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
· 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.
· 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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