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Local Roundup: Coast Guard gives Grant his 100th victory

Published March 16. 2014 4:00AM
Tim Cook/The Day
David Klapp of Mitchell College, left, looks for an opening as Austin Gragale of SUNY Cobleskill defends in the first half of Saturday's men's lacrosse game at New London High School. Dan DiGioia and Klapp scored three goals each as Mitchell won 11-5.

Fort Myers, Fla. - C.C. Grant earned the 100th victory of his coaching career as Coast Guard Academy ended its Florida baseball swing with an 18-3 victory over St. Lawrence on Saturday.

Freshman Luke Snitakowski earned his first collegiate win for the Bears (4-6) by pitching seven innings and allowing just two earned runs while Mark Behne had four hits with three RBI and three runs scored.

Matt Hanks added two hits and scored three runs for Coast Guard while Kyle Wood had two hits, stole two bases, drove in two runs and scored two runs, Brendan McNeil had a pair of hits and scored two runs and Ed Lazowski was 2-for-2 and drove in three runs.

In other games:

• Tyler Shamas pitched a three-hitter as Mitchell College beat Southern Vermont 10-1 in the first game of a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader at Fort Myers, Fla. The Mariners lost the second game 8-7 to finish their southern trip at 5-4-1, 2-1. Shamas (2-1) struck out 11 with one walk. Waterford Gavin LaLima was 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs scored and two RBI, Marc Dorsi and Neftali Arroyo drove in two runs each and Ken Olszewski and Arroyo had two hits each in the opener for Mitchell. Former St. Bernard standout Tristan Hurley, Evan Peck and Olszewski had two hits each in the second game.

• UConn freshman Aaron Hill, the former Fitch standout, was 3-for-5 with two RBI and scored twice as the Huskies beat La Salle 17-1. Eric Yavarone had three hits and Connor Davis drove in three runs for UConn (7-8).

• Former Fitch standout Shawn Nadeau pitched six strong innings for the win as UConn-Avery Point beat Inside Pitch Academy of Canada 11-1. Avery Point (4-2) lost to Kirkwood, 5-4, in a late game.

Nadeau allowed one run with five strikeouts and no walks. Alex Miller tripled twice and scored two runs and Chris Mayhew had two hits and scored twice for Avery Point against Inside Pitch. Kyle Hart's two-run single highlighted a four-run first inning against Kirkwood.

Diondrey Sapp had three hits as Avery Point lost to Kirkwood 12-5 Friday night. Kyle Hart, Andrew Hinckley and New London's Matt Greene had two hits each for the Pointers.

College indoor track

• Coast Guard senior Adam Scalesse placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.12 seconds) to earn All-America status for the fifth time in his career at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at Lincoln, Neb. Scalesse ran a 8.12 in the finals good for a fifth place finish of the eight runners in the final, all of whom earn All-America status.

• Connecticut College's Michael LeDuc earned All-America honors for the second straight day, placing fourth in the 3,000 (8:15.43) and breaking his own school record by 4.05 seconds. The Conn senior was second in the 5,000 on Friday, his first All-American performance of the meet. Between track and cross country, LeDuc has now been an All-American eight times.

College wrestling

• Coast Guard's Nate Giorgio finished eighth to earn All-America status for the second time in his career at the NCAA Division III tournament at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The junior placed fourth at 125 pounds to earn All-America honors as a freshman. Giorgio, who was unseeded at 133, lost 5-1 to Jimmy Nehls from Wisconsin-Whitewater, the sixth-seed, to drop into the seventh place match where he lost to Silas Murray from Rhode Island College 8-2.

On Friday, he lost his first match to No. 8 Myzar Mendoza of Wilkes 10-1. He came back to beat Phillip Opelt from Cornell College by tech. fall 16-0 in his first consolation match before defeating Dustin Weinmann from Wisconsin-La Crosse 10-8 to secure All-America status.

H.S. indoor track

• Tyler Latham of Fitch finished seventh in the pentathlon at the New Balance National Meet in New York. Latham scored 3,423 in the event, while Gabe Moore of Freeport, Fla., won with 4,054.

H.S. girls' basketball

• No. 6 Morgan School beat No. 2 Cromwell in CIAC Class M tournament semifinal, 50-39. Morgan, coached by New London's Joe Grippo, will play No. 5 New London for the title at Mohegan Sun Arena, either next Saturday or Sunday.

Men's lacrosse

• Dan DiGioia and David Klapp scored three goals each as Mitchell College beat SUNY Cobleskill 11-5. Demetre Lyras had two goals, A.J. Fialkowski and former Fitch standout Jordan Cook had two assists each and JD LeMay made 11 saves for Mitchell (3-2).

• Williams College scored the last four goals, rallying for a 7-6 win over Conn College in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Tyler Hegarty had two goals and an assist and Derek Bertolini and Thomas Woessner had a goal and an assist each for Conn (3-2, 1-1).

College softball

• Coast Guard finished up its southern trip at 6-4 with a 6-1 win over Washington & Jefferson and a 7-3 loss to Farmingdale State at Clermont, Fla.

Jessie Richardson had three hits and three RBI and Morgan Kingston and Cherokee Strickland scored three runs each in the two games for Coast Guard. Kristine Kahl (3-1) scattered seven hits to win the opener.

Women's water polo

• Kate Jacobson scored 21 goals as Conn College defeated Penn State-Behrend (22-6), Monmouth (18-5), Washington & Jefferson (12-9) and Macalester (18-10) in Utica, N.Y. Jacobson also had six assists and seven steals for the Camels (4-1), ranked second in the Division III national poll, while Abbey Wrobleski had 12 goals, three assists and six steals and Nicky Jasbon had 10 goals, eight assists and 23 steals.

Men's tennis

• Conn College picked up singles wins from JC Cangelosi (7-5, 6-3), Jonathan Kraiger (7-5, 6-4) and Jonathan Sokolsky (6-4, 7-6) during a 5-4 loss to Methodist on Friday in Fayettville, N.C. Cangelosi also teamed with Joshua Suneby to win at No. 2 doubles (8-3) for the Camels (2-1).

Women's tennis

• Aneeka Kalia won at No. 5 singles 6-2, 6-2 to provide Conn College with its only point of an 8-1 loss to Methodist in Fayetteville, N.C. on Friday. The Camels are 1-4.

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