Bears Rally to Win Third Straight

Will Stephens
Will Stephens

NEW LONDON, Conn.Reed Jenkins' sacrifice fly in the seventh broke a 6-6 tie leading Coast Guard to its third straight win a 7-6 non-conference win over Elms.

Will Stephens had three hits while Luke Thompson added two hits in the win for Coast Guard (9-6).

Alex Hoss and Josh Pasini each had three hits while Pasini drove in three with a trio of RBI singles as the duo had six of the Blazers seven hits. Elms drops to 2-10.

Connor Glynn (4-0) pitched two hitless innings of relief to register his team leading fourth win of the season without a loss. The freshman has not allowed an earned run in five appearances, 11 total innings, to start his collegiate career.

Stephens got the final three outs to record his team leading third save of the season.

Kyle Powell (0-1) took the loss in relief for Elms as he allowed the final two runs in the seventh, both unearned.

Elms got on the board in the top of the first on RBI single by Pasini before the Bears tied it in the home half on an RBI ground out by Jeremy Lhotka.

Dylan Roberts gave Coast Guard a 2-1 lead with a sacrifice fly in the second before the Blazers scored three times in the third on another RBI single by Pasini, a sacrifice fly by Thomas Slane and an RBI single by Josh Berthiaume for a 4-2 lead.

Coast Guard pulled even in the home half of the third on an RBI ground out by Jon Pressley before Reed Jenkins was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to knot the game 4-4.

The Blazers took a 6-4 lead in the top of the fourth as Kris Alverado had an RBI double before Pasini's third RBI single of the game.

Coast Guard got on back in the fifth on an RBI double by Lhotka to make it 6-5.

The Bears would tie the game in the seventh as Lhotka scored on a wild pitch before Jenkins sacrifice fly closed the scoring.

Lukas Caskey threw three scoreless innings out of the bullpen allowing just two hits while walking three and fanning four before Glynn came on in the seventh.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday when they host Babson, ranked 19th nationally, on Saturday in a NEWMAC doubleheader at noon.