Game 1: Bowdoin 6, Bates 3
BATES DROPS CBB OPENERS TO BOWDOIN
LEWISTON, Maine The Bates College softball team opened CBB play today, dropping both ends of a doubleheader to NESCAC East foe Bowdoin. The Polar Bears won the opener 6-3 and the nightcap 8-2 in a contest called after six innings because of darkness.
Bates (5-22, 1-5 NESCAC East) got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the first when junior 1B Carla Flaherty (Gorham, Maine) tripled home classmate Krissie Whiting (Contoocook, N.H.) and scored on an RBI ground out by rookie Erin Foye (New London, Conn.). Whiting cruised on the mound until the fourth inning, when she gave up the first of two two-run home runs to Bowdoin senior 1B Kristie Miller (North Canaan, Conn.). Miller went to deep center field in the third and to right field in the fourth. Bowdoin tacked on unearned runs in each of those innings to take the 6-3 decision. Bowdoin senior Jessie Poulin (Hampden, Maine) improved to 9-3 on the season with the win.
Bowdoin (21-8-1, 2-2 NESCAC East) jumped out early as Poulin picked up her fifth RBI of the day in the first inning of game two. The Polar Bears added two more runs on an error in the second before Bates got on the board on sophomore RF Sarah Levine's (Leeds, Mass.) RBI double. Bowdoin junior RF Kristi Royer (Lewiston, Maine) had a two-run single in the fourth inning and scored later in the frame as the Polar Bears took a 7-1 lead. Sophomore LF Kelley Kugel (Concord, NH) scored on a Flaherty grounder in the fifth but Bates could not put together any more of a rally before the sun went down.
GAME ONE Bowdoin (20-8-1, 1-2 NESCAC East) 000 330 0 -- 6 8 0 Bates (5-21, 1-4 NESCAC East) 200 010 0 -- 3 11 4 Batteries BAT, Krissie Whiting, Ginger Walsh (5) and Cami Dyson. BOW, Jessie Poulin and Katie Sheridan. WP: Poulin (9-3). LP: Whiting (3-6). 2B: BAT, Carla Flaherty. BOW, Sheridan. 3B: BAT, Flaherty. HR: BOW, Kristie Miller 2 (3) Multiple hitters: BAT, Whiting, Flaherty, Cami Dyson. BOW, Miller, Kristi Royer, Britney Carr. GAME TWO Bowdoin (21-8-1, 2-2 NESCAC East) 120 401 -- 8 7 3 Bates (5-22, 1-5 NESCAC East) 010 010 -- 2 6 3 Batteries BAT, Walsh, Sarah Klenakis (4) and Dyson. BOW, Erin Hanley and Sheridan. WP: Hanley (6-3). LP: Walsh (0-10). 2B: BAT, Sarah Levine. Multiple hitters: BAT, Lindsay Mayock, Flaherty. BOW, Miller 3, Royer, Emily Blum.