HARTFORD, Conn. - Bowdoin's Melissa DellaTorre tossed a one-hitter, but the Bowdoin College softball team suffered a hard-luck 1-0 loss in its NESCAC debut on Friday afternoon at Trinity.
Trinity improves to 8-5 and Bowdoin drops to 11-6 with its first loss in four games. Both teams were playing in their NESCAC East openers, and they will finish the three-game series at Trinity tomorrow with a doubleheader at noon.
Bowdoin had runners reach third base in the first two innings, had a runner thrown out at third after a one-out double in the third frame, and threatened one last time with runners on second and third with one out in the sixth inning. Trinity's Hannah King induced a ground ball and struck out the last two batters to pitch out of a second-and-third jam with none out in the opening stanza, and fanned another with runners on first and third in the second frame. Polar Bear senior co-captain Toni DaCampo doubled over RF Elizabeth McQuaid's head with one out in the third inning, but McQuaid made a quick throw to the infield to catch DaCampo trying to stretch it into a triple.
Olivia Berry led off the bottom of the third inning with a double, which proved to be the only hit off DellaTorre. Bantam senior OF Amelia Mostovoy bunted Berry to third, but a throwing error from first to third in an attempt to double Berry off third base went awry and Berry trotted home. Neither team threatened again until the top of the sixth inning, when Polar Bear freshman 1B Katie Gately singled and sophomore OF Victoria Rusch doubled with one out. King got the next two batters to pop up in the infield and preserve the shut out, and followed with a 1-2-3 seventh inning that included two strikeouts to end the game.
King finished with 10 K's and walked one, while DellaTorre yielded just the one double and one unearned run while fanning two and walking none.