Bears Split With Bantams

Claire Hurley
Claire Hurley

HARTFORD, Conn.-- Coast Guard softball split with Trinity in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon. Trinity took the first game, 3-0 and Coast Guard was victorious in the second game, 15-12. The Bears are now 12-10, while the Bantams are 10-5.

Coast Guard is back in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Friday afternoon when they host Springfield in a doubleheader starting at 3:00 PM.

GAME ONE-- TRINITY 3, COAST GUARD 0

Junior Claire Hurley was 3-for-3, classmate Courtney McKenna went 1-for-3, and freshman Maggie Perez was 1-for-2 in the Bears game one setback against Trinity.

Gillian Birk was 3-for-3 with one RBI and Nicole Towner was 1-for-3 with two RBI's to lead Trinity in the victory.

Birk opened up scoring in the bottom of the second when she had an RBI single as the Bantams took a 1-0 lead.

Towner had a two run double in the bottom of the fifth for Trinity.

Madeline Spencerorel pitched the full game for Trinity with two strikeouts and five hits to shutdown the Bears.

GAME TWO-- COAST GUARD 15, TRINITY 12

Hurley led the Bears, going 3-for-4 with four RBI's and two runs and senior Sharayah Simco went 1-for-3 with two RBI's. Four other Bears had one RBI including, McKenna (3-for-5), sophomore Charliee Kraiss (2-for-4), Audrey Bartz (2-for-4), and junior Carly Hattman (1-for-4).

Coast Guard took an early six run lead in the first inning. Kraiss started it off with an RBI single to right field, followed by Simco with a two-run single giving the Bears a 3-0 lead. After an error that sent Bartz home, Hurley hit a two-run single to extend the Bears lead to 6-0 in the opening inning.

Trinity started inching their way back in the bottom of the third as they cut the deficit, 7-4.

The Bears scored five more runs in the top of the fourth. Bartz had an RBI triple, Perez reached on an error that sent two runners home to extend the lead, 10-4. Hattman had an RBI single and Hurley finished the scoring of the inning with a two run single, giving Coast Guard a 13-4 advantage.

The Bantams rallied in the bottom of the fifth with six runs to bring themselves within three 13-10.

McKenna hit a double in the top of the sixth that sent two runners home to give the Bears a 15-10 lead.

In the bottom of the seventh, Trinity scored twice but the Bears shut them down to hold on the the 15-12 final.

All three pitchers saw action for the Bears. Junior Julia Ferris picked up the win improving to 6-5 on the season.