Bats Come Alive as Baseball Thumps Williams in Series Opener

Aaron Rosen had four hits and three runs scored in Wednesday's victory
Aaron Rosen had four hits and three runs scored in Wednesday's victory

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Bowdoin baseball team defeated Williams, 13-5, in a NESCAC non-division matchup today at Williams' Bobby Coombs Field.

The Polar Bears (18-9) continue to ride a winning streak that now stretches to nine. The Ephs are 10-17 on the season.

After Williams gained an early 2-1 lead by plating a pair of runs off of Bowdoin ace Oliver Van Zant, Bowdoin responded with two in the fourth to gain their own one-run lead.  Bowdoin then added three off of the Williams' bullpen in the sixth and went on to win.

Van Zant (3-1) got the win for Bowdoin, after going 6.0 innings and giving up two runs (none earned) and striking out eight.  Williams starter Thomas Murphy (0-3) took the loss.

Sam Canales picked up the RBI on Bowdoin's first run, which came in the second.  Aaron Rosen and Canales each drove in a run when Bowdoin retook the lead for good in the fourth.  Luke Regan and Erik Jacobsen each tallied three RBIs in the game, with Jacobsen hitting a triple. Rosen finished the day 3-3 with five runs scored, tying the school's single-game mark most recently done by Brett Gorman against Colby in 2011.

Bowdoin remains in Williamstown to complete the series tomorrow with a doubleheader.  The first game is scheduled to begin at noon.