Softball 2015: Bowdoin College

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:20 am

Softball Concludes Regular Season with Split Against Husson

BRUNSWICK, Maine – After suffering a 12-11 extra-innings loss to Husson University in the opening game, Bowdoin bounced back with a 5-3 victory in the shortened nightcap to split Tuesday's doubleheader.

The Eagles (23-11) and Polar Bears (27-13) both conclude their regular season with the day's split. Bowdoin faces Williams in the NESCAC tournament on Friday at 5:00 p.m. on the Tufts campus.

Game One Recap – Husson 12, Bowdoin 11

Despite outhitting the Eagles 22-16, Bowdoin was unable to come away with a win in game one after ten innings of play. Husson put five runs on the board in the opening four innings before Bowdoin would answer in the bottom half of the fourth.

Deb Colpitts got the Husson offense started with an RBI single in the first inning and Nicole Andrade double the Eagles' lead in the second by driving in another run. Casey Lopes tallied a two-run double in the third and Chelsea Brennan homered in the fourth as Husson scored a run in each of the game's first four innings.

Bowdoin's bats came alive in the fourth and fifth innings as Victoria Rusch got the Polar Bears started with an RBI double and Natalie Edwards singled to right center, scoring Jordan Gowdy. The Polar Bears took their first lead of the game in the fifth as Gowdy drove in a run and Rusch tallied two more RBI off a single. Adriane Krul scored Rusch with another base hit while Marisa O'Toole tallied her first RBI of the game driving in Krul. Trailing 8-5 in the top of the sixth, Husson put runs on the board in the following two innings to knot the game at 8-8. Andrade scored the team's sixth run after tagging up on a caught foul ball. Chelsea Brennan drove in the two tying runs in with a bases clearing single.

Both team's traded runs in the eighth inning, scoring one each, and again in the ninth as Sami Schultz and Haley Spiers drove in runs for Husson and Cielle Collins and Emily Griffin tallied RBI for Bowdoin. Allie Hill's bunt in the tenth was enough to score Andrade and win the game.

Griffin went 6.1 innings for Bowdoin with two strikeouts and five walks. Julia Geaumont came in to pitch the final innings notching as many strikeouts with three hits allowed. Kayla Merrill started in the circle for Husson going four innings with two K's and three earned runs. Colpits came in, allowing five runs with one strikeout, before Alannah Healy closed out the game by fanning two and allowing eight hits.

Game Two Recap – Bowdoin 5, Husson 3

Both pitchers who appeared in the final innings of game one remained in the circle for game two, with opposite results. Geaumont went six innings with three strikeouts to earn the win while Healy tallied one strikeout with five earned runs. The Eagles managed eight hits off Geaumont, as opposed to Bowdoin's seven, but the Polar Bears would come out ahead after a pivotal two-run fifth.

After both teams were retired in order to begin the first two innings, Husson put three runs up in the top of the third. Brennan got the Eagles on the board with an RBI double. Andrade added to the score by driving in Brennan from third, and Lyndsy Merrill tagged an RBI double to give Husson the 3-0 lead. Bowdoin responded in the bottom of the inning as Collins drove in Nicole Nelson and O'Toole tallied two more RBI with a double.

Bowdoin broke the deadlock in the fifth as Siena Mitman cleared the left field fence for her first homerun of the season. O'Toole drove in one more run with a single to put the Polar Bears ahead by two. With darkness descending over Pickard Field, the umpires decided the sixth inning would mark the day's final at-bats. With Husson unable to respond in the top half of the inning, Bowdoin came away with the 5-3 victory.
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Re: Softball 2015: Bowdoin College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat May 02, 2015 9:16 am

Softball Falls in Extra Innings To Williams

MEDFORD, Mass. – The Bowdoin softball team fell 3-2 in extra-innings to Williams College on Friday evening to open NESCAC Championship play.

The Ephs (29-5) advance to play Tufts in game four of the tournament on Saturday at 12:30 pm. Bowdoin (27-14) will play an elimination game against Middlebury on Saturday morning at 10 am.

The Ephs took a 2-0 lead in their first at bat. Both runs were unearned due to a Polar Bear outfield errors allowing Alison Michalik to reach. Mo Frank moved the runner with a bunt single and Kacey Cramer singled to right scoring Michalik. Frank later scored while Cramer was thrown out stealing second.

Eph starter Brooke Bovier tossed four shutout innings before Bowdoin got to her in the fifth. Victoria Rusch doubled to lead off later scoring off a double by Claire McCarthy. Another double by Adriane Krul made it 2-2.

Emma Harrington and Julia Geaumont pitched scoreless innings from the sixth through the ninth. Harrington would get the win, going 5.2 innings allowing two hits and no runs with six strikeouts and no walks. Geaumont was tagged with the loss, giving up seven hits and three unearned runs with seven K's and five walks in 9.2 innings.

Bowdoin twice staved off defeat with excellent defense late in the game. The Ephs had the game-winning run in scoring position in both the seventh and eighth innings. Katie Gately picked a throw off a bounce at first base in the seventh and left fielder Cielle Collins made a last-second leaping catch on a ball over her shoulder to end the eighth.

The Polar Bears had the go-ahead run on third in the 10th after McCarthy led off with a double and was sacrificed over, but Bowdoin was unable to bring the runner home.


Williams scored the game-winning run with a two-out rally. With two down, Cramer walked and took second on a Bowdoin error. Tayler Donze followed with the RBI single to end the second-longest game in conference tournament history.
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Re: Softball 2015: Bowdoin College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 03, 2015 3:32 am

Softball Ends Season in NESCAC Tournament Setback To Middlebury

MEDFORD, Mass. - The Bowdoin College softball team saw its season come to an end in a 2-0 loss to Middlebury at the NESCAC Tournament hosted by Tufts on Saturday.

The Polar Bears, who were eliminated by the Panthers for the second-straight season, finish a fantastic year with a record of 27-15, reaching 20 wins for a school-record ninth consecutive campaign. Middlebury (20-10) advances to play in an elimination game on Saturday afternoon against either Williams or Tufts.

Middlebury pitchers Allison Quigley and Neve Stearns combined to keep the potent Bowdoin offense off the scoreboard. Quigley pitched six innings allowing five hits and a walk with five strike outs to pick up her 13th win of the season. Stearns picked up her third save by recording three outs in the seventh to finish the victory.

The Panthers scored scored single runs in the fifth and sixth. Sophomore SS Siobhan O'Sullivan doubled down the left field line to score Carlyn Vachow in the fifth. Heads up base running by Jackie Stern led to the second Panther run in the sixth. After drawing a one-out walk and moving to second on a ground out, Stern scored on a Bowdoin infield error.

Stern then came up big defensively for the Panthers in the seventh. With a runner on base, she caught a well-struck ball by Bowdoin's Lauren O'Shea on the run to prevent two Polar Bears from getting into scoring position.

Both teams had scoring chances all game. Middlebury left 11 runners on base including six in scoring position. Bowdoin stranded nine with four in scoring position. Polar Bear senior Adriane Krul and first-year catcher Claire McCarthy had two hits apiece for Bowdoin.

Sophomore Emily Griffin took the loss for Bowdoin giving up four hits and one run with five walks and three strikeouts in 4.1 innings. Junior Julia Geaumont allowed an unearned run without surrendering a hit while walking two with a strikeout in 1.2 innings.

Saturday's loss ends the fantastic career of Bowdoin seniors Adriane Krul, Siena Mitman, Victoria Rusch and Cielle Collins. The quartet led the Polar Bears to 109 wins over their careers and are the first senior class in Bowdoin softball history to reach the NESCAC Tournament in all four seasons.
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