Bears Rally Falls Short

Brendan McNeil
Brendan McNeil

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Freshman Shawn Babineau allowed just one run on two hits over seven innings to pick up his first collegiate win leading Springfield to a 7-4 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.

The Pride improve to 8-5 overall and 2-0 in the NEWMAC while the Bears drop to 8-13 overall and 0-5 in conference play.

Babineau (1-1) walked three and fanned four in the picking up the win.

Sophomore Dustin Reeder (1-3) went the distance and took the loss for the Bears. He allowed five runs, two earned in the first two innings, before allowing just two singles over the next five. Reeder did allow two unearned runs in the eighth. He allowed seven runs, just two earned, scattered eight hits, walked four and fanned three.

Senior Mike Jamieson got the Pride on the board in the first with a two-run single, both runs were unearned following a throwing error before Springfield left the bases loaded.

The Pride added three runs in the second as sophomore Brandon Ross drove in a run on a ground ball that was booted, a run scored on a throwing error before an RBI single by junior Mark Joao for a 5-0 lead.

Coast Guard got on the board in the seventh on an RBI double by senior Timbo Duncan to make the score 5-1.

Senior Brendan McNeil's three-run triple in the eighth pulled the Bears to within in 5-4, but he was stranded on third.

Springfield added a pair of unearned runs in the eight to extend the lead to 7-4.

King was 3 for 4 with a double and run scored to lead the Pride while senior JP Peters added two hits in the win.

Coast Guard and Springfield will play a doubleheader in New London on Saturday at noon to close out the three game series.

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