Published March 31. 2013 4:00AM
Worcester, Mass. - Coast Guard Academy erupted for 25 hits to back a pair of strong pitching performances on the way to sweep of Clark in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday.
The Bears (12-8, 5-3) won 4-2 and 13-4.
In game one, starter Riley Beecher pitched 6 2/3 innings, scattering six hits and striking out three in picking up his second win of the season. Mike Massaro had an RBI triple and Tim Betts' two-run double highlighted a three-run fourth while Tyler Viera earned his league-leading fifth save.
In the second game, the Bears pulled away early, scoring seven runs in the second. Tyler Babkiewich had a two-run triple and Cameron Carroll added a two-run double. Ed Sella had an RBI triple. Derek Petty earned the win by going seven innings, allowing one unearned run and striking out five.
In other games:
• UConn-Avery Point scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat Monroe College 10-5 in the opener of a doubleheader, before losing 16-1 on a mercy rule in the second game at New Rochelle, N.Y. Bryan Rivera had three hits in the first game and Matt Martinez (two RBI), Chris Mayhew and New London's Matt Greene had two hits each for Avery Point (12-5) in the first game and Christian Dzienkiewicz (3-0) was the winner in relief. John McMahon had two hits in the second game.
• Coast Guard split a NEWMAC doubleheader with Wellesley, winning the second game 6-5 after losing the opener 13-4. The Bears (10-8, 3-3) scored six runs in the first inning in Game 2 and held on. Erin Lisko and Jessie Richardson had three hits each, Pawcatuck's Kelly Grills had two hits and an RBI and Old Lyme's Sammy Yuknat (5-4) won the second game. Holli Bastinck doubled, homered and drove in three runs for the Bears in the first game.
• Mitchell College lost a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader to Lesley, 7-4 in eight innings and 7-0. In game one, Mitchell (4-12, 1-3) rallied from a 4-1 deficit, scoring three runs in the fifth to force extra innings. Freshman Bridget Thomson of Mystic doubled and scored on senior Tiffany Person's single. Lindsey Romagnino's two-run singled capped the rally.
• Chad Sawyer had two goals and two assists as Connecticut College rallied from a 7-3 deficit to take an 11-10 victory at Colby in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Andrew Freedman added three goals, while Pat Leary and Thomas Woessner both had two goals and one assist for the Camels (5-2, 5-1).
• Colby used a 6-0 to pull away from Conn College, 11-8, in the NESCAC. Senior Bri Miller had three goals and Lowell Abbott added two for Conn (2-6, 0-6).
• Adam Scalesse posted a Division III-national best time of 11.43 in the 110-meter hurdles, helping Coast Guard place second in its own invitational. The Bears had 106 points and WPI won with 127. Scalesse also posted a top-five national time of 54.11 while winning the 400 hurdles. Stephen Horvath won the 3,000 steeplechase (10:09.43) and Will Baker won the discus (153 feet, 6 inches). The Bears had three second-place finishes: Ben Hannon (400, 50.37), Jordan Lee (800, 1:56.57) and the 4x400 relay team (3:23.94).
Conn College was 10th with 28 points. Freshman Dan Gossells was second in the long jump at 28-1 3/4 and teammates Michael Joyce (steeplechase, 10:24.25) and Tristan Cole (1500, 4:04.20) had third-place finishes.
• Beth Gollin and Monet Masters won their respective events to pace Coast Guard to a third-place finish in their own invitational The Bears recorded 90.33 points. WPI won the meet with 108. Gollin won the 3,000 steeplechase (11:33.88), while Masters and teammate Casey Fall finished 1-2 in the pole vault, eaching clearing 9-6¼. Also, Katie Nielson placed third in the shot put (38-1½) and Hannah Seeland was third in the discus (116-0).
Conn College finished eighth with 56 points. Merry Byrne had the Camels' top finish, placing third in the steeplechase with a time of 12:02.13.
• Mark Guentert won at No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-7, 6-2) and Weston Fortna picked up a victory at No. 4 singles (6-1, 6-1) in Coast Guard's 6-3 loss at Clark in the NEWMAC. The freshmen pair combined to win at No. 2 doubles (8-2).
• Mitchell won all but one singles match Friday night, beating Lesley 8-1 in a NECC match. Waterford's Rocco Devona won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Zachary Simmons, Graham Cavanaugh, Timothy Atkinson and Chris McKeon also won singles matches for the Mariners (2-1, 1-0).