Bears Drop Pair to Salve in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Senior Vincent Roth threw a three-hit shutout in the opener and Salve Regina scored twice in the seventh and final inning in the night cap to break a 3-3 tie as the Seahawks swept Coast Guard 4-0 and 5-4 at the Gene Cusic Classic.

Roth (1-0) allowed just three singles, walked one and fanned three to pick up the win. He allowed a pair of hits in the first and just one single over the final six innings.

Junior Blake Thompson and sophomore Mark Behne each had singles in the first while freshman Kyle Jackson had the Bears only other hit in the opener, a single in the fourth.

Salve got all they would need in the second and added two more in the third and a single run in the fourth.

Junior Andrew Lucak (0-1) took the loss as he went the first three innings and allowed six hits and three runs while walking four and striking out three

Sophomore Sean Barry threw three solid innings of relief allowing three hits and an earned run while fanning two.

In the night cap, Salve Regina led 3-1 in the fifth before the Bears tied it with two in the home half of the fifth as junior Danny Sabourin scored on a throwing error and Coast Guard tied the game 3-3 on a pinch hit RBI double by freshman Michael Jeffko, his first career hit. The Bears would however leave runners on second and third.

The Seahawks scored twice in the top of the seventh of the seven inning game taking the lead on an pinch hit RBI single by freshman Alex Kucich before senior Nicholad Dell'Anno's squeezed in what would end up being the winning run.

The Bears scored in the bottom of the seventh as Behne led off with a single and scored on a pinch hit single by senior Lukas Laplante, but Coast Guard left runners on first and second as a ground out ended the game.

Sophomore Kyle Wood went the first five innings scattering ten hits and allowing three earned runs. Freshman Justin Rebholz allowed a pair of runs in 1 and 1/3 innings to take the loss.

Behne was the star for the Bears going 4 for 4 with two stolen bases and runs scored in  the second game. Sabourin had two hits including a triple in the second game for the Bears.

Coast Guard is back in action on Monday, when the Bears take on Baruch in a single game at 9 a.m. in the Gene Cusic Classic.

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