Baseball

2018 RECORD: 8-21; GNAC 4-10 / NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2 / GNAC Titles: 2 (1999 & 2003)

Coast Guard Beats Falcons 8-2

Provided by Colby Bonewitz (Clarks Summit)
Provided by Colby Bonewitz (Clarks Summit)

Link: Box Score

New London, Conn. - The Albertus Magnus College baseball team lost to in-state foe Coast Guard Academy by a score of 8-2 on Monday afternoon at Nitchman Field in non-conference play.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Coast Guard 8 | Albertus Magnus 2
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (7-5) | Coast Guard (7-6)

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cody Fidler got things going for the Bears scoring the first run of the game in the bottom of the second on a sacrifice fly to center field.
  • Down 1-0, junior Matt Warren (Wolcott, Conn.) connected for his fourth double of the season to allow junior Brandon Clark (Cheshire, Conn.) to score, evening the game at 1-1.
  • Shortly after, Coast Guard held a one-run advantage, 2-1, heading into the top of the fourth as Nolan Johnson scored off a RBI groundout from Luke Thompson.
  • In the bottom of the fifth, Coast Guard struck again scoring four runs on four hits, including a home run from Will Stephen, to push its lead to five, 6-1.
  • The Falcons saw the Bears' lead grow to six, 7-1, after the hosts tacked on an additional run in the bottom of the seventh.
  • Albertus tried to get a rally going in the top of the eighth as Warren kicked off the inning with a walk before crossing home on RBI double from Elijah Spataj (Cheshire, Conn.), but the Falcons rally ended with three straight outs.
  • The Falcons were unable to stop Coast Guard from scoring another run in the bottom of the eighth, making the final score 8-2. 

KEY STATS

  • Along with Spataj and Warren, senior Mike Browne (New Fairfield, Conn.) finished the game with a hit.
  • Spataj and Warren also registered a RBI each.
  • Albertus finished 3-for-31 at the plate while Coast Guard went 6-for-30.
  • Jeremy Lhotka led the Bears offense with two hits, two RBI and a run scored.
  • Junior Shawn McFeggan (Anaheim, Calif.) picked up the loss for the Falcons and falls to 0-1.

UP NEXT
Albertus returns to action on Wednesday, March 25 with a road non-conference doubleheader against Mitchell College.