KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Coast Guard started out the season with a bang scoring nine runs in the top of the first inning and beat Skidmore 11-0 before falling to Washington College 13-0 settling for an opening day split , a pair of five inning games at the Rebel Games.
Freshman Sammy Yuknat fired a four-hit shutout in her collegiate debut in the opener and sophomore Erin Lisko highlighted the big first inning with a three-run double in her second bat of the first inning.
Sophomore Jessie Richardson had two hits and two RBI's in the game one win.
In the second game of the day, Washington College scored six runs in the second all with two outs en route to a 13-0 five inning win.
Freshman Kristine Kahl allowed nine hits and seven earned runs in two innings in her collegiate debut while Yuknat was touched for 11 hits and six earned runs over the final three innings.
Coast Guard had just three hits, a double by sophomore Stephanie Figgins and singles by senior Stacia Sarwinski and Lisko.
"What you saw today was two fold. Our potential to put up offensive numbers was evident in the game against Skidmore, but against Washington our inexperience was exposed," said Coast Guard head coach Donna Koczajowski. "As I constantly tell the team our annual Florida trip is a learning experience for us and hopefully we can come out tomorrow and continue to work towards playing Coast Guard softball."
The Bears are back in action on Monday when they play Mount Union and the #1 team in the nation, Montclair State, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.