Bears Win Fourth Straight in Florida Finale

Alex Cordes
Alex Cordes

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sophomore Alex Cordes two-run single highlighted a four run sixth to break a 4-4 tie as Coast Guard beat Edgewood 8-4 in the Bears final game at the Gene Cusic Classic.

Sophomore Jon Pressley continued his hot streak with a pair of hits including his first career homer and three RBI while junior Luke Thompson and Cordes each added three hits for Coast Guard, which had 13 hits in the win.

Pressley hit .619 in Ft. Myers as he was 13 for 21 with a homer and nine RBI's to lead the Bears offensive attack.

The Bears won their fourth straight and are off to a 5-1 start for the first since 2015. Edgewood drops to 2-4 on the season.

In the four run sixth, junior Will Stephens' RBI infield single gave the Bears a 5-4 lead. Pressley added a sacrifice fly before a two-run single by Cordes pushed the lead to 8-4.

Sophomore Brett Sullivan (2-0) pitched seven innings to pick up the win. He allowed four earned runs, nine hits and walked four while striking out seven. Junior Dustin Reeder pitched two perfect innings and fanned three to close out the game.

Coast Guard got on the board in the second on three straight two out singles. Cordes singled before freshmen Dylan Roberts and Dylan Donahue each picked up their first career hits. Donahue's, in his first career at bat, driving in Cordes for a 1-0 lead.

The Eagles tied it in the third before Thompson's two out RBI single in the fourth scored Cordes, who led the inning off with a single, as Coast Guard took a 2-1 lead.

Pressley blasted his first career homer, a towering two-run shot to right, in the fifth to extend the lead to 4-1.

Edgewood tied it on a two-run single by senior Jeff Tucker to cap a three-run inning knotting the game 4-4 in the top of the sixth

The Bears took the lead right back in the home half of the inning as they batted around scoring four times.

Coast Guard is supposed to be back in action when the Bears host Castleton in a doubleheader on Sunday at 11:00 depending on field conditions following this week's snow storm.

Senior Alex Murdoch, the only senior on the team, was honored before the game

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