Ninth Inning Run Sinks Polar Bears at Middlebury

Eric Mah went 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored.
Eric Mah went 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored.

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Middlebury baseball team recorded a walkoff 11-10 victory in the ninth inning of a non-conference game against Bowdoin on Saturday evening.

The Polar Bears drop to 11-14, while the Panthers climb to 8-13.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin took a 4-0 lead after two innings, posting a pair of runs in both the first and second.
  • Jack Wilhoite put the Polar Bears on the board with a bases loaded ball to center. Connor Lee drove in another run, doubling down the left field line.
  • Joe Gentile recorded the third RBI of the game, driving in Owen Gideon-Murphy in the second. Eric Mah later scored on a wild pitch.
  • Middlebury took over with seven runs in three innings. Alan Guild put the Panthers on the board with an RBI single through the right side in the third.
  • The Panthers tied the game in the fourth off a single, sacrifice fly, and error.
  • Gentile drew a bases loaded walk in the fifth to regain the lead.
  • Middlebury jumped out to a 9-5 advantage after the sixth.
  • Mah drove in Austin Zakow in the seventh and Lee blasted a two-run homer in the eighth to pull within one.
  • An RBI single in the bottom half of the inning extended Middlebury's lead, but a pair of RBI singles in the ninth drew Bowdoin even.
  • Mah and Brendan O'Neil both plated runs to give the Polar Bears a chance.
  • Hayden Smith hit a walkoff one out single to end the game.

By the Numbers

  • Colby Lewis pitched four innings, surrendering seven hits with five strikeouts to begin the game.
  • Brandon Lopez pitched four the Polar Bears, fanning four and allowing six hits.
  • Wilhoite took the mound for the ninth and surrendered the game winning run.
  • Bowdoin combined for 14 hits.
  • Mah went 2-for-3 at the plate. Gideon-Murphy and James McCarthy were both 2-for-4.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears complete the series with a doubleheader tomorrow against the Panthers.