March 30, 2013

Softball Rebounds to Earn Saturday Sweep of Trinity

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Bowdoin softball team earned a sweep of Trinity on Saturday afternoon, taking a 6-5 win in the opener and a 9-1 victory in game two.

Bowdoin rebounded after dropping the opening game of the series on Friday and improves to 13-6 (2-1 NESCAC) on the season. Trinity falls to 8-7 (1-2 NESCAC) following the losses.
Bowdoin's next game, scheduled for Monday against Thomas College, has been postponed due to field conditions.

The Polar Bears opened the game with a home run in the top of the first. The two-run shot from Gen Barlow brought around Toni DaCampo who reached first on a walk. DaCampo hit a two-out solo shot during in the top of the third to put Bowdoin up 3-0 over the Bantams. The Polar Bears got their third homer of the game from Katie Gately, who also drove in Barlow from second.

Trinity's offense sparked in the bottom of the fourth with a pair of unearned runs. The Bantams continued to chip away at the deficit with double from Erica Correia which drove in two runs. Leading 5-4 in the top of the sixth, Casey Correa, who went 2-3 on the day, hit an RBI double to bring Dimitria Spathakis around from first. Elizabeth McQuaid tripled for Trinity to begin the bottom of the seventh, which was followed by a single from Abigail Ostrom to score the run. The Bantams were unable to generate the tying run, and the game ended with a 6-5 Bowdoin win. Julia Geaumont earned the win with six strong innings, allowing one earned run. Melissa DellaTorre got the save by closing out the win in the ninth.

DellaTorre had a dominant performance in the second game, allowing just one run and four hits, as the Bowdoin offense supplied nine runs of their own. Hanna Wurgaft led of the first inning with a double that was quickly followed by an RBI triple from DaCampo. A sacrifice fly from Gately put the Polar Bears up 2-0.  Bowdoin found the scoreboard again in the third inning, after a fly ball to center field from Victoria Rusch allowed DaCampo to score from third.

Trinity answered with their only run of the game in the bottom of the third. Combining a single, a walk, and another single, the Bantams were able to load the bases. Ostrom's fly out to center brought Christina Galese around to score for Trinity. Bowdoin proceeded to score six additional runs and the game ended after six innings due to the eight-run rule. Gately tallied a pair of RBI's in the second game, following a solo shot to open the fifth inning. DaCampo had two doubles and triple driving in a pair of runs in the game.