Bears Swept at MIT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT took advantage of six Coast Guard errors resulting in nine unearned runs in the opener and the Engineers swept the Bears 10-2 in six innings and 4-1 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader.
MIT beat Coast Guard for the first time in six years to improve to 9-4 overall and 2-0 while the Bears had their seven game win streak snapped and drop to 9-7 overall and 2-2 in the NEWMAC.
In the first game, senior Anna Christensen went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs. She and sophomore Sarah Van Belleghem, who was 1 for 4 with one hit and one RBI, were the only two Engineers to score twice, once in the first and once in the last inning.
MIT offense came alive at the bottom of the sixth to enforce the eight-run rule, as they scored six runs on five hits to blow open a 4-2 lead.
Sophomore Ellie Fodor (4-2) pitched a complete game allowing only six hits, two runs – one earned, and struck out five batters to get the win.
Freshman Kristine Kahl (5-3) allowed eight hits and was charged with ten runs, just one earned while walking four and fanning one in taking the loss.
MIT wasted no time in the second game, scoring two runs at the bottom of the second.
In the fifth, freshman Tori Jensen hit a two-run homer, her first career homer and the Engineers first of the season to increase the lead to 4-0.
In the sixth, Coast Guard scored its only run of the game when an error allowed sophomore Jessie Richardson to score.
Freshman Alexandra Marshall (3-2) allowed just three hits and the unearned run while walking two and striking out four to pick up the win for MIT.
Freshman Sammy Yuknat (4-4) went the distance for the Bears allowing nine hits, four runs – two earned, while walking one and striking out four to take the loss.
The Bears are back in action on Saturday when they host Wellesley in a NEWMAC doubleheader at noon.