Softball Splits One-Run Decisions in Friday Action

Softball Splits One-Run Decisions in Friday Action

CLERMONT, Fla. - The Bowdoin College softball team went 1-1 in a twinbill on Friday, defeating Bethel 5-4 and falling to Ithaca, 2-1. The Polar Bears currently stand at 6-2 overall this spring.

Bowdoin earned an exciting win over Bethel thanks to a strong outing by Julia Jacobs, who allowed three hits in six innings with six strikeouts. Lauren Coven had a two-RBI single while Jamie Paul collected two hits, including a double. Toni DaCampo also had a run-scoring double for the Polar Bears, who clinched the win in the seventh thanks to a sharp throw from SS Shavonne Lord to Clare Ronan, nabbing the potential tying run at the plate.

Ithaca's Britt Lille and Bowdoin's Kara Nilan locked up in a pitcher's duel in the other contest as Nilan racked up 10 strikeouts in seven innings, getting charged with the tough-luck loss after permitting a solo homer and the go-ahead run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Hillary Smyth and Caroline Dewar each had two hits while Nilan also had a double at the plate for Bowdoin.

Bowdoin 5 - 8 - 2
Bethel 4 - 3 - 2
Win: Julia Jacobs
Loss: Charitey Rowden
Save: Michelle Wells

Bowdoin 1 - 7 - 1
Ithaca 2 - 5 - 3
Win: Britt Lille
Loss: Kara Nilan