Bowdoin and Husson Split Doubleheader in Bangor

Bowdoin and Husson Split Doubleheader in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine - The Bowdoin College baseball team split a doubleheader with Husson University on Monday night, falling in game one 8-2 before rallying late in an 8-4 victory in game two. The Polar Bears, ranked seventh in the latest New England poll, stand at 17-7 overall this spring with the results.

Husson won game one on the sturdy right arm of Nate Adams, who went the distance, scattering six hits, allowing just one earned run, walking two and striking out five. Tom Crews led Husson offensively, going 1-2 with two RBI and a run scored. Cody McInnis also picked up a pair of RBI out of the leadoff position. Adam Marquit led the Polar Bears at the plate, going 2-3 and scoring a run as the only Bowdoin batter to pick up multiple hits off Adams. Ben Higgins (1-2) took the loss on the mound for the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin staked the Eagles to a two-run lead in game two, only to rally for the eventual win. Bowdoin came back to tie it up in the top of the third. Marquit walked and stole second, setting the table for John Lefeber who doubled to left to score the run. Matt Savard singled home Lefeber, and the Polar Bears climbed back to tie game.  The Polar Bears kept the offense going in the top of the 5th, plating three runs to take their first lead. Jordan Edgett singled to right center to start of the inning, and Brendan Garner and Brett Gorman followed suit with singles of their own to load the bases for Bowdoin. After an infield fly, Joe Comizo ripped a two-RBI single to break open the inning. Dan Hicks got a sac-fly to keep the rally going to make it 5-2 and then, after Husson trimmed the lead to 5-4 in the sixth, came through with a two-out, two-run double to seal the victory. Evan Farley  pitched well in the game two start for Bowdoin, going 5.2 innings, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits to improve to 2-0 this season.

Bowdoin will host Colby on Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in the first game of a three-game NESCAC East Division series. The Polar Bears and Mules will play a doubleheader at noon Saturday in Waterville.