Baseball Concludes Regular Season With 8-3 Win Over Nationally-Ranked USM

Brandon Lopez pitched all nine innings and allowed just one earned run against USM
Brandon Lopez pitched all nine innings and allowed just one earned run against USM

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin baseball team concluded its 2018 season with an 8-3 win over nationally-ranked USM on Sunday afternoon.

The Polar Bears end the year at 16-17. The 18th-ranked Huskies (27-11) continue their season as the three-seed in the Little East Tournament on Wednesday.

Game Highlights

  • Brendan O'Neil put Bowdoin on the board in the bottom of the third, doubling to center, and driving in Eric Mah. Connor Lee followed up with a double to left that drove in both O'Neil and Joe Gentile.
  • Ma doubled to center in the fourth and drove in two more runs for the Polar Bears, stretching the lead to 4-0. Gentile's sacrifice fly to deep left pushed another run across the plate. Lee rounded out the inning with another RBI double.
  • Sawyer Billings blasted a solo homerun over the right center fence to conclude Bowdoin's scoring for the day, making it 8-0 in the fifth.
  • The Huskies gained some offensive momentum in the sixth with a pair of runs. Jake Dexter laid down a bunt that Devin Warren came home on. Zack Quintal added an RBI sacrifice fly to center.
  • USM's final run came home on an error in the eighth.

By the Numbers

  • Brandon Lopez pitched his second complete game of the year, allowing eight hits with four strikeouts. The junior did not walk any Huskies.
  • Ryan Worthington lasted just 2.1 innings and allowed three runs with a pair of walks and three hits.
  • James Sinclair led the USM pitching staff with 2.2 innings of work and five strikeouts, allowing 2 hits.
  • O'Neil went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Lee was 3-for-5 with three RBI and a pair of doubles.
  • Jack Wilhoite and Sawyer Billings both went 2-for-4.
  • Warren led the Huskies lineup, going 3-for-4.