Amherst Sweeps Bowdoin in Northern Season Premiere

Amherst Sweeps Bowdoin in Northern Season Premiere

AMHERST, Mass. - The Bowdoin College baseball team was swept by Amherst in their northern debut on Sunday afternoon. The Jeffs used a late rally to down the Polar Bears 14-7 in game one before taking a convincing 8-1 win in game two. The Jeffs improve to 9-4 on the season while Bowdoin loses consecutive games for the first time this season and stands at 9-5.

Bowdoin held a 5-0 lead after four and a half innings in the opener, but Amherst stormed back to score four runs in the fifth, four in the seventh and six in the eighth en route to a 14-7 victory. The Jeffs were in command throughout the second game, scoring three runs in the second inning and pulling away for an 8-1 win. 

Joe Comizio stood out for Bowdoin by going 4-for-8 with a pair of RBI's in the two games, while Dan Findley went 3-for-9 with three RBI's, including a home run, and two runs scored. Brian Merrigan went 4-for-7 with four RBIs on the day to lead the Jeffs, who racked up 13 hits in each game.
 
Dylan Driscoll picked up the win in the first game by pitching four strong innings of relief, while Fred Shepard and Ryan Healy combined to shut down the Polar Bears in the nightcap. Drew LoRusso took the loss in relief for Bowdoin in game one while Christian Martin was tagged for the defeat in game two.

A decision on Tuesday's home opener against St. Joseph's will be made on Monday.