BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Middlebury College baseball team scored nine runs in the final two innings to rally from an early deficit and defeat Bowdoin 11-4 in a rain-shortened doubleheader on Saturday at Pickard Field.
The teams were able to complete just five innings on the day as game two was canceled. The Panthers improve to 19-13 while Bowdoin ends its year with a record of 15-18.
- Bowdoin took an early 1-0 lead when Evann Dumont-Lapointe singled home Brandon Lopez in the second inning.
- Middlebury answered with a pair of runs to take the lead in the third as a Kevin Woodring groundout plated Justin Han and, after a Bowdoin error allowed Grant Elgarton to reach base, Phil Bernstein ripped a run-scoring double to right field.
- The Polar Bears tied the game on an RBI ground out by Ejazz Jiu in the second frame and took a 4-2 advantage when Jack Wilhoite blasted a two-run homer to deep center in the third inning.
- Middlebury gained the lead for good in the fourth with six runs. The big blows came on a two-run single by Elgarten and a two-run double by Sam Graf that gave the visitors an 8-4 advantage.
- With conditions deteriorating in the fifth, Middlebury scored three more times, with Bernstein rapping a two-run double to key the rally.
By The Numbers
- Dylan Takamori (W, 2-0) earned the win with 2.1 frames of relief, allowing one hit and scattering four walks. He retired the final out of the game with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth.
- Max Vogel-Freedman (L, 2-3) took the loss for Bowdoin, permitting six earned runs in 3.0 innings.
- Phil Bernstein led the Middlebury offense with three hits, three RBI and two runs scored.
- Bjorn Hansen went 2-2 with a walk for Bowdoin on Senior Day in Brunswick.