Softball Opens Trinity Series with 4-2 Victory

Jordan Gowdy recorded an RBI single and made several major defensive plays at center.
Jordan Gowdy recorded an RBI single and made several major defensive plays at center.

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin softball team picked up its fifth consecutive NESCAC victory after holding off a late Trinity charge for a 4-2 series opening win.

The Polar Bears climb to 20-7 (5-2 NESCAC), while handing the Bantams (12-7, 3-1 NESCAC) their first conference setback of the year. With the win, Bowdoin reached the 20-win plateau for the 12th consecutive year under coach Ryan Sullivan. The streak is the second-longest of any NESCAC program, second only to Tufts.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin got on the board in the bottom of the first. Lauren O'Shea waited on second after tagging a double to right center and quickly came around to score on a Caroline Rice single.
  • The Polar Bears put up three more runs in the second inning. Capitalizing on several infield misplays, Maddie Rouhana came around to score after a leadoff walk. Jordan Gowdy added an RBI single and Lauren O'Shea sent a sacrifice fly to center.
  • Gowdy made a sliding catch on a Michelle Treglia's falling fly to center, ending the fifth.
  • Trinity mounted a rally with its final at bats as Samantha Witmer led off with a long double to right. Nicole Towner followed up with an RBI double to the same spot.
  • Jenna Thomas came in to pinch it and drove in a final Bantams run with a single to left.
  • The Polar Bears ended the game as a passed ball gave Thomas a window to steal home, only to see Claire McCarthy find Ruby Siltanen for the tag.

By the Numbers

  • Kate Hoadley pitched 6.1 innings for the Polar Bears, allowing five hits with four strikeouts. Siltanen earned the game's final two outs with a strikeout and no hits allowed.
  • Rachael Smith pitched a complete game for Trinity, surrendering six hits while fanning four.
  • O'Shea went 2-for-2 at the plate and was the only batter for either team with multiple hits.

Up Next

  • The two teams return to Pickard Field tomorrow afternoon for a 12:00 p.m. doubleheader.