FORT MYERS, Fla. – Lakeland scored six runs in the second inning en route to a 13-3 win over Coast Guard at the Gene Cusic Classic.
The Muskies (3-4) took advantage of three walks and two errors in the second inning to take a 6-1 lead.
Coast Guard had taken a 1-0 lead in the third on an RBI single by sophomore Tucker Williams, the first hit of his career, driving in classmate Will Stephens, who reached on a fielder's choice.
The Bears pulled to within 6-3 in the third on an RBI singles by sophomore Zach Serna and Stephens, but those would be the last runs of the game for Coast Guard.
Lakeland would score three in the fourth and two more in the fifth taking an 11-3 lead. Coast Guard walked 13 batters and made four errors in the loss.
Sophomore Cody Bain (0-1) took the loss for the Bears. He pitched the first two innings and was charged with three hits and six runs, three earned. Freshman Robert Marant pitched two solid innings in relief for the Bears allowing two hits and walking a batter.
Freshman Trey Rittenhouse had his first two career hits while Stephens and Serna each added two hits in the loss.
Coast Guard drops to 4-3 on the season. The Bears are back in action on Friday at 10:00 in a doubleheader against Gettysburg.