April 9, 2006
NEW LONDON, Conn. - The MIT Engineers and the Coast Guard Bears split an afternoon conference doubleheader rescheduled from Saturday. After dropping their third straight game with a 5-0 loss in game one, the Engineers slugged 15 hits en route to a 13-3 victory in game two.
Mike Jarbeau (5-1) threw a gem for the Bears (12-11, 3-4) in picking up the game one win. MIT (10-5, 3-2) was shutout for just the fourth time in the last three seasons as Jarbeau scattered five hits, while allowing no walks and striking out a season-high 10 MIT batters. Jarbeau also extended his scoreless streak to 15 innings.
Aaron Renschler gave Jarbeau all the support he would need with a solo homer in the second, while RBI hits by Chuck Arena and Christian George in the fifth extended the lead to 4-0. The Bears added an unearned run in the sixth to close the scoring.
In game two, MIT jumped out to the 4-0 lead and never trailed as Jay Turner (2-1) worked 6 1/3 innings allowing seven hits and three runs en route to the win. Freshman David Nole keyed the first inning outburst with a three-run homerun; the first of his MIT career.
Duggan supplied the offense with three hits and two runs batted in, including his second homerun in three games.
Kevin Wheeler added three hits and a homerun and was plated three times, while Zeller collected two runs batted in on three hits.
The Bears' Arena had two more hits including a double in the second game to extend his school-record hitting streak to 24 games dating back to last season. Will Becker (3-3) started for Coast Guard and went six innings allowing seven hits and six runs.