Spring Cleaning: Baseball sweeps Bobcats and clinches NESCAC tournament seed
Over the last week and a half, the Bowdoin Baseball Team strung together an impressive?and timely?five-game winning streak. The Bears followed up a victory over Husson with three big wins against Bates over the weekend and a confident 5-1 win against the University of Southern Maine?formerly a top-20-ranked squad. With their sweep of Bates, the Polar Bears clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Division for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament?their third consecutive appearance in the tourney.
Hit batsman seals deal for Polar Bear baseball
The baseball team continued its up-and-down play last week, splitting a weekend series with Wesleyan, beating Brandeis and Husson, but losing to St. Joseph's. The Bears played host to Wesleyan for a doubleheader on what turned out to be a sunny Saturday afternoon. Bowdoin played very well in the first game, capitalizing on a five-run fifth inning that led to an 8-5 victory. The Bears were white hot at the plate, with four different players?Joe Berte '09, Jon Koperniak '09, Reid Auger '10, and John Lawrie '07?contributing two hits each.
Jumbos take two of three from Bowdoin baseball
Bowdoin baseball had a rough weekend in Medford, Massachusetts, losing two out of three hard-fought games to the Tufts Jumbos. The losses drop Bowdoin to 10-10 on the year, and 5-3 in the NESCAC East.
Baseball searching for consistency
The Bowdoin Baseball Team continued its frustrating up-and-down play this week. Fortunately for the Bears, at least this week there were more ups than downs as they prevailed in both games of a Saturday doubleheader against Colby, then dropped a tough game to Thomas College on Wednesday.
Green baseball team working to find stride
The Bowdoin Baseball Team has a different look this year. Gone are the dominant senior pitchers who led the Bears to their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance last season. This year's version will rely on senior leadership at the plate and a green crop of first-year hurlers. At 7-7, the young squad is off to a fairly solid start?and with a decent spring trip and two quality wins over a great Trinity team, the Bears' .500 record is perhaps even more solid than initially thought.
Mules stop baseball
The Mules kicked Bowdoin's 16-game winning streak to the curb yesterday, squeaking out a 3-2 win in Waterville. Although the defeat was disappointing, the Bears racked up three decisive victories against Bates over the weekend. The three victories added to Bowdoin's ever-growing list of strong performances this season.
Baseball goes on tear
The Bowdoin Baseball Team has been on a tear with a bunch of players chasing hard-to-break school records. The Bears extended their winning streak over the weekend with an 11-1 victory over Roger Williams and two wins against Wesleyan, 10-3 and 15-6. The Bears came home for a game against St. Joseph's, finishing with a tie in the ninth inning after the game was called because of darkness. On Wednesday, the Bears returned to the diamond to defeat Husson, 8-4, winding up another week of strong performance.
Baseball cleans up foes
The Bowdoin Baseball Team extended its winning streak to eight games, with wins over Colby and Brandeis. The Bears defeated Colby on the weekend and went on to take down Brandeis over Tuesday. The hometown nine defeated the Mules 11-3 on Friday in Waterville. The Bears returned home to beat Colby in a doubleheader 12-1 and 8-3 on Saturday.
Baseball strikes out Tufts in home series
Brunswick, Maine, became broom city over the weekend, as the Bowdoin Baseball Team swept Tufts in a three-game series. Tufts, which came into the weekend ranked ninth in the latest national DIII poll, left Brunswick looking up at a Bowdoin team that had improved to first place in the NESCAC. Bowdoin played brilliantly in the three games, beating Tufts 3-2 and 3-1 on Saturday, and 4-3 on Sunday. The Bears finished up their home stand with a 7-5 win over Thomas College on Tuesday.
Baseball struggles after Spring Break trip to Florida
Although the Bowdoin College Baseball Team had a great start in Florida, the team has hit a rough patch of late. The squad faced a very tough Trinity Bantams team in Hartford, Connecticut, over the weekend of March 31, dropping two out of three to the Bantams, 8-0 and 5-1, respectively.
Baseball cleans up at Port Charlotte
Spring Break was good to the Bowdoin Baseball Team. It spent the vacation in Port Charlotte, Florida, focused on winning baseball games ?and that is exactly what the Polar Bears did. Bowdoin went 8-2 over the break, making it one of the most successful Florida trips in team history. The team's play was characterized by stellar offensive numbers and several strong pitching performances.
Women?s hockey advances to semifinals
The Bowdoin Women's Ice Hockey Team edged out the Connecticut College Camels 2-1 in the first round of the NESCAC tournament this past Saturday. The Polar Bears (16-8-1) will continue on to the semifinals against third-seeded Williams on Saturday at Middlebury, while the 6-13-4 Camels head home and look toward next season.