BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin baseball team posted a three-run fifth inning to come back and defeat Colby 3-2 in their fourth meeting of the season on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (15-17) kept the Mules (7-23) off the board through the final four innings to earn the tight victory.
- Colby pushed a pair of runs across the plate in the top of the second after back-to-back singles to begin the inning.
- Tyler Mulberry stole second and drew the throw, allowing Will Phillips to score from third.
- Andrew Russell later singled and drove in Mulberry.
- The Mules retired the Bowdoin lineup, in order, for quick second and third innings.
- The Polar Bears' bats came alive in the fifth, beginning with a leadoff single to center from Connor Lee. Austin Zakow walked to put runners on first and second.
- Colby Joncas drove in Lee as he singled to the third baseman and a throwing error left runners on second and third.
- With two outs on the board, Colby intentionally walked Eric Mah to load the bases. Joe Gentile responded with an RBI single to left. A passed ball allowed Joncas to add a third run for Bowdoin.
By the Numbers
- Frank Driscoll suffered the loss on the mound for Colby with five innings of work and five hits allowed. Driscoll fanned nine Bowdoin batters.
- Max Vogel-Freedman started the game for Bowdoin and pitched three innings, giving up as many hits with a matching number of strikeouts.
- Kyle Stanely, Connor Rooney, Logan Simon, Duncan Finigan, Ryan Dixon, and Jack Wilhoite all put in an inning of work. Stanley, Rooney, and Finigan all recorded a strikeout. Wilhoite fanned two batters.
- Mah went 2-for-3 at the plate. Lee and Joncas were 2-for-4.
- Phillips went 2-for-3 for Colby.
- The Polar Bears host USM on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
- Colby plays a doubleheader at Plymouth State on Sunday at noon.