CEDAR RAPIDS – Cornell dug a hole too deep against the rival Coe Kohawks and fell 10-3 in Tuesday's nonconference baseball game at Daniels Park that was played virtually even after the first inning.
Cornell (7-13) outhit the home team, 13-12, but couldn't overcome a rocky start in which it gave up six first-inning runs and trailed 8-0 through three. The Rams had their chances to climb back, stranding 13 total runners on base and hitting into four double plays.
Senior Zach Rogers went 3-for-5 in chalking up his 13th multi-hit game of the season. He clobbered a solo homer to left that put the Rams on the board in the top of the fourth. It was Rogers' 16th extra-base hit in 20 games.
The Kohawks (16-7), tied atop the Iowa Conference standings, grabbed an early 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first behind a two-run homer and a three-run double. Coe took advantage of three walks, a hit batsman and two wild pitches in the inning.
With the win, Coe gained an 8-5 lead in the inaugural Bremner Cup All-Sport Series between the schools. Men's tennis and softball are the only events remaining.
Coming up – Cornell is scheduled to host Iowa Wesleyan (13-12) in a 5 p.m. doubleheader Thursday at Ash Park. The Rams then play a four-game weekend series with Midwest Conference South Division foe Grinnell.