Hanna gets milestone win No. 700
Coach entered 2012 as DII active leader in winning percentage
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker head softball coach David Hanna captured his 700th career victory by leading the Cobras to a 9-0 win against Mars Hill on Friday afternoon. The win came in the second game of the doubleheader between the Cobras and the Lions.
In game 1, Mars Hill jumped out to an early 4-1 lead after the first inning. Coker cut the lead to just one with a pair of runs in the fourth off a home run by Stacy Burr. Mars Hill answered with three runs in the top of the fifth to make it 7-3 before the teams exchanged runs in the seventh for a final score of 8-4.
Coker's Jordan Atkinson (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs on five hits with three strikeouts in four innings of work.
Burr was the Cobras' leading hitter with a homer, two RBIs and a run scored, while Gina Easler had a pair of hits and Sarah Rountree drove in a run.
Game 2 belonged to the Cobras, as they scored nine unanswered runs in five innings.
Coker held a 5-0 lead heading into the fourth inning when Burr gave the Cobras a four-run boost with a grand slam. Coker shut the door on the Lions in the top of the fifth, giving the Cobras a five-inning mercy rule win, while also giving Hanna his milestone victory.
Freshman Katie Lee (1-0) earned the shutout victory. She went 5.0 innings allowing just three hits with three strikeouts.
Burr finished the game with a pair of hits, including the homer, with four RBIs and a run scored. Jaclin Poole also had a pair of hits with an RBI and a run scored while Katelyn Szupello had a double with an RBI.