Bears Take Two on Day Two

Casey Cruzpino
Casey Cruzpino

CLERMONT, Fla. - The Coast Guard softball team combined for 25 runs on 34 hits taking both games on day two topping Drew (13-6) and Immaculata (12-4) on Monday at the PFX Games.

GAME ONE: COAST GUARD 13 DREW 6

The Bears came back from a five run deficit scoring 12 runs over the final four innings for their second win of the season, 13-6.

With the win Coast Guard improves to 2-1 while Drew drops to 0-4.

Senior Sara Cammuso led the way in game one going 3-4 with three RBI's, three runs scored and a double. Freshman Courtney McKenna went 2-4 with three RBI's, a double and a run scored. Freshman Claire Hurley went 3-5 with three runs scored while classmate Carly Hattman went 2-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in the lead off spot. 

Brooke Adams led the Rangers going 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Meghan Beyer was 1-2 with two RBI's and a run scored while Lauren Mastropierro was 1-4 with with an RBI and a run scored.

Both teams scored a run in the first inning and then went scoreless in the second before Drew erupted in the top of the third for five runs. 

The Bears quickly answered in the bottom of third with four runs of their own. With the bases loaded sophomore Emily Hogan singled through the left side plating McKenna. Cammuso then singled through the right side scoring sophomore Malia Hindle and junior Casey Cruzpino. Cammuso then came in to score on a muffed throw from the catcher making the score 6-5 in favor of Drew going into the fourth.

After holding the Rangers scoreless in the top of the fourth, Coast Guard scored three more runs in the bottom of the inning. McKenna singled through the right side and advanced to second on the throw plating junior Emma Hvozdovich and Hattman. Cruzpino then singled to the shortstop scoring Hvozdovich giving the Bears an 8-6 lead. 

Coast Guard continued to roll scoring five more runs and holding Drew scoreless taking the win 13-6.

Freshman Julia Ferris started in the circle for the Bears going three innings allowing five earned runs on nine hits and striking out two. Freshman Kylie Vaverek (1-0) came in for the win in relief pitch four innings allowing zero runs on two hits and one strikeout.

Cara O'Leary (0-1) started for the Rangers allowing five earned runs on 13 hits over four and a third inning pitched. Victoria Avella came in to pitch the final inning and two thirds allowing five earned runs on six hits and striking out one.

GAME TWO: COAST GUARD 12 IMMACULATA 4

The Bears ran out to an 8-0 lead on their way to a 12-4 win game two over the Mighty Mac's to sweep day two at the PFX games. 

Coast Guard improves to (3-1) while Immaculata falls to 0-2.

Cruzpino went 3-3 with a home run, a double, four RBI's and three runs scored. Hindle went 2-3 with a double two RBI's and two runs scored. Hurley was 1-4 with three RBI's and a run scored while Sowers was 2-5 with a double and a RBI.

The Mighty Mac's were led by Annemarie Bartow who went 1-2 with two RBI's. Meghan Kugler went 2-2 with two runs scored and Abigail Carter was 1-3 with one RBI.

McKenna started the scoring for the Bears in top of the first singling through the right side scoring Hvozdovich. Hindle then doubled to right center plating Cruzpino and McKenna.

After a scoreless second inning Coast Guard scored five runs in the top of the third highlighted by RBI's by Cruzpino (2), Cammuso (1), Hurley (1) and Sowers (1).

The Bears went on to score four more runs wrapping up their third win of the season with a 12-4 win.

Sophomore Mackenzie Everett (1-0) earned her first win of the season in her first start going three innings allowing two runs on two hits and striking out two. Vaverek came in to earn her first career save pitching the final three innings allowing one earned run on four hits.

Michaela Petito (0-2) took the loss going three innings allowing eight runs on 11 hits and striking out two. Jessica Bormann and Nicole Kowalski combined for three innings of relief allowing four runs on four hits and walking three.

The Bears are off tomorrow before they take on Juniata and Penn St. New Kensington Wednesday, March 8th. First pitch for the two games are 9:00 and 11:30.