College roundup: Seven-run sixth lifts Coast Guard baseball to win in opener

Fort Myers, Fla. - Nolan Gallagher's three-run double with two outs highlighted a seven-run sixth inning as the Coast Guard Academy baseball team opened its season with an 11-9 win over Merchant Marine in the first game of Friday's doubleheader at the Gene Cusic Classic.

Cameron Carroll had two hits, two RBI and scored for the Bears while Gallagher had two hits and five RBI. Blake Thompson also had an RBI single and scored.

Nicholas Kopacka had three hits, two RBI and scored for the Mariners.

In the second game, Cameron Stadele pitched a five-hitter with four strikeouts and three walks to lead the Mariners to a 6-0 win.

In other games:

• Freshman Tyler Shamas had and outstanding collegiate debut as he pitched a three-hitter with one run, three strikeouts and two walks to lead Mitchell College to a season-opening 2-1 win over Kenyon in the first game of a doubleheader at Fort Myers, Fla.

New London's Nova Crespo had an RBI double for Mitchell while Marc Dorsi added a sacrifice fly, scoring Jon Padilla.

In the second game, Zack Karson went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI to lead Kenyon to a 9-1 win.

Tyler Dierke pitched 6 1/3 innings of relief and allowed just two hits and one earned run with nine strikeouts for Kenyon (5-2).

Rafael Garcia singled and scored for the Mariners while Padilla hit an RBI double.

Men's indoor track

• Adam Scalesse placed third in the preliminary round of the 60-meter hurdles, qualifying him for the finals at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

Scalesse finished in 8.15 seconds, his second-fastest time of the season, earning one of eight spots in today's final. That guarantees him of All-America status for the third time in his career and the second straight time during the indoor season.

TJ Valley from Wisconsin-Platteville ran an 8.09 while Terrence Gibson from Worcester State had a time of 8.10 to finish ahead of Scalesse in the preliminaries. Scalesse ran a school-record time of 8.11 earlier in the season.

Women's indoor track

• Connecticut College sophomore Kim Bolick ran the one-mile run in 5ive minutes, 2.33 seconds to place 13th at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

Bolick, seeded 15th, ran a school-record 4:59.34 and finished third at last weekend's Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship.


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