BIDDEFORD, Maine - Bowdoin's Caroline Dewar made school history as the Polar Bear softball team split a doubleheader with the University of New England on Thursday afternoon, winning 12-2 in five innings and losing 4-0 in game two.
Dewar, who entered the twinbill tied with Kristie Miller '02 for first on Bowdoin's all-time hit list (158), had five hits in the doubleheader to move into sole possession of first place with 163 in her career.
With the results, Bowdoin moves to 26-11 this season entering their final weekend of conference play. The Polar Bears will play a three-game set with Bates this weekend beginning with a single game in Brunswick on Saturday and two in Lewiston on Sunday. Bowdoin needs one win over the Bobcats this weekend to clinch a spot in the NESCAC postseason.
Bowdoin poured it on in the opener behind four hits from Dewar, scoring four times in the third and seven times in the fourth to end the game early. Gen Barlow ripped a two-run single in the third frame while Courtney Colantuno delivered the big blow in the fourth with a three-run home run. Dewar scored three runs in the game while Hillary Smyth and Casey Correa each had three hits. Tricia Thibodeau earned the win by going five innings and allowing just two earned runs.
After scoring a dozen runs in the opener, Bowdoin saw its six-game win streak snapped in a 4-0 defeat in the nightcap. The Polar Bears could only muster six hits in the loss, led by two from Barlow. Nancy Walker took the loss for Bowdoin by permitting three earned runs over 4.1 frames.