BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin baseball team established a new school record for consecutive wins with an 8-7 win over Brandeis on Wednesday afternoon.
The Polar Bears are now 21-9, including a 12 game winning streak, which breaks the all-time program record of 11 set in 2006. The Judges drop to 10-20 on the season.
The teams traded runs early in the game heading into the second inning tied up at 1-1. Dan Gad got the Judges on the board first with an RBI to center field giving the runner on third time to tag up and score. Bowdoin answered in the bottom of the inning with a single from Aaron Rosen bringing Tim McGarry home from third. Bowdoin tacked on an additional three runs in the second. Sam Canales supplied the Polar Bears with an RBI double and came around to score off a single from Dan Findley. John Lefeber singled down the left field line to drive in Bowdoin's third of the inning. Lefeber collected another RBI single in the fourth, to put the Polar Bears up 5-1.
Brandeis capitalized on Bowdoin's mistakes in the fifth to tie the game 5-5. Brian Allen's single drove in a pair of runs and left runners on second and third. The Judges collected a couple more hits in the inning to even the game. Bowdoin broke the stalemate in the following inning with another Lefeber RBI double. The Polar Bears loaded the bases on arrant pitches before collecting their third run of the inning off a Brandeis error at shortstop.Brandeis looked to close the gap to within one run during the eighth with a pair of unearned runs off a ball put in play by Max Hart. Bowdoin held the Judges off in the final inning, as David Zabinsky pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to end the game.
Bowdoin heads to Tufts on Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm for the opening game of their three game conference series.