April 10, 2013

Softball Stifles Southern Maine in Weekday Doubleheader

GORHAM, Maine – The Bowdoin softball team tallied 17 runs in two games en route to a two-game sweep at University of Southern Maine this afternoon.

The Polar Bears rebound after their weekend series with Tufts and improve to 15-9. The Huskies drop to 2-20. Bowdoin captured the first game with a 7-1 victory and finished off their hosts in five innings with a 10-1 win in the second.

Tricia Thibodeau pitched the first game for Bowdoin, while allowing only one run in a complete-game effort. The Polar Bears offense supplied Thibodeau with seven runs, including a four run second inning.  Casey Correa and Siena Mitman each had base hits before Hanna Wurgaft singled up the middle to clear the bases. Wurgaft proceeded to steal second and advance to third on a passed ball. Toni DaCampo's RBI single up the left side scored Wurgaft from third. DaCampo's base running mirrored Wurgaft, as she stole second and advanced to third on a errant throw by the catcher and scoring on a wild pitch. The Polar Bears tacked on additional runs in both the sixth and seventh innings, to end the game up 7-1. Adriane Krul's double in the sixth was Bowdoin's only extra base of the game, but a combination of aggressive base running with timely singles resulted in a pair of RBI's for Wurgaft as well as DaCampo and Cielle Collins.

Julia Geaumont allowed only one hit and run in her five inning performance, as Bowdoin captured a 10-1 win in game two. The Polar Bears saw offensive production throughout the lineup, with three homeruns, a pair of doubles, and four different players collecting RBIs. After a scoreless first, Katie Gately lead off with a homer to left. Bowdoin continued to tack on additional runs in the third and fourth innings, before erupting in a six run fifth. Southern Maine's Stefanie Stockwell retired the first two batters she faced to lead off the fifth, before back to back walks put runners on first and second. Victoria Rusch followed with a two out RBI double. Bowdoin continued making strong contact with the ball as Casey Correa knocked in a three run homer. Mitman closed out the Bowdoin scoring with a two run shot of her own, as the Polar Bears went on to clinch the game.

Bowdoin hosts Colby on Friday afternoon at 4:00 PM, before heading to Waterville for a Saturday double-header.

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