Coast Guard Knocks MIT Out of NEWMAC Tournament, 2-1
April 28, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Junior ace Cory Anderson capped a complete-game performance with two strikeouts in leading the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (16-14) to a 2-1 victory over MIT (18-11) at Briggs Field. Mike Jarbeau delivered a one-out RBI single in the top of the ninth to bring home the game-winning run.
Thursday's first round matchup in the 2005 NEWMAC Tournament developed into a tremendous pitchers' duel, with Anderson escaping with the win against Tech junior Wayne Duggan. Anderson scattered seven hits and struck out six en route to his sixth win of the year (6-2), while Duggan (4-1) was riding a no-hitter into the sixth, before yielding two runs against the Bears' attack.
The Engineers had early opportunities to light the board, but Anderson stranded three runners in scoring position through the first five frames. Senior Mike Feltovic broke up Duggan's no-hit bid and provided the first touch on the scoreboard after hitting a one-out homerun that just carried over the left field fence in the top of the sixth.
Kyle Zeller tied the tilt in the bottom of the seventh with a lead-off homerun, and set the stage for an MIT comeback in the eighth. An error and a single gave the Engineers runners on first and second with no outs. Both runners advanced to third on a well-executed sacrifice bunt, but a line drive to shortstop with the infield pulled in prevented Tech's lead runner from crossing the plate. With two outs and Zeller back at the plate, Duggan was picked off in a poorly timed baserunning effort which would have enabled Jason Witzberger to tie the game from third.
Deflated from the tough break, sophomore Chuck Arena doubled to lead off the Coast Guard ninth to put the Bears' winning attack in motion. Anderson gave up a one-out single in the bottom of the ninth, before closing the door with two straight strikeouts.