NEW LONDON, Conn.-- Junior Carly Hattman recorded her 100th career hit in game one of a Coast Guard softball sweep over University of St. Joseph's in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon. The Bears won the first game, 7-4 and the second, 14-3.Coast Guard improves to 18-14 on the season and St. Joe's drops to 17-15.
The Bears are back in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Friday on the road at Wheaton.
GAME ONE; COAST GUARD 7, USJ 4
Hattman went 2-for-3 with one RBI and classmate Courtney McKenna brought in two runs to lead the Bears. Juniors Sarah Kemp, Kylie Vaverek, sophomore Charlee Kraiss, senior Malia Hindle all added one RBI each in the Bears victory.
Freshman Ashlee White led the Blue Jays with two RBI's and junior Amaria Sharon and sophomore Amanda Thiel (1-for-2) both brought in one run.
The Bears took a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Vaverek hit a sacrifice fly to center field to send Bartz home to give the Bears their first run. Hattman hit an RBI single to give the Bears a 2-0 advantage. McKenna hit a two-run single, extending the Bears lead, 4-0. Kraiss hit an RBI single to center field to give Coast Guard a 5-0 lead.
St. Joe's got on the board with an RBI single to short stop by Thiel to cut the deficit, 5-1 in the bottom of the top of the fourth inning.
In the top of the sixth, the Blue Jays brought themselves within one, 5-4. White hit a two-run single to left field making it, 5-3. White reached first on an error that sent freshman Lindsey O'Bright home for the Blue Jay's fourth run, as they trailed,5-4.
Junior Sarah Kemp hit an RBI single to left field to send freshman Maggie Perez home as the Bears extended their lead, 6-4 in the bottom of the sixth. Hindle walked with bases loaded that sent Kemp home to give the Bears the 7-4 final.
Junior Julia Ferris pitched all seven innings with six hits and two strikeouts, improving to 10-5 on the season.
GAME TWO; COAST GUARD 14, USJ 3 -- FIVE INNINGS
Perez (2-for-4) brought in four runs, Kemp (2-for-3) had three RBI's and senior Kellie Franza (1-for-2) brought in two runs to lead Coast Guard in their 14-3 victory over Saint Joe's. Six different Coast Guard players added one RBI each in the victory.
Saint Joe's got on the board first in the top of the first as sophomore Alessandra Milardo reached first on an error that sent senior Kara Klimaszewski home.
Kraiss got the scoring going for the Bears as she hit an RBI single to center field that sent Hurley home to tie it,1-1 in the bottom of the first.
In the bottom of the second, the Bears scored 10 runs. Kemp hit a triple deep into left field that sent Vaverek home as the Bears took a 2-1 lead. Kemp then scored on a passed ball to extend the lead, 3-1. Perez hit an RBI single to left center to send Hattman home to give Coast Guard a 4-1 advantage. Franza had a two-run single to right field to extend the Bears lead, 8-1. Hattman closed out the inning on a groundout RBI to give the Bears a 10-run lead,11-1.
The Blue Jays scored twice in the top of the fourth as White hit a two-run single to shortstop to cut the deficit,11-3.
In the bottom of the fourth, Perez hit a three-run double to extend the Bears lead 14-3.
Sophomore Sydney Arendt went the distance for the Bears with five strikeouts improving to 8-9 on the season.