Hogan, Hvozdovich Lead Bears to Sweep of Wellesley; Clinch NEWMAC Tourney Berth

Emma Hvozdovich
Emma Hvozdovich

WELLESLEY, Mass. – Emily Hogan's three-run double highlighted a four-run fifth in the opener while Emma Hvozdovich hit a pair of homers, including a grand slam and drove in six in the night cap as Coast Guard swept Wellesley 4-1 and 13-6 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader to secure a spot in the NEWMAC tournament for the first time since 2013.

Coast Guard improves to 18-8 overall and 9-5 in the NEWMAC while Wellesley drops to 6-17 overall and 3-9 in conference play.

GAME ONE – COAST GUARD 4, WELLESLEY 1

Emily Hogan's two out three-run double in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie as Coast Guard beat Wellesley 4-1.

Wellesley scored a run in the first and led 1-0 until the top of the fifth when the Bears tied the game on an unearned run when Courtney McKenna reached on an error allowing Carly Hattman to score and tie the game before Hogan's three-run double.

It was the second big hit of the week for Hogan, who had also had a three-run double in the seventh against Springfield leading the Bears to a 7-5 come-from-behind win over the Pride.

Claire Hurley was 3 for 3 in the game one win for Coast Guard which had seven hits in the opener.

Julia Ferris (9-6) went the distance and scattered seven hits allowing the one earned run while walking one to get the win.

GAME TWO – COAST GUARD 13, WELLESLEY 6


Emma Hvozdovich's hit a pair of homers including grand slam which highlighted a six run second innings as Coast Guard beat the Blue 13-6.

Hvozdovich was 4 for 4 with a double, three runs scored and six RBI's to lead the Bears, who had a season-high 21 hits in the nightcap. She now has a team-high eight homers and 35 RBI's.
Hogan, the game one hero, was 4 for 5 with a pair of runs scored while Kayla Sowers and Carly Hattman each had three hits. Malia Hindle and Audrey Bartz also had two hits in the win.

Sydney Arendt (9-2) pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed eight hits and four earned runs picking up the win while Julia Ferris went the final 2 2/3 allowing three hits and one run to close out the sweep.

Casey Cruzpino's RBI single got the Bears on the board in the second and Hattman followed win an RBI bunt single before Hvozdoich's grand slam to center gave Coast Guard a 6-0 lead.

Hvozdovich hit a solo shot to center in the fourth and added she lifted a sacrifice fly to center in the fifth giving Coast Guard a 10-2 lead.

The Blue got three in the home half of the fifth to keep the game going cutting the deficit to 10-5 before the Bears scored twice in the sixth and once more in the seventh.

Coast Guard is back in action on Wednesday when the Bears host Mitchell in a doubleheader at 3:00.