Baseball Falls to Bates In Final Home Game of the Season

Sean Mullaney drove in three of Bowdoin's four runs against Bates
Sean Mullaney drove in three of Bowdoin's four runs against Bates

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bates baseball team jumped out early and never relinquished the lead in an 11-4 Friday afternoon non-NESCAC game at Bowdoin.

The Bobcats (13-20) saw Samuel Warren produce on both sides of the ball as he earned the win on the mound and went 4-for-5 at the plate. Sean Mullaney paced the Polar Bears (20-14) offensively with three RBIs off a pair of hits.

Game Highlights

  • Bates scored three runs in the top of the first, sparked by a two-run homer to left field off the bat of Warren. Jake Shapiro tagged an RBI single before the Polar Bears could record the third out.
  • Brendan Fox began the Bobcats scoring in the following inning with a two-run single to right. Warren quickly drove in his third run of the game with a single to center. Shapiro curled a triple down the right field line, driving in two more runs, to give Bates an 8-0 lead.
  • Bowdoin got on the board in the bottom half of the inning behind a Mullaney single to right that scored Colby Joncas.
  • Brandon Lopez lofted a sacrifice fly to left in the third, scoring Cody Todesco, to double Bowdoin's run count.
  • Ryan McCarthy hit a leadoff homer to left in the sixth and Fox later scored on an error to extend the visitors' lead.
  • The Polar Bears matched Bates with two runs in the bottom of the inning off a single by Mullaney to center.
  • Warren crossed the plate in the nineth to record the team's final run.

By the Numbers

  • Harry Ridge pitched six innings for Bowdoin, allowing 11 hits and ten runs, while recording four strikeouts and a walk.
  • Duncan Finigan closed out the game for the Polar Bears with three innings of work with as many hits allowed.
  • Warren earned his first win of the season on the mound for Bates, pitching five innings and giving up a pair of runs. Warren tallied eight strikeouts and a walk.
  • Shapiro matched Warren with three RBIs. Mullaney drove in three for Bowdoin.

Up Next

  • The Bowdoin baseball team completes its season on Saturday afternoon with a non-conference doubleheader at Middlebury. The first pitch is scheduled for noon.
  • The Bobcats host Williams in a pair of divisional crossover games tomorrow beginning at 12:00 p.m.