Bears Drop to Scranton; Defeat Ursinus to Split Day Four of the Spring Games

Bears Drop to Scranton; Defeat Ursinus to Split Day Four of the Spring Games

CLERMONT, Fla.-- Coast Guard split with Scranton and Ursinus on Thursday in the fourth day of The Springs Games. The Bears fell, 6-2 against Scranton, and had an, 8-5 victory over Ursinus. The Bears are now 4-4 on the season.

The Bears play their final two games tomorrow at 9:00 AM against Concordia Chicago and at 11:15 AM against Fredonia.

GAME ONE-- SCRANTON 6, COAST GUARD 2

Junior Claire Hurley went 2-for-2 with one RBI to in game one on Thursday morning. Both Hurley and sophomore Charlee Kraiss had one RBI each in the loss.

In the top of the first, Kraiss got on from a fielder's choice and advanced to second on an error which sent Hurley home to get the Bears on the board first. Megan Zinn had a two-run triple in the bottom of the first, to give Scranton a 2-1 advantage. Scranton got one more in the bottom of the first to extend to a 3-1 lead.

In the bottom of the second, Scranton struck again when Brianna Lehr hit an RBI double to give Scranton a 4-1 edge.

Hurley had an RBI single in the top of the sixth to cut the Bear's deficit in half, 4-2. In the bottom of the sixth, Mackenzie Duffy hit a two run double to give Scranton the 6-2 final.

GAME TWO-- COAST GUARD 8, URSINUS 5

Junior Carly Hattman was 3-for-4 with two runs, classmate Courtney McKenna went 2-for-4 with a team-high three RBI's, and Kylie Vaverek had two RBI's to lead the Bears in their 8-5 victory over Ursinus.

Ursinus got on the board first in the top of the first inning, coming from a sacrifice fly. The Bears used four runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-1 lead over Ursinus.

Delaney Baker hit a two-run home run for Ursinus in the top of the third to tie the game, 4-4.

McKenna had a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth to give the Bears a 6-4 lead. Ursinus scored one more in the top of the fifth but Vaverek and Hurley brought in two more runs for the Bears to take the 8-5 final.

Julia Ferris pitched the full game with five strikeouts to improve to 3-1 on the season.