, 6-0, capped off by Vinny Capra crossing the dish thanks to a sacrifice fly. An RBI single from Capra would make it a 7-0 ball game in the sixth.

Aaron Winkler threw two hitless innings while striking out three. Jacob Weis made his 12th appearance of the season and struck out the side in the third. The left-hander finished his two inning outing with four strikeouts. Brandon Johnson made his first appearance on the mound throwing an inning of relief in the fifth and logging two strikeouts.

Coppin State broke up Richmond's combined no-hitter in the bottom of the sixth, but Lowell Schipper was able to hold off the Eagles and keep them scoreless. 

The Eagles threatened in the seventh as they looked to get on the board, but Dalton Light retired a pair to get out of the inning and preserve Richmond's 7-0 lead. However, Coppin State pushed across four in the eighth to cut the Spiders' lead to three, 7-4.

Brumbaugh came on to close the game in the ninth and retired the side to secure Richmond's victory and picked up his first save of the year. The Spider staff racked up 15 strikeouts, matching a season-best.

The Spiders will continue their action packed week as the team travels out to the Gateway City to play a three-game series at A-10 foe, Saint Louis starting on Friday night at 7 p.m. 

 


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