Baseball Bombards Colby For Two Saturday Wins

Brandon Lopez performed on both sides of the ball, pitching a complete game and putting up multiple hits at the plate
Brandon Lopez performed on both sides of the ball, pitching a complete game and putting up multiple hits at the plate

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Bowdoin baseball team earned its first two wins of the season in a doubleheader sweep at Colby on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (2-14-1, 2-3 NESCAC) pinned a 14-1 setback on the Mules (6-8, 0-2 NESCAC) in game one. Bowdoin erased an early deficit in game two to win 4-3.

Game One Highlights

  • Bowdoin got on the board in the top of the first with an RBI single from Nick Merrill.
  • The Polar Bears exploded for seven runs in the second inning. James McCarthy, Eric Mah, and Brandon Lopez all hit RBI singles. Jack Wilhoite tacked on a two-run single and Connor Lee recorded a two RBI double.
  • Leading 8-0, Gavin Cann doubled to right and drove in two more runs in the fifth.
  • McCarthy added a two-run single before the Mules could escape the inning.
  • A bases loaded walk in the bottom of the fifth spoiled the clean sheet for Lopez on the mound.
  • Cann scored the game's final runs with a single to center that drove in a pair in the sixth.
  • Lopez allowed just three hits with as any walks and strikeouts in the complete game performance.
  • Mah, Lopez, Wilhoite, and Austin Zakow all had stolen bases.
  • Mah, Lopez, Wilhoite, Zakow, Cann, and McCarthy all had multi-hit games.

Game Two Highlights

  • Colby took an early 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first inning. William Wessman and Dylan Nastri hit back-to-back doubles to plate a run each.
  • Bowdoin tied the game in the fourth. Lopez tagged an RBI single and Brendan O'Neil hit a double that plated Lopez.
  • The Polar Bears took the lead with a two-run blast from Wilhoite in the sixth.
  • Colby cut the deficit to one with an RBI single in the bottom half of the inning.
  • Lee pitched six innings and allowed eight hits with four strikeouts. Wilhoite pitched the final three innings and allowed three hits with four strikeouts.
  • Mah had a stolen base and Merrill, Lopez, and O'Neil all had doubles.
  • Lopez went 2-for-4 at the plate.
  • Matt Mitchell led the Mules by going 3-for-4.

Up Next

  • The teams are scheduled to play their third game of the series on Sunday at Bowdoin, with first pitch at 1:00 p.m.