Baseball Completes Series Sweep of Colby

Eric Mah tagged his first career home run in the leadoff spot against Colby in game one.
Eric Mah tagged his first career home run in the leadoff spot against Colby in game one.

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin baseball team picked up its first NESCAC series sweep of the season with a 4-1 victory in game one and 10-5 win in game two against Colby.

The Polar Bears finished conference play with a 7-5 record, sitting at 14-16 overall. The Mules conclude NESCAC play at 1-11 (5-22 overall).

Game One Highlights

  • Matt Treveloni put the Mules on the board in the top of the first, singling through the left side, and driving in Andrew Russell.
  • One swing of the bat by Eric Mah in the leadoff spot for Bowdoin evened the game as Mah tagged his first career homer over the left field fence.
  • Austin Zakow drove in a pair of runs in the fourth off a single to right. Mah quickly scored on a passed ball.
  • Brandon Lopez pitched a complete game for the Polar Bears, allowing just two hits with six strikeouts.
  • Jackson Ward allowed four runs with five strikeouts and four walks in 3.1 starting innings. Frank Driscoll pitched the final stretch and struck out four while allowing two hits.
  • Zakow was the only player for either team with multiple hits, going 2-for-4.

Game Two Highlights

  • Mah crossed home in the first to give Bowdoin a quick 1-0 lead, stealing third and then advancing as Austin Zakow drew a run down between first and second.
  • Sawyer Billings doubled the run tally for the Polar Bears in the second, driving in James McCarthy with a single through the left side. Mah followed up with an RBI double to left.
  • With the bases loaded, Lopez singled through the right side and drove in a pair of runs.
  • The Mules cut the lead to 5-2 in the fourth. Jack Mangold tagged an RBI infield single and Cam Drew plated Mangold with a double down the right line.
  • Colby pulled within two runs in the fifth as William Wessman singled to center for an RBI.
  • Brendan O'Neil answered in the bottom half of the inning, sending a ball over the right field fence.
  • Will Phillips tagged a two-run single up the middle in the sixth, cutting Bowdoin's lead to a tight 5-4.
  • Connor Lee pushed two runs across the plate in the bottom half of the inning, doubling down the left field line.
  • Billings and Mah each drove in a run in the seventh.
  • Drew went 2-for-3, while Treveloni and Wessman were both 3-for-5 in game two.
  • Colby Joncas and Billings were both 3-for-4.
  • Ben Osterholtz earned the win with 5.1 innings of work and a pair of strikeouts. Colby Lewis pitched 2.2 innings, fanning two. Ryan Winn closed out the game with three strikeouts in one inning on the mound.
  • Paul Ariola pitched just two innings of the Mules and allowed five runs with one strikeout.
  • Cameron Garfield pitched three strong innings, fanning three, and allowed six hits. Will Cohen pitched the final two innings and recorded three K's.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin plays at Southern Maine on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Colby hosts UMPI tomorrow in a doubleheader beginning at noon.