Baseball Spoils Jumbos Bid for Perfect NESCAC Regular Season

Joe Gentile had three hits in Bowdoin's game two win
Joe Gentile had three hits in Bowdoin's game two win

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin and Tufts baseball split a doubleheader at Pickard Field on Saturday with the Jumbos claiming game one, 16-0, before Bowdoin rallied in game two, 5-2.

The Jumbos stand at 25-6 (10-1) after losing their first NESCAC East Division game of the season. Bowdoin moves to 20-12 (4-8), reaching the 20-win plateau for the first time since 2013.

Game One Highlights

  • Tufts scored 13 runs in the final three innings to pull away for a 16-0 win
  • The Jumbos scored single runs in the first on a Dan Kelly RBI single, in the third on a passed ball and in the fourth on a Cody McCallum RBI hit
  • The Jumbos then exploded late in the contest to pull away from the win
  • McCallum had three hits, including four RBI for Tufts. O'Hara had three hits and four runs scored while Kelly went 3-3 with two walks in the win
  • Speros Varinos was outstanding on the hill for Tufts, allowing just two hits over seven innings while striking out five
  • Bowdoin's Brandon Lopez took the loss, permitting five earned runs over 4.0 innings

Game Two Highlights

  • Bowdoin handed Tufts its first conference loss of the season behind seven strong innings from Michael Staes in a 5-2 victory
  • The Polar Bears scored twice in the first inning as a double-steal allowed Brandon Lopez and Joe Gentile to come home on ground outs later in the inning
  • Bowdoin crossed three more runs over the plate in the third as Chris Nadeau delivered an RBI single, Sean Mullaney delivered a sac fly and Colby Joncas rapped an RBI single as well to push the lead to 5-0
  • Tufts chipped away at Bowdoin's lead with an RBI fielder's choice by Cody McCallum in the seventh and made it a 5-2 game in the eighth when Mike McLaughlin drove a run-scoring single to left
  • Kyle Stanley was able to get out of trouble in the eighth and worked out of a jam in the ninth as well to earn the save.
  • Joe Gentile had three hits in the win for Bowdoin while Staes earned the win with 7.0 innings, permitting two earned runs and striking out five
  • Andrew David took the loss for Tufts, allowing five runs over 6.0 innings. Tom Petry and Harrison Frickman had two hits apiece for the Jumbos

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will host Southern Maine in a non-conference game on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tufts travels to Bates for a rescheduled NESCAC contest on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.