Smith Sweeps Bears

Audrey Bartz
Audrey Bartz

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Smith swept at New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader from Coast Guard winning the opener 9-0 in five innings before completing the sweep with a 6-4 win in the night cap.

Smith improves to 10-20 overall and 7-9 in the NEWMAC.

The Bears drop to 16-17 overall and 3-13 in conference play.

Coast Guard closes out the season tomorrow when the Bears host Emerson in a doubleheader at noon.

GAME ONE – SMITH 9, COAST GUARD 0 (5 INNINGS)

Natalie Burchat spun a three-hit shutout walked one and struck out three while Ally Snyder was 3 for 3 with a homer leading Smith in the opener.

Smith got all they would in the first as the Pioneers scored three times before Snyder's solo homer in the third made the score 4-0.

Lydia DeAngelo's three-run double highlighted a five run fourth as the Pioneers put the game away.

Julia Ferris (9-11) took the loss for the Bears.

GAME TWO – SMITH 6, COAST GUARD 4

Smith would once again have a five-run fourth inning, this time it erased a 3-1 deficit and led the Pioneers to the sweep.

Coast Guard trailed 1-0 before scoring three runs in the third. Freshman Kayla Sowers scored on a wild pitch to tie the game before freshman Audrey Bartz's two-run single gave the Bears a 3-1 lead.

Rowan Turner's two-run double in the fourth gave Smith a 4-3 lead before the Pioneers added a pair of insurance runs for a 6-3 lead.

Coast Guard junior Emma Hvozdovich would blast a solo homer in the fifth to close the scoring.

Turner would go the distance allowing five hits and pair of earned runs in earning the win.

Ferris (10-11) worked the first four innings and took the loss.