|Date and Time:||04/26/2008, 12:00PM|
|Opponent:||at Bates (Game 1)|
LEWISTON, Maine - Matt Ruane hit two home runs and K.J. Kozens hit another as Bowdoin College won 16-7 to split a NESCAC East Division doubleheader at Bates College on Saturday and take the rubber game in the teams' three-game weekend series.
Bates (9-20, 3-10 NESCAC East) won Game 1 10-6 and, combined with a Tufts win over Colby in Medford, eliminated Bowdoin from NESCAC postseason contention.
Ruane, Kevin Zikaras and Adam Marquit were all 3-6 in Game 2, with Ruane and Zikaras driving in three runs apiece. Steve Hall pitched seven innings in relief of Joe Pace to earn the win, raising his record to 3-2 this season.
Bowdoin rapped out 18 hits off of five Bates pitchers, with seven hitters all coming up with multiple-hit games. Bates first-year starter Alex Gallant (1-3) took the loss, while first-year Gordy Webb hit his first collegiate home run.
In Game 1, Bowdoin erased a 5-0 Bates lead after three innings with three in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the top of the sixth to take a 6-5 lead. Bates answered with five runs in the bottom of the sixth off of Bowdoin relievers Ryan Turgeon (2-3) and Ben Higgins. Bates righthander Chuck Murphy-Romboletti shut out the Polar Bears in the final two innings to earn his first win of the season (1-1).Reid Auger (3-5) and Pat Duchette both homered in the losing cause for Bowdoin. Pat Driscoll started and was chased after three innings.
Alex Egelson was 3-3 for Bates and Denis Hogan was 2-3 with two runs and an RBI. Bates captains Rob Patton and Alex Maulucci were both 2-4 with a pair of RBIs.