April 8, 2000  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


Bowdoin 5, Bates 3
Bowdoin 8, Bates 4

at Brinswick, Maine


(Taken from a Bowdoin College press release)

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College sophomore Seth Kolodziejski (W. Falmouth, Mass.) and senior John Perry (Biddeford, Maine) both pitched complete games in helping the Polar Bears sweep a doubleheader from New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rival Bates on Saturday afternoon. Kolodziejski scattered four hits and struck out nine in a 5-3 victory in game one while Perry allowed five hits in the nightcap as Bowdoin (8-8, 5-2 NESCAC) rolled to an 8-4 win.

Bates (1-9, 0-4) senior CF Jason Coulie (Manchester, N.H.) staked the Bobcats a 2-0 lead with a bomb over the centerfield in the first inning, and the lead would be 3-1 in the third when a Bobcat run scored on a balk by Kolodziejski. Bowdoin would take the game in the fourth when Bates starter Drew Blicharz (Rutland, Vt.) walked the bases full. A sac fly and wild pitch tied the game at 3-3 and then Greg Lovely (Milton, Mass.) delivered an opposite field two-run single for the final 5-3 margin. Kolodziejski improves to 1-2 on the season while Blicharz falls to 0-3.

The second game started much like the first as Coulie clubbed another two-run homer in the opening frame for an early 2-0 lead. An unearned run in the first and an RBI single by Phil Leigh (Sidney, Maine) tied the game in the second. Bowdoin took the lead in the third on an RBI double by Joe Nicastro (Gloucester, Mass.) and a run-scoring single by Justin Foster (Marston Mills, Mass.). One more run in the fifth before a three-run sixth put the game out of reach. Perry ups his record to 3-1 while Kevin Walsh (Wakefield, Mass.) took the loss (0-5).

Lovely had five hits on the day to spark the Polar Bears to their fourth-straight conference victory. Leigh had three hits in the nightcap. Coulie had three hits combined in both games to lead Bates. Coulie now has three home runs this season and 17 for his career, moving him into sole possession of second place on Bates' career list. He is two behind all-time leader Chris Hickey '86

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