Polar Bears and Huskies Split Softball Series

Maddie Rouhana had three RBI in game two and tagged a double in game one
Maddie Rouhana had three RBI in game two and tagged a double in game one

GORHAM, Maine – The Bowdoin softball team split its Thursday night doubleheader at USM, falling 3-1 in the opener before rebounding with a 9-4 win in game two.

The Polar Bears head home with a 14-10 record. The Huskies are 12-9.

Game One Highlights

  • The Polar Bears and Huskies remained scoreless until the hosts plated a run in the bottom of the third. Kaitlyn Nelson reached first on a fielding error and stole second to put herself into scoring position. Brooke Cross followed up with an RBI double down the leftfield line.
  • Maddie Rouhana hit a leadoff double to left center to begin the fifth and Ruby Siltanen drove her home, singling through the left side.
  • Kayleigh Bohan blasted a two-run homer in the sixth to give USM the 3-1 lead.
  • Siltanen suffered the loss in the circle with three hits allowed, while fanning eight.
  • Kasey Cunningham, Samantha Valdivia, Rouhana, and Siltanen all had hits in the game.
  • Cunningham had a stolen base.
  • Madison Greene pitched all seven innings for USM and allowed four hits while striking out one.

Game Two Highlights

  • Bowdoin went up 1-0 in the top of the fourth. With runners on second and third, Natasha Fingar sent a sacrifice fly to center to give Bowdoin the lead.
  • USM tied the game in the bottom half of the inning. Brynn Hink led off the inning with a double and came around to score on Kayleigh Boan's single to center.
  • The Polar Bears regained the lead with a four run fifth inning. Andrea Dorsa started the scoring off a wild pitch.
  • Rouhana cranked a single through the left side to drive in two runs and Valdivia recorded an RBI groundout before the Huskies could retire the side.
  • Southern Maine chipped away at the deficit with an RBI single up the middle by Hannah Kenney, followed by a two-run single from Alexis Brown.
  • The Polar Bears continued to score in the sixth inning as Caroline Rice tagged a bases loaded two-run single to left and Rouhana had an RBI single. Cunningham scored on a wild pitch.
  • Samantha Roy retired the side in order to close out the ninth inning, fanning a pair in the process.
  • Kate Hoadley pitched the first five innings and allowed five hits with as many strikeouts.
  • Roy pitched the final two innings, fanning three and allowing no hits.
  • Cunningham and Dorsa both went 3-for-4 at the top of the lineup. The duo and Rouhana all had a stolen base.
  • Rouhana led the way with three RBI off two hits.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears play at Colby on Friday at 4:00 p.m. The game was moved to Waterville due to field conditions in Brunswick.