Game 1: Colby 11, Bates 9
COLBY SWEEPS SEASON SERIES FROM BATES
LEWISTON, Maine A seventh inning rally in game one and a fine pitching performance in game two gave the visiting Colby College White Mules (9-21, 4-5 NESCAC) a doubleheader sweep over the host Bates College Bobcats (2-21, 0-11 NESCAC), 11-9 and 13-6, today.
The Bobcats took a 9-5 lead into the seventh inning of game one on the strength of home runs from three of their seniors. RF Ben Bines (Lexington, Mass.) led off Bates' five-run third inning with his fifth bomb of the season and 11th of his career. SS Christian Galligher (Mont Vernon, N.H.) hit his second in as many days two batters later, while junior DH John Merriman (Clinton, Mass.) added a two-run double and LF Jason Pinkham (Milbridge, Maine) and RBI single in the inning. Senion 1B Matt Pound (Santa Fe, N.M.) added his fourth round tripper of the season in the fifth and junior C Ben Donaldson (Lamoine, Maine) added an RBI triple in the sixth. Colby's six-run sixth came on just three hits as the first eight batters reached base safely. Rookie 3B B.L. Lippert (Augusta, Maine) had the biggest blow, a two-run single that cut the lead to 9-8. Lippert scored the go-ahead run on a bases loaded walk three batters later. First-year pitcher Ben Megrian (Newton, Mass.) suffered the loss in relief, while Colby's James Garrett (Yarmouth, Maine) had the win.
Colby hurler Kevin Presbrey (Aurora, Ill.) was the story of game two, pitching eight innings and scattering nine hits. Presbrey struck out 11 Bobcat batters and walked four. Three of the six runs he allowed were unearned. The White Mules hit four home runs in the contest, including two by sophomore catcher Jeff Owen (Whitman, Mass.) and one by rookie LF Brandon Irwin (Alexandria, N.H.)., who went deep for the third straight game.
GAME ONE Colby (8-21, 3-5 NESCAC) 210 110 6 - 11 8 2 Bates (2-20, 0-10 NESCAC) 105 012 0 - 9 15 2 Batteries: B, Kevin Walsh, Adam Waite (6), Ben Megrian (7) and Ben Donaldson. C, Jon Lord, Jason Cunnane (5), James Garrett (7) and Eric Roy. W: Garrett (1-1). L: Megrian (0-5). 2B: B, John Merriman 2, Nate Maxwell. C, Lord. 3B: B, Donaldson. HR: B, Ben Bines (5), Christian Galligher (2), Matt Pound (4). C, Brandon Irwin (2). GAME TWO Colby (9-21, 4-5 NESCAC) 101 202 250 - 13 8 4 Bates (2-21, 0-11 NESCAC) 001 201 020 - 6 9 5 Batteries: B, Megrian, John Merriman (5), Adam Waite (6), Chris Gwozdz (7), Shane Delany (9) and Donaldson. C, Kevin Presbrey, Garrett (9) and Jeff Owen. W: Presbrey (1-4). L: Megrian (0-6). 2B: B, Maxwell, Bines, Pound. C, Andy Tripp. HR: C, Bill Goldman 2 (2), Owen (1), Irwin (3).