Mary Caron: 2017 Academic All-American

Late Inning Rallies Doom Huskies Against Bowdoin

USM will look to bounce back in LEC action against UMass Dartmouth
USM will look to bounce back in LEC action against UMass Dartmouth

Courtesy of Bowdoin College Sports Information


BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin softball team mounted two successful rallies against the University of Southern Maine to take a 5-4 victory in game one and force a 5-5 tie in game two. 

 The Polar Bears (13-9-2) scored three runs in the final inning of both games to deny the Huskies (14-7-1) a win .


Game One Highlights

·      Southern Maine scored early as a bases-loaded Shelby Obert walk pushed Mary Caron across the plate in the top of the first.

·      Bowdoin responded with a pair in the bottom half of the inning. Ali Miller stole third and advanced home on a misthrow by the catcher. Emma Stevens scored shortly after as Claire McCarthy put the ball in play.

·      Courtney Davis came home in the top of the third to even the game with Shelby Obert taking first a bases loaded hit by a pitch.

·      Taylor Lux gave the Huskies the lead in the fourth with an RBI triple and Davis added to the tally with an RBI single to right in the sixth.

·      Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the seventh, McCarthy sparked a two-out rally with a double that drove in Jordan Gowdy. Samantha Valdivia tagged a walk-off single that drove a pair of runs for the 5-4 victory.

·      Sammi Goode allowed six hits with as many strikeouts in the circle for USM.

·      Julia Geaumont allowed seven hits in as many innings of work with six strikeouts.


Game Two Highlights

·      The Huskies jumped out to a two-run lead in the top of the first, beginning with an RBI by Danni Humphry. Brooke Cross drove in a run on the following play off a single.

·      The Polar Bears tied the game in the bottom of the third, beginning with a sacrifice fly to center off the bat of Miller. Caroline Rice followed with an RBI double.

·      Southern Maine put three runs up in the fifth before Bowdoin could force the final out. Davis tallied an RBI single and Obert again earned the bases-loaded walk to push across another run. The Huskies final run came as Ally Pillar chopped a shot to first that was misplayed, allowing the run to score.

·      With light fading, Gowdy and Miller tallied back-to-back singles to put runners on first and second. Rice and Geaumont hit consecutive doubles to tie the game, with Rice driving in one run and Geaumont a pair.

·      The game was called after the fifth inning due to darkness.

·      Emily Griffin pitched all five innings for Bowdoin while allowing seven hits with four strikeouts.

·      Katelyn Tucker started the game for USM and went four innings with seven hits and a K. Amber Kelly pitched one complete inning, allowing two hits.


Up Next

·      USM hosts UMass-Dartmouth in a conference doubleheader on Saturdaybeginning at 1:00 p.m. 

·      Bowdoin travels to Colby to open its NESCAC series against the Mules of Friday at 4:00 p.m.

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