Baseball Stumbles at Bates in Low Scoring Battle

Brandon Lopez struck out ten batters in 6.1 innings on Friday
Brandon Lopez struck out ten batters in 6.1 innings on Friday

LEWISTON, Maine – The Bowdoin baseball team surrendered a pair of late runs and was unable to answer in a 3-2 loss at Bates on Friday afternoon.

The Polar Bears are 5-18-1 (3-7 NESCAC) on the season. The Bobcats are 12-12 (4-3 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. The Polar Bears retained the lead until the seventh inning.
  • Bates retired the first two batters in the Polar Bears lineup before Bowdoin mounted a two-out rally. Nick Merrill got the team going with a single to left and Chris Attisani singled to put a pair of runners on.
  • Gavin Cann followed up with a single to center, driving in Merrill from second. James McCarthy followed up with another RBI single to center.
  • The Polar Bears posted 1-2-3 innings in the first three innings, retiring the Bobcats lineup in order.
  • Bates finally plated a run in the fifth off Justin White's RBI single.
  • Jack Arend drove in the game-tying and game-winning runs with a single down the right field line in the seventh.

By the Numbers

  • Connor Lee was the only Polar Bear with an extra base hit, a double in the fourth.
  • White and Jon Lindgren both had doubles for Bates.
  • Brandon Lopez pitched 6.1 innings for Bowdoin and allowed six hits with ten strikeouts. Colby Lewis pitched the remainder of the game and allowed one hit and fanned one.
  • Bates had seven hits to Bowdoin's five.
  • Nolan Collins pitched the complete game for Bates and allowed five hits with eight strikeouts.

Up Next

  • The two teams are scheduled to complete the series with a noon doubleheader on Saturday at Bowdoin.