BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin softball team held off a late push by visiting Trinity to open the NESCAC series with a 5-3 win on Friday evening.
The Polar Bears (20-14-2, 5-5 NESCAC) are battling with Trinity (17-11, 5-5 NESCAC) for the NESCAC East number two seed and a bid to the playoffs.
- Bowdoin jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first as Caroline Rice tallied an RBI single to center that drove in Claire McCarthy. McCarthy stood in scoring position after tagging a double.
- Rice drove in the Polar Bears second run of the game with another RBI single to center in the third. Julia Geaumont gave Bowdoin a 3-0 lead with a single to right center that scored Ali Miller. Natalie Edwards sent a ball to left, allowing Rice to score, and Geaumont later scored on a passed ball to give the Polar Bears a 5-0 lead.
- Trinity got a pair of runs back in the following inning. Capitalizing on an error with one out, Michelle Treglia tallied the Bantams first run. Courtney Erickson crossed the plate for run number two off an RBI groundout by Nicole Towner.
- The Bantams scored their final run in the top of the sixth as Towner chopped a shot to shortstop and Mandi Paine scored.
By the Numbers
- Geaumont pitched a complete game for Bowdoin and allowed no earned runs. The senior gave up three hits and tallied five strikeouts without a walk.
- Cassia Armstrong started in the circle for Trinity and gave up six hits and five runs in three innings of work. Armstrong had one strikeout.
- Rachel Smith pitched three innings and allowed one hit and four walks with a pair of strikeouts.
- Erica Quinones paced the Trinity offense, going 2-for-3.
- Rice and McCarthy each went 2-for-3 with Rice tallying a pair of RBIs. Both of McCarthy's hits were doubles.
- Trinity and Bowdoin complete the series tomorrow with a doubleheader beginning at noon.