Softball Completes Sweep of Bates to Earn Second Seed in NESCAC East

Ruby Siltanen was stellar in the circle and at the plate, with two RBI and only one run allowed in eight innings
Ruby Siltanen was stellar in the circle and at the plate, with two RBI and only one run allowed in eight innings

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin softball team locked up the second seed in the NESCAC East standings following a 5-1 win over Bates to close out the regular season.

The Polar Bears are 26-10 (8-4 NESCAC) after sweeping the three-game series against the Bobcats (14-20, 5-7 NESCAC). 

Game Highlights

  • The Bobcats scored first in each of the three games during the weekend, including Sunday's third inning RBI single. Janell Sato singled up the middle to plate Caroline Bass for a 1-0 lead.
  • Bowdoin responded in the fifth inning as Katelyn Cox singled up the middle to plate Caroline Sablone.
  • It took eight innings to decide a winner, with Bowdoin scoring four runs in the eighth to knotch the win. Ruby Siltanen had a two-run double to left to break the deadlock.
  • Sablone drove in Siltanen and Cox later plated Sablone.

By the Numbers

  • Siltanen pitched all eight innings and allowed seven hits with five strikeouts.
  • Payton Buxton allowed 14 hits and five runs.
  • Kasey Cunningham joined Cox with a stolen base.
  • Karlye Pallotta went 2-for-5. Allison Rutz went 3-for-4, while both Siltanen and Sablone were 2-for-4.
  • Bass and Sato were both 2-for-4 for Bates.

Up Next

  • The second-seeded Polar Bears will play against the third-seeded NESCAC West Amherst team at noon on Saturday. All playoff games are being played at Tufts.