Bears Split with Blue Highlighted by Hindle Grand Slam

Malia Hindle
Malia Hindle

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Coast Guard earned their first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win of the season in a split against Wellesley taking game one 4-1 and falling in game two 8-0 Wednesday afternoon on the Wellesley campus.

The Bears are now 13-7 overall and 1-5 in the conference while the Blue are now 6-3 on the season and 1-1 in the NEWMAC.

GAME ONE: COAST GUARD 4 WELLESLEY 1

Sophomore Malia Hindle picked the perfect time to hit her first career home run as the Bears won their first NEWMAC game of the season, 4-1, thanks to Hindle's grand slam.

Hindle went 1-3 with the grand slam and a run scored. Freshman Claire Hurley went 3-4 with a double and freshmen Audrey Bartz and Courtney McKenna and sophomore Sharayah Simco each had a run scored.

The Blue were led by Kalei Oliver who had the teams only RBI. Veronica Locher was 1-3 with a run scored.

After a sacrifice fly by Oliver in the bottom of the second Coast Guard came right back in the top of the third. Wellesley got two quick out to start the inning before McKenna singled up the middle to get on base. Bartz and followed by both Bartz and Simco both getting hit by pitches to load the bases. Hindle then stepped to the plate and knocked her first career home run to right center field which proved be the game winning hit as the Bears held on to win 4-1.

Freshman Julia Ferris (6-3) pitched a complete game allowing one earned run on seven hits and striking out three.

Julia Warner (2-1) took the loss for Wellesley allowing four earned runs on six hits striking out five.

GAME TWO: WELLESLEY 8 COAST GUARD 0 (5 innings)

Wellesley took game two of the NEWMAC double header in five innings, winning by a final score of 8-0.

The Bears managed only three hits in the game as  freshmen Hurley, Kayla Sowers and Carly Hattman each had one.

The Blue were led by Amanda Manning who was 4-4 with a triple, two doubles and two RBI's. Kendall Smith went 3-4 with a double and two RBI's while Ashtyn Coleman was 2-2 with a double and a game high three RBI's.

Wellesley scored at least one run in four of the five innings to take their first NEWMAC win of the season.

Ferris (6-4) took the loss pitching three innings allowing two earned runs on three hits. Freshman Kylie Vaverek and sophomore Mackenzie Everett combined to pitching an inning and two thirds of relief allowing five earned runs on seven hits.

Madeline Bianchi (3-2) pitched a strong game for the Blue allowing no runs on three hits and striking out two.

Coast Guard is back in action on Friday, April 7th, when they host Wheaton in a NEWMAC  double header. First pitch is 3:00.