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Baseball Rips Coast Guard, 16-1, In NEWMAC Tournament

SC 16, Coast Guard 1

Wheaton 6, SC 3

BABSON PARK, Mass., April 24, 2004 -- Fifth-seeded Springfield College erupted for 15 hits and 16 runs to defeat the sixth-seeded Coast Guard Academy in an elimination game of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Tournament on Saturday at Babson College.

The Pride (11-9) will face top-seeded Wheaton College in another elimination contest on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Wheaton, with the winner facing second-seeded Babson later that afternoon.

SC junior Anthony Gorneault (Longmeadow, Mass.) singled in junior Mike Burns (Wynanstkill, N.Y.) for the game's first run in the bottom of the first, and sophomore Adam Tarquini (Fishkill, N.Y.) ripped a two-run double to right later in the inning to give the Pride an early 3-0 advantage. Sophomore Scott Samolewicz (Florence, Mass.) then doubled in a run and scored on an RBI-groundout by Gorneault in the second, giving the Pride a 5-0 lead after two. The Pride would tack on four more runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings on its way to the 16-1 victory.

Gorneault led the SC attack with four hits and five RBI, while sophomore Derek Yvon (East Longmeadow, Mass.) added three hits and two RBI. Sophomore Jon Davis (Ludlow, Mass.) and junior Gregg Waite (Hadley, N.Y.) were outstanding on the mound for the Pride, combining on a three-hitter. Davis started and went five scoreless innings to improve to 2-3, while Waite gave up one run on one hit in four innings of relief. Waite was credited with his first save of the season.

Earlier in the day, the Pride dropped a 6-3 decision to Wheaton.
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