FORT MYERS, Fla. – Junior Colton Cannon picked up a complete game win after Gettysburg rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh for a walk off win in the opener as Coast Guard and the Bullets split a doubleheader at the Gene Cusic Classic.
Gettysburg (6-3) won the opener 4-3 before the Bears (5-4) rallied from a three-run deficit to win the second game 7-6.
Coast Guard has now played six of seven one run games in Florida winning four of those.
GAME ONE: GETTYSBURG 4, COAST GUARD 3
Junior Luke Sniatkowski had allowed just four hits over the first six innings, but was touched for three singles and a triple as the Bullets, trailing 3-1, scored three runs for the 4-3 win.
Junior Zach Serna, who led the Bears offense with four hits on the day, had an RBI single in the first to give Coast Guard a 1-0 lead.
The Bullets scratched across an unearned run in the second before Coast Guard regained the lead on an RBI double down the right field line off the glove the diving right fielder to give the Bears a 2-1 lead.
Coast Guard added an insurance run in the sixth as Serna doubled and later scored on a balk to push the lead to 3-1.
In the home half of the seventh, back-to-back singles followed by a triple down the left field line tied the game 3-3. Sniatkowski got the next two batters before a single up the middle ended the game.
Sniatkowski (1-1) allowed three earned runs, walked one and fanned three in the loss. In the fifth he hit three straight batters with one out before working out of the jam with no damage.
Serna and Murdoch each had two hits including a double for the Bears.
GAME TWO: COAST GUARD 7, GETTYSBURG 6
Cannon (2-1) was touched for three unearned runs on three hits in the first and two more runs on three hits in the second, but settled down and allowed just four hits and a run over the final five innings to get the win.
The Bears trailing 3-0 after a half an inning, scored four unearned runs in the home half of the first with junior Kyle Jackson delivering an RBI single while Serna and senior Kyle Wood each singled and scored and the Bears took advantage of a pair of errors for a 4-3 lead.
Gettysburg got two in the second for a 5-4 lead before the Bears got an unearned run in the third to tie the game 5-5.
Coast Guard took the lead in the fifth on an RBI single by Serna before he later came around on a throwing error giving the Bears a 7-5 lead.
The Bullets got one back in the seventh on a one out RBI double before Cannon got a pop up and ground out to preserve the complete game win.
Wood had two hits and scored three runs while Serna and Jackson each had a pair of hits and an RBI for the Bears.
Coast Guard plays its final game in the Gene Cusic Classic tomorrow morning at 9:00 against Dominican (Ill.) before returning home later that night.
POST GAME INTERVIEW WITH HEAD COACH C.C. GRANT