April 17, 2002  

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


Bates 18, Gordon 5
at Wenham, Mass.


WENHAM, Mass. — The Bates College baseball team exploded for 13 extra-base hits, including six doubles and six home runs today as the Bobcats defeated the Gordon College Fighting Scots, 18-5, in Wenham, Mass.

Sophomores 1B Drew McKenna (Middleboro, Mass.) and SS Nate Maxwell (Newport, Vt.) had the biggest days for the Bobcats (6-8-1). McKenna took over the team lead with his third and fourth home runs of the season, solo shots in the first and sixth innings. Maxwell was the top run producer on the afternoon, going 3-5 with six RBI and three runs scored. He had a two-run double in the third inning, and RBI grounder in the fourth, another RBI double in the eighth inning and a two-run home run in the ninth. Also going deep for the Bobcats were sophomore CF Rob Maguire (Wayland, Mass.), who hit a shot that went over 400 feet in the ninth, senior C Ben Donaldson (Lamoine, Maine), also in the ninth, senior RF John Merriman (Clinton, Mass.) in the first inning, Eight of the nine Bates starters had hits as the Bobcats scored in seven of nine innings.

Sophomore Chris Gwozdz (Cheshire, Mass.) was the beneficiary of the big output, recording the win by going seven strong innings. None of his four runs were earned as he scattered eight hits and struck out two for his first win of the season. Junior Billy Karz (Van Nuys, Cal.) finished the last two innings. 1B Jamie Van Dyke, with three singles, was the Scots' lone bright spot offensively. Gordon used six different pitchers in the contest.


Bates (6-8-1)  204 301 134  - 18 19  4
Gordon (8-13)  001 300 010  -  5 10  2

B: Chris Gwozdz, Billy Karz (8) and Ben Donnaldson.
G: Pete Amadon, Jason Wynne (1), Seth Iodoin (5),
Adam Camp (6), Alec Frazier (7), Jared Murray (9) and
Dave Ripley.
WP: Gwozdz (1-0). LP, Amadon (n/a)

2B: B, Nate Maxwell 2, Rob Maguire, Ben Donaldson,
Jeff Shouldice, Jeff Kowaleski.
3B: B, Pete Klausmeyer.
HR: Drew McKenna 2 (4), John Merriman (3), Maguire (3),
Donaldson (2), Maxwell (1).
Multiple hitters: B, Maguire 3, McKenna 3, Maxwell 3, 
Shouldice 3, Donaldson 2. 
G, Jamie Van Dyke 3.
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