Game 1: Bowdoin 5, Bates 2 (8 innings)
BATES AND BOWDOIN SPLIT CBB SOFTBALL DOUBLEHEADER
LEWISTON, Maine -- Playing their fourth doubleheader in as many days, the Bates College softball team split with in-state rival Bowdoin College, winning the second game, 2-1, after dropping the opener, 5-2 in eight innings.
The opener marked the second extra-inning affair between first-year pitchers Ginger Walsh (Hopkinton, N.H.) of Bates and sophomore Gina Laugelli (Long Branch, N.J.) of Bowdoin. The Polar Bears came out on top, 5-2, thanks to a three-run eighth inning. Bowdoin sophomore Jessie Mayol (Westbrook, Maine) drove in the game-winning RBI with one away. Bates first-year 2B Teresa Janisch (Marina, Calif.) went 3-4 with a double and an RBI in the third inning.
The Bobcats picked up their first CBB win in the nightcap. With the game tied, 1-1, after an inning and a half, the game turned into a pitchers duel, with the teams combined for just six hits from the bottom of the second inning to the bottom of the seventh. In the seventh inning, rookie pitcher Krissie Whiting (Contoocook, N.H.) singled with one out. Junior PH Peg Ficks (Washington, Conn.) sacrificed her to second and first-year DP Brooke Tardiff (Wells, Maine) brought her home with a single up the middle as Whiting slid under the tag of a relay throw. Whiting improved to 2-1 on the season with seven strong innings, allowing six hits and one unearned run. She struck out seven while walking none.
GAME 1 BOWDOIN (11-12) 101 000 03 -- 5 7 2 BATES (8-5) 101 000 00 -- 2 6 2 Bates Battery: Ginger Walsh and Brooke Tardiff. Bowdoin Battery: Gina Laugelli and Kristin Marshall. WP: Laugelli (7-2) LP: Walsh (3-4). 2B: Bates - Teresa Janisch. Multiple hitters (No. hits): Bates - Janisch 3, Shannon Browher 2. Bowdoin - Erin McDonough 2, Laugelli 2. GAME 2 BOWDOIN (11-13) 010 000 0 -- 1 6 1 BATES (9-5) 100 000 1 -- 2 6 2 Bates Battery: Krissie Whiting and Kim Bosse. Bowdoin Battery: Julie Jussaume and Erin Wardrop. WP: Whiting (2-1). LP: Jussaume (2-7). Multiple hitters (No. hits): Bates - Shannon Browher 2. Bowdoin, Michelle Jackson 2.