|Date and Time:||04/25/2008, 3:00PM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College baseball team kept their playoff hopes alive with a 6-2 win over Bates on Friday afternoon. The Polar Bears improve to 15-14 (4-5 NESCAC) while the Bobcats dip to 8-18 this season (2-8). The teams will play a twinbill in Lewiston on Saturday beginning at noon.
The Bobcats plated a pair of runs in the third with two outs. Brian Mahoney rolled an RBI base hit up the middle that scored Denis Hogan. Erik Hood knocked home Mahoney later in the frame to give Bates a 2-0 lead. That would be all the Bobcats could muster against Bowdoin's Carter Butland (3-3), who spun a complete-game and held Bates scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Bowdoin bounced back in the bottom of the third, loading the bases for Joe Berte with two away. Berte launched an offering over the right-field wall for his fourth home run of the season, giving the hosts a 4-2 lead. The Polar Bears added single runs in the sixth and eighth to seal the win.
Reid Auger and Brendan Garner each had two hits for Bowdoin. Butland scattered nine hits and struck out five batters in the win. Hood, Hogan and Brian Buckley had two hits apiece for Bates.