Big Eighth Inning Lifts Baseball Over Amherst

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WATERVILLE, Maine - The Bowdoin College baseball team pulled away late for an 8-4 win over Amherst in a game played at Colby on Friday afternoon.

With the loss, Amherst falls to 17-14 on the season, while Bowdoin improves to 15-17 overall.

Game Highlights

  • Scoreless through the first two innings, both the Mammoths and the Polar Bears got on the board in the third, tallying two runs apiece to deadlock the contest at 2-2.
  • After giving up a pair of runs in the top of the frame, the Polar Bears evened the score in the bottom of the third, rallying after opening the inning with back-to-back outs.  Recording Bowdoin's third consecutive single following hits by Cody Todesco and Ejazz Jiu, Brandon Lopez powered a line drive to right field to plate Todesco before an error by the Amherst shortstop on a failed pickoff attempt scored Jiu.
  • Holding the Mammoths scoreless in the fourth, the Polar Bears took their first lead of the outing in the bottom of the inning, as Eric Mah sent a hard hit ball into play to force an Amherst error and score Evann Dumont-LaPointe who led off the inning with a single to short.
  • The teams traded runs in the sixth and seventh, with Yanni Thanopolous scoring after ripping a leadoff single to center field and Sean Mullaney successfully laying down a sacrifice bunt to plate Jack Wilhoite following his double to deep center.
  • Amherst notched three straight singles in the eighth to tie the score at 4-4.
  • The Polar Bears exploded for four runs in the bottom of the inning and held the Mammoths scoreless in the ninth to capture the 8-4 victory. Racking up three hits in the at bat, Sawyer Billings and Wilhoite were the RBI getters for Bowdoin, with each hitter posting a single to plate Bjorn Hansen and Lopez.

By The Numbers

  • Tasked with the start, Brandon Lopez allowed eight hits and three earned runs and fanned three in 7.0 innings,
  • Colby Lewis (4-3) pitched the final two innings, giving up no hits, no runs and striking out two in the winning effort for Bowdoin.
  • Going 2-for-4 at the plate with one run and one RBI, Jack Wilhoite led the Polar Bear offense, while Evann Dumont-LaPointe finished with a game-leading two runs.