The men also had several impressive performances this weekend. Leading the way was first-year pole vaulter Peter Beeson who won the event and qualified for New Englands with a vault of 13' 0", while classmate Jeff Crowder took third in the event with a vault of 11' 6". Senior Chip Nobel set a personal record, finishing second in the 400m with a time of 51.33 seconds. The Bobcat throwers continued their impressive year, as senior Jon Eden and junior Sammy Martin finished third and fourth in the hammer throw with heaves of 158' 7" and 155' 0", qualifying both of them for New Englands. The 4x100 relay team of first-year students Kapil Bahl and Dave Weir, junior Chip Nobel and senior Matt Lincoln also made the regional championships, finishing fifth with a time of 47.04 seconds. Other top five performers: senior Steve Beardsley, fourth in the 1500m (4:07.95); Nobel, fourth in the 200m (23.5); senior Sean Galipeau, fifth in the 3000m steeplechase (10:17.10); martin, fifth in the shot put (42' 6");and first-year thrower Aron Shapiro, fifth in the javelin (156' 9").
Against Gordon, the Bobcats were down 3-2 after one quarter, but found the offense in the second, scoring six goals to take an 8-6 halftime lead. Junior midfielder Carter Jons scored four of the second period goals and assisted on a fifth. Bates then scored the next three goals of the game in the third quarter to put them up for good, 11-6, though they would need all of those goals as Gordon sliced the final score to 12-10. Jons led the way on the day, picking up six goals and three assists for nine points, while the team's leading scorer, senior attack Rob Toomey dished out six assists. Senior tri-captain, goalie Matt Arsenault had 15 saves to gain the win.
In the game against Amherst, Toomey led the way with a goal and two assists, but the Lord Jeffs offense put 30 shots on goal. Arsenault stopped 20 of them but it wasn't enough. Jons, junior midfielder Josh Baschnagel, junior attack Matt Brady and senior attack Joe Tweed each tallied goals in addition to Toomey. The Bobcats' record stands at 2-3.
In the first game, Bates jumped out to an 8-1 lead thanks to some heavy hitting by junior catcher Heather Chichester. The captain went 4-5 on the day with one double, two home runs and four RBI. Coupled with the performance of first-year pitcher Becky Gasior, who had 10 strikeouts with just four hits and three walks in the first six innings, the Bobcats seemed safely on the way to a win. In the bottom of the seventh, though, things seemed to fall apart, as Johnson and Wales scored eight runs on three hits, three walks and three costly errors, as just two of the eight runs charged to Gasior in the seventh were earned.
Game two saw Bates try to play catch up, falling behind 5-0 after two innings. They were able to crawl to within three at 8-5 with two runs in the top of the seventh, but the rally fell short. The Bobcats were led by first-year second baseman Liz Grace, who was 3-5 with a double and two stolen bases. Sophomore shortstop Brandi Richards also had three hits on the day, going 3-3 with a double and two runs scored.
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