Bears Split With Emerson

Maggie Perez
Maggie Perez

BOSTON, Mass.-- Coast Guard softball split their doubleheader with Emerson on Saturday afternoon in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action. Emerson took the first game, 9-0 and the Bears won the second, 5-2. The Bears are now 14-12 overall and 6-4 in NEWMAC play. Emerson is now 11-14 overall and 2-7 in the conference. 

The Bears are back in action on Tuesday, April 9 when they host a non-conference double header against Albertus Magnus at 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM

GAME ONE; EMERSON 9, COAST GUARD 0 (5 INNINGS)

Lexi Semanchik led the Lions as she went 3-for-3 with three RBI's. Calli Pratt (2-for-3) , Lindsey Lowe (1-for-3), and Kallista Leonardos (1-for-2) all brought in two runs for Emerson.

Lexi Semanchik put Emerson on the board first with an RBI single in the bottom of the first.

In the bottom of the third, Emerson scored three more runs to extend their lead, 4-0. The Lions scored off two RBI doubles, and an RBI single.

Emerson put the Bears away in the bottom of the fourth inning as they added five runs, including a two run single, and RBI double, and RBI single to give the Lions the 9-0 final.

Sophomore Sydney Arendt dropped to 6-7 on the season and junior Kylie Vaverek made an appearance on the mound.

GAME TWO; COAST GUARD 5, EMERSON 2

Freshman Maggie Perez led the Bears with two RBI's, going 2-for-3 with one run. Sophomore Kylie Vaverek was (1-for-2) and added and RBI.

The Bears opened the game with a strong first inning. Junior Kayla Sowers reach first on an error that sent two runs in for the Bears as they took a quick, 2-0 lead. Perez hit a two-run double to extend the Bears lead, 4-0. Vaverek had an RBI double to send one more home for the Bears to give them their fifth run.

Emerson got on the board in the bottom of the first on a SAC fly, as the Lions trailed, 5-1.

The Lions scored their last run of the game in the bottom of the fifth, again on a SAC fly.

Junior Julia Ferris went the distance for the Bears with three strikeouts and allowing two runs, improving her record to 8-5 on the season.