Tufts Uses Three-Run Fifth to Top Bowdoin

Lauren O'Shea accounted for Bowdoin's lone run with a solo homer in the first
Lauren O'Shea accounted for Bowdoin's lone run with a solo homer in the first

MEDFORD, Mass. – The Bowdoin softball team suffered a 3-1 setback in their NESCAC season opener as Tufts took a late lead in the Friday afternoon game.

The Polar Bears drop to 13-4 (0-1 NESCAC), while the Jumbos climb to 12-4 (1-0 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin's Kate Hoadley cruised through the first four innings, allowing just one hit, before Samantha Siciliano launched a two-run blast in the fifth to take the lead.
  • The Polar Bears took the lead in the top of the first of a solo shot from Lauren O'Shea over the left field fence.
  • Tufts evened the game on an RBI double in the fifth by Emma Della Volpe, followed by Siciliano's two-run shot.

By the Numbers

  • Jumbos pitcher Kristi Van Meter pitched a complete game, allowing four hits and one run with six strikeouts.
  • Hoadley allowed four hits and three runs with a pair of walks in six innings.
  • Claire McCarthy was the only player on either team to record multiple hits, as each team tallied four total.

Up Next

  • The two teams square off again tomorrow at noon.