Four Run First Lifts Polar Bears to 8-2 Victory Over Husson

Michael Staes allowed just three hits and one run in six innings on the mound
Michael Staes allowed just three hits and one run in six innings on the mound

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin baseball team jumped out to an early four run lead in the first inning and cruised to an 8-2 win over visiting Husson University on Thursday afternoon.

The Polar Bears collected their third consecutive victory and improve to 15-10. The Eagles suffered their third straight loss and fall to 15-14 on the season.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin quickly had runners on the corners in the bottom of the first with no outs on the board. Chad Martin drove in Luke Cappellano with a double through the left side and pushed Brandon Lopez to third. Lopez covered the final 90 feet on a balk.
  • Peter Cimini lofted a sacrifice fly to left that drove in Martin and Colby Joncas doubled to right to drive in Bowdoin's fourth run of the inning.
  • Joncas reached on a leadoff single in the bottom of the fourth and made his way to third off an error and wild pitch. Joncas later scored as Stephen Girolamo chopped a shot to third.
  • Leading 5-0, the Polar Bears put up their final three runs of the game in the fifth. Lopez led off the inning with a single to right center and scored soon after on an RBI triple by Martin.
  • Peter Cimini singled to drive in Martin and later scored on a sacrifice fly to left off the bat of Joe Gentile.
  • Husson got on the board in the top of the sixth. Mike Wong stood on first following a one-out walk and quickly sored off an RBI double to right center from JT Whitten.
  • The Eagles doubled their run tally with an RBI single by Cam Archer in the following inning.

By the Numbers

  • Michael Staes earned the win on the mound for Bowdoin with six complete innings. The senior allowed just three hits and one run while earning four strikeouts.
  • Tommy Burns surrendered six hits and seven runs in four innings of work. Burns tallied three strikeouts.
  • Bowdoin outhit the Eagles by an 8-4 margin. Husson committed four errors, while the Polar Bears had a pair.
  • Joncas was 3-for-4 at the plate, while Martin and Cimini led the way with two RBIs apiece.
  • Whitten had a pair of doubles for the Eagles.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin hosts Williams in a non-conference doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon.
  • Husson remains on the road with a weekend series at Castleton, beginning on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.