Bears Take Two From Falcons in Non-Conference Action

Sydney Arendt
Sydney Arendt

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard racked up 22 hits in a sweep of Albertus Magnus winning game one 9-2 and game two 10-0 on Chick-Fil-A Day Tuesday afternoon.

With the win, the Bears improve to 15-5 overall while the Falcons snap a six-game winning streak and fall to 18-7 on the season.

Senior Emma Hvozdovich continues to bring the power to the Bears line up going a combined 4-5 with a homerun, four RBI's and two runs scored. Sophomore Carly Hattman went 5-7 on the day with three runs scored and classmate Courtney McKenna finished with three RBI's and two runs scored. Junior Emily Hogan followed up her walk-off double with another strong outing going 3-7 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI's.

In game one, the Bears jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first after McKenna doubled to right center plating sophomore Claire Hurley for the first run of the game. Senior Casey Cruzpino then singled scoring McKenna giving Coast Guard a 2-0 advantage.

Both teams were quiet until the Bears scored again in the top of the fourth as Hogan took advantage of a passed ball to score from third. Hurley then reached first on a throwing error by the pitcher which brought junior Malia Hindle home increasing Coast Guard's lead to four.

After the Falcons got a run back in the bottom of the fifth, Hogan knocked a double to centerfield with the bases loaded that brought both sophomore Audrey Bartz and McKenna around to score. Sophomore Kayla Sowers then pushed the lead to 7-1 as she singled scoring Cruzpino.

Albertus Magnus added one more run in the bottom of the six before the Bears scored two more runs in the top of the seventh to secure their 14th victory of the season 9-2.

In game two, Coast Guard started rolling in the third as Hvozdovich hit her fifth homerun of the season plating freshman Charlee Kraiss for the 2-0 lead 

The Bears scored four more runs in the fourth as Kraiss singled up the middle scoring Hattman, followed by a RBI single from Hvozdovich and a two RBI double from McKenna.

Coast Guard extended their lead in the fifth with four more runs including freshman Noelle Greenwood's first career RBI for the Bears 10th run and the 10-0 win. 

Sophomore Julia Ferris (8-3) pitched her second consecutive complete game allowing two earned runs on seven hits and striking out two. Freshman Sydney Arendt (7-2) wrapped up her sixth complete game of the season and her first career shutout scattering five hits and striking out three.

The Bears jump back into NEWMAC play tomorrow as they travel to Springfield, Massachusetts to take on the Springfield Pride. First pitch of the doubleheader is 3:00 pm.