CLERMONT, Calif. – The Bowdoin softball team split a Thursday doubleheader, defeating Calvin 7-4 before falling 9-4 against Geneseo.
The Polar Bears head into their final day of spring break action with a 10-4 record. The Knights of Calvin are 7-3, while the Geneseo Knights are 8-2.
Game One Highlights
- Bowdoin took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second off back-to-back solo homeruns from Samantha Valdivia and Maddie Rouhana.
- The Knights scored in the bottom of the third to make the game 2-1 off an RBI single.
- A bases loaded walk in the fifth tied the game for Calvin, and the Knights took their first lead on a bases loaded single to left.
- The Polar Bears responded with four runs in the sixth inning. Allison Rutz tagged bases loaded single to even the game and Caroline Sablone hit a two-run single.
- Katelyn Cox added another RBI single to round out the inning.
- The Knights responded in the bottom half of the inning, making it 6-4, but Caroline Rice added an insurance solo homer in the seventh.
- Kate Hoadley started the game, striking out two and walking two, with six hits allowed.
- Ruby Siltanen worked 1.1 innings with three hits and as many K's.
- Samantha Roy closed out the game and allowed one hit.
- Sablone went 2-for-3 at the plate.
Game Two Highlights
- Geneseo took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second off a solo homerun to left.
- The Polar Bears went ahead 4-1 in the fourth. Rouhana, Karlye Pallotta, and Siltanen all drove in runs. Rutz also tagged an RBI double.
- The remainder of the game's offense came from the Knights who scored four runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.
- Roy suffered the loss in the circle with 4.1 innings of work and five runs allowed. Roy struck out two and walked four.
- Rutz pitched .2 innings and allowed three hits.
- Hoadley pitched one inning.
- Valdivia and Rutz both recorded a pair of doubles.
- Siltanen and Pallotta each had a stolen base.
- Valdivia, Pallotta, and Rutz all went 2-for-4.
- The Polar Bears conclude their Florida series with games against St. Olaf and Ramapo on Friday.