|Date and Time:||04/21/2008, 4:30PM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College softball team rapped out 13 hits en route to a 7-3 win over Bates on Monday afternoon. Despite being eliminated from a playoff berth, the Polar Bears (21-8, 4-5 NESCAC) take the season series from Bates (5-17, 2-7) and will round our their conference schedule this Friday with a home doubleheader against Colby.
Kaitee Daley got the Bowdoin offense going in the first inning with a bunt hit, a stolen base and a move to third on a sacrifice bunt. She scored on a throwing error later in the inning to give the hosts a 1-0 lead. Leah Citrin tied the score with an RBI single for Bates in the top of the third before a Bowdoin rally in the bottom of the frame pushed the Polar Bears ahead for good.
A Lauren Coven triple scored Daley from first before Molly Nestor doubled to score Coven. Alison Coleman hit a line-drive up the middle that deflected off the leg of Sarah Cullen (3-5) and into the outfield, chasing the freshman pitcher from the game and scoring Nestor to give Bowdoin a 4-1 edge. Nestor lashed a two-run single that capped a three-run sixth for the Polar Bears that pushed the lead to 7-2. A seventh-inning home run to left by Bates' Stacia Saniuk closed out the scoring.
Karen Reni (11-3) twirled a complete game, allowing just two earned runs while striking out nine. Daley and Emma Powers led Bowdoin with three hits apiece. Jean McIntyre led the Bobcats with three hits.