Amherst Splits with Coast Guard

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Amherst College (26-6) and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (25-12) split in a doubleheader at Hill Field. With Coast Guard's victory in game two, the team sets a school record for most wins in a single season with 25.

Game One: Amherst 2, Coast Guard 1

Allison Schwarting (Los Angeles, CA) smacked a line drive at the second baseman to drive home Darcy Sweeney (Keene, NH) for the game-winning run. Amherst had taken a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Melissa Roja (Los Altos Hills, CA) drove Schwarting home with a fly to centerfield. Coast Guard evened the score in the top of the fourth when Kristin Jagmin (Trenton, MI) tallied an RBI single to bring Lauren Felix (Coventry, CT) home. Schwarting earned the win while striking out four from the mound.
			1  2  3  4  5  6  7 -- R  H  E
Coast Guard (24-12)	0  0  0  1  0  0  0 -- 1  3  3
Amherst (26-5)		1  0  0  0  0  0  1 -- 2  6  5
Katie Wunderlich and Erin Calvert. Allison Schwarting and Meghan Nelson.
WP - Schwarting (15-4). LP - Wunderlich (15-9).
DP - CG 1. LOB - A 5, CG 5.

Game Two: Coast Guard 11, Amherst 2

Katie Wunderlich (Palm City, FL) entered the game in the third inning to claim the rookie win record with 16 victories by a first-year pitcher. The Bears took advantage of seven Lord Jeff errors to take an 8-1 lead midway through the sixth with a six-run inning on six of the team's 11 hits for the game.

Coast Guard had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the first when three errors and a wild pitch advanced Peggy Gross (Poquoson, VA) around the bases. Amherst cut the lead to 2-1 after three when a single by Vicki Gonzalez (Miami, FL) brought home Carline Kelly (South Dartmouth, MA), who had singled to lead off the inning. After the Bears had sent 10 batters to the plate for six runs, Schwarting drove home Sweeney in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 8-2 heading into the final inning.

			1  2  3  4  5  6  7 -- R  H  E
Coast Guard (25-12)	2  0  0  0  0  6  3 -- 11 11 3
Amherst (26-6)		0  0  1  0  0  1  0 -- 2  11 7
Meredith Queen, Katie Wunderlich (3) and Erin Calvert. Jen Shea and Meghan Nelson.
WP - Wunderlich (16-9). LP - Shea (11-2).
DP - CG 1. LOB - A 10, CG 3.
2B - A Rinaldi. CG Cook, Obar.

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