Baseball Holds Off Late Husson Rally to Win 8-7

Colby Lewis took the mound in the ninth and struck out three to preserve the one-run lead
Colby Lewis took the mound in the ninth and struck out three to preserve the one-run lead

BANGOR, Maine – The Bowdoin baseball team picked up an 8-7 win over Husson on Wednesday evening.

The Polar Bears earn their second out of conference victory of the season to improve to 5-17-1. The Eagles are 16-14.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin jumped out to a three-run lead in the top of the first. Nick Merrill tagged an RBI single to left and Robbie Sarmanian hit a two-run single to right.
  • The hosts got one run back in the bottom of the second on an RBI single to left.
  • The Polar Bears plated two more runs in the third. Connor Lee drove in one and Ejaaz Jiu doubled to left for another.
  • James McCarthy accounted for Bowdoin's final runs of the game. The sophomore drove in two off a triple to right center and later scored on a passed ball.
  • Trailing 8-1, the Eagles climbed back into the game with a five-run fifth. Kobe Rogerson and David LeBlanc each had an RBI single. Ethan Stoddard followed up with a two-run triple and Brandon Smith an RBI double.
  • Husson cut the deficit to one in the sixth as Nick Guerrette scored on a wild pitch.
  • Colby Lewis pitched the ninth and struck out three batters to preserve the one-run lead for Bowdoin.

By the Numbers

  • Jiu was the only Bowdoin player with multiple hits, going 2-for-2. The Polar Bears combined for nine hits.
  • Smith led both teams, going 3-for-4 at the plate while driving in two runs.
  • Sarmanian and McCarthy each had two RBI.
  • Merrill, Sarmanian, Jiu, and Jack Wilhoite all had a stolen base.
  • Andrew Cohen pitched 4.1 innings and surrendered eight hits with four strikeouts.
  • Beckett Slayton fanned a pair in 1.1 innings of work. Ryan Winn took the mound for 2.1 innings and struck out five with one hit. Colby Lewis pitched one inning and struck out three.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears begin their league series with Bates on Friday, at Bates, with a 3:00 p.m. start.