BROCKTON, Mass. – Sophomore Will Stephens went 6 for 8 on the day and freshman Ben Webster and sophomore Walter Harris had solid outings on the mound leading Coast Guard to a doubleheader sweep of Emerson in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action as the Bears won the opener 12-3 and completed the sweep with a 5-1 win in the nightcap.
Coast Guard win its third straight and improves to 11-13 overall and 3-6 in the NEWMAC while Emerson drops to 8-10 overall and 1-6 in conference play.
The Bears are back in action on Monday when they host Westfield State at 3:30.
GAME ONE – COAST GUARD 12, EMERSON 3
Webster (1-1) went six strong innings allowing six hits, three earned runs and struck out six to earn his first collegiate win.
Freshman Alex Cordes pitched the final three innings allowing just one hit, walking four and fanning five to pick up his first career save.
Stephens was 3 for 4 with two RBI's and two runs scored while junior Zach Serna was 2 for 2 and drove in three runs. Senior Timbo Duncan had two hits and drove in two runs while senior Kyle Jackson also had two hits for the Bears in the win.
Serna and Jackson each had RBI singles in the first as the Bears jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
Coast Guard would add three more in the fourth as Stephens and Serna each drew bases loaded walks before sophomore Luke Thompson scored on a wild pitch to take a 6-2 lead.
The Bears would score three insurance runs in the seventh on an RBI double by Duncan before senior Brendan McNeil picked up an RBI on an error as the Bears extended the lead to 9-3.
Duncan had a sacrifice fly in the eighth and Stephens added an RBI single in the ninth before Serna drew another bases loaded walk to close the scoring.
GAME TWO – COAST GUARD 5, EMERSON 1
Harris (2-3) pitched the first complete game of his career allowing eight hits and one earned run while walking two and striking out seven to get the win. Stephens was once again 3 for 4 while Cordes added a pair of hits to lead the Coast Guard offense.
Freshman Jon Pressley's RBI single in the second gave Coast Guard a 1-0 lead and the Bears would add two more in the third as Duncan was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded before McNeil's RBI fielder's choice gave Coast Guard a 3-0 lead.
Serna's RBI single in the fourth made the score 4-0.
Coast Guard led 4-1 before Cordes scored on a wild pitch in the ninth to close the scoring.