Bates Sweeps Bowdoin in Baseball Doubleheader

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bates College baseball team clinched a bid to the NESCAC Tournament with a doubleheader sweep on Saturday over Bowdoin.

The Bobcats took a 6-0 win in the opener before earning an 11-1 victory in the nightcap. Bates improves to 19-14 (9-3 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears fall to 6-23-2 (3-9 NESCAC).

Game One Highlights

  • Bates CF Christian Beal went 4-4 with two runs and two RBI as the Bobcats scored in four different innings to put away the Polar Bears, 6-0.
  • Beal rapped an RBI double to spark a two-run rally in the third and then was in the middle of another two-run rally for the Bobcats in the sixth inning.
  • Meanwhile, pitcher Justin Foley tossed a gem, allowing just four hits and striking out five in a complete game win for Bates.
  • Bowdoin's Brandon Lopez took the loss, allowing six runs.
  • Polar Bear SS Eric Mah reached base twice for Bowdoin in the loss.

Game Two Highlights

  • Propelled by a five-run second inning the Bobcats took an early lead and never looked back in game two, taking an 11-1 win.
  • Dan Trulli and Noah Loughlin each had two-run singles in the inning for Bates.
  • Bowdoin got on the board in the third on a double by Lopez that scored Ryan Winn.
  • Nolan Collins got the win for Bates, scattering four hits in five frames of work, allowing just one earned run.
  • Ben Osterholtz took the loss for Bowdoin, allowing six runs.
  • Five Bobcats had multiple hits in the game, led by Loughlin's 2-4 effort with four RBI.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will close out its season on Sunday as they host Plymouth State in a non-conference game at 3:00 p.m.