Local roundup: Freshman gives CGA baseball team a lift

Fort Myers, Fla. — Freshman Kyle Wood pitched five solid innings to pick up his first collegiate win and the Coast Guard Academy baseball team pounded out a season-high 14 hits in a 13-3 win over Drew University on Monday.

Wood allowed four hits while striking out two and walking three. Sophomore Andrew Lucak and senior Tyler Viera pitched in relief.

Cameron Carroll led the Bears with three hits and an RBI. Eric Gerken, Tyler Babkiewich and Ed Sella each had two hits and two RBI while Nolan Gallagher and Matt Hanks each had two hits and an RBI.

The Bears (3-2) scored three runs in the second inning and four more in the fourth to take an 8-1 lead. Babkiewich's RBI triple and Gallagher's run-scoring double extended the edge to 11-2 in the seventh.

College softball

• Mitchell College dropped two games at the Snowbird Tournament in Myrtle Beach, N.C., losing 12-6 to Albertus Magnus College and 5-2 to Gettysburg College.

Against Albertus Magnus, Ashley Gladu had an RBI single for her first collegiate hit and Ariel Hallisey had a single, two stolen bases and scored two run while Tiffany Person had an RBI single and starting pitcher Kaisea Caramante of Old Lyme took the loss for the Mariners (1-3).

Against Gettysburg, Chelsea Arpin's RBI single drove in New London's Shane'l Blount and Lindsey Romagnino had a single and double.

• Freshman Kristine Kahl pitched a complete game and Kelsey Gray's two-run double in the sixth inning gave Coast Guard a few insurance runs en route to a 4-1 win over Mount Union in Kissimmee, Fla.

The Bears (2-2) also lost 2-0 to Montclair State, the No. 1 team in the nation.

Kahl (1-1) went seven innings, allowing five hits while walking five and striking out three. She pitched out of a jam in the seventh, stranding runners on second and third to end the game. Holli Bastinck and Stacia Sarwinski each had two hits in the opener, while Erin Lisko, Summer Dupler and Bastinck had the only hits against Montclair.

College honors

• Mitchell junior Tricia Tomaselli was named New England Collegiate Conference softball pitcher of the week. She went 1-1 last week, beating Norwich University, 4-3, while allowing only one earned run and five hits.

• For the first time in his career, Mitchell junior goalie Peter Eshenfelder of Waterford earned NECC lacrosse player of the week honors.

He made six saves in an 8-4 win over SUNYIT and stopped 10 shots in a 9-6 win over Wells.

• Mitchell freshman Tyler Shamas received NECC baseball rookie of the week honors after pitching a complete game in his collegiate debut, beating Kenyon College, 2-1. He allowed three hits in seven innings, striking out two and walking three.

• Two local athletes competing for Western Connecticut State University earned Little East Conference weekly honors.

Junior attack Ryan Foster of Ledyard was named the conference's top offensive player, contributing 16 goals and six assists last week to help the Colonels go 3-1.

In baseball, Waterford freshman James Annello was rookie of the week. He went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 6-4 win over William Paterson.


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