WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The Bowdoin College baseball team dropped a doubleheader to 14th-ranked Ramapo on Sunday in Florida.
The Polar Bears drop to 6-3 this spring with a 2-1 extra-inning loss in game one and a 7-2 setback in game two. Bowdoin will look to bounce back on Tuesday with a game against Endicott.
Oliver Van Zant was outstanding on the mound for Bowdoin in the opener, tossing eight innings and allowing four hits with no earned runs. He struck out nine batters and gave up his lone run in the second when a batter reached on error and came around to score on a two-out single. Bowdoin evened the score in the fifth when Tim McGarry walked, stole second and third and came home to score on a ground out. Ramapo earned the victory in the ninth on another unearned run when a batter reached on an error, advanced to third and came home on a sac fly later in the inning. McGarry and Sam Canales had two hits each and both reached three times in the loss.
Ramapo scored five times in the fifth inning of game two to take a lead they would never relinquish. Dan Findley had two hits and rapped a two-run single in the fifth inning. Erik Jacobsen reached base three times, including two walks. Henry Van Zant took the loss for Bowdoin after going 4.2 frames and allowing six hits and five runs despite striking out six.