Hurley Records 100th Career Hit in Bears Loss to Wellesley

Claire Hurley
Claire Hurley

NEW LONDON, Conn.-- Junior Claire Hurley recorded her 100th career hit in a Coast Guard softball double header loss to Wellesley in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday afternoon. The Bears fell, 6-0 in the first game and lost, 11-6 in the second. Coast Guard is now 18-18 overall and 6-10 in the NEWMAC. Wellesley improves to 11-15-2 overall and 7-10-1 in conference play.

The Bears are back in for their last regular season home game against Babson at 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Coast Guard must sweep Babson in order to make the NEWMAC tournament.

GAME ONE; WELLESLEY 6, COAST GUARD 0

Freshman Marisa Hensch (1-for-4) led the Blue with two RBI's while classmate Hayley Moniz, sophomore Gen Brittingham, and junior Kendall Smith all added an RBI each for Wellesley.

Brittingham got the Blue on the board first with an RBI single to center field in the top of the first.

Wellesley scored two more run in the top of the fourth inning, scoring off an error followed by an RBI single to center field from Smith to give the Blue a 3-0 lead.

Hensch hit a two-run double to left field, extending Wellesley's lead, 5-0 in the top of the sixth.

Moniz hit an RBI single to left center, sending Chin home for the 6-0 final in the top of the seventh.

Moniz went the distance in the circle for Wellesley with two strikeouts and four hits.

GAME TWO; WELLESLEY 11, COAST GUARD 6

Hensch (3-for-5) led the Blue with three RBI's. Junior Kalei Oliver (1-for-3) brought in two runs and sophomore Julianne Griffin and Brittingham added an RBI each for the Blue.

Senior Sharayah Simco (1-for-3) brought in three runs to lead Coast Guard. Sophomore Charlee Kriass (2-for-4), juniors Audrey Bartz (1-for-4) and Carly Hattman (2-for-4) both brought in a run each for the Bears. Hurley went 4-for-4, recording her 100th career hit.

Hensch grounded out, sending Smith home to put Wellesley on the board first in the top of the first.

In the bottom of the second, the Bears tied it 1-1 on a sacrifice fly by Simco, to send Kraiss home.

Wellesley scored eight runs in the top of the third to extend their lead, 9-1.

In the bottom of the fourth, Simco hit a two-run double to cut the deficit, 9-3. Hattman hit an RBI single to make it 9-4.

Griffin hit a home run in the top of the fifth to give the Blue a 10-4 advantage. Smith stole home, extending Wellesley's lead, 11-4.

Bartz hit an RBI single in the top of the seventh to bring the Bears within six at 11-5. Kraiss hit an RBI double to make the final, 11-6.