Bowdoin dropped the last two games in a three-game series against Trinity (12-12 overall, 5-5 NESCAC) last weekend before blowing out Thomas, 10-4, in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday. The results brought Bowdoin’s record to 11-16 on the season, and 3-5 within the NESCAC.
One of the highlights in the Trinity series was senior captain Henry Van Zant’s quality start in the opener. Van Zant did not allow a hit until the sixth inning and completed the game with seven strikeouts. Trinity mounted a rally in the final frame and pushed a run across the plate, but Van Zant retired the final two batters to preserve a 3-1 victory for the Polar Bears. The win improved Van Zant’s record to 5-1 on the year and brought his ERA down to 1.26.
Bowdoin got all the offense it would need for the victory in the first inning with RBI singles from Chad Martin ’16 and Bjorn Hansen ’17. Martin also hit an RBI triple in the third inning to give the Polar Bears a 3-0 lead.
Bowdoin opened up the doubleheader on Saturday with a 1-0 defeat to the Bantams. Pitchers on both teams went for a complete game. Despite the loss, captain Erik Jacobsen ’15 struck out two and gave up four hits with no walks in a stellar outing. The lone run in the game came in the fourth inning when Trinity tallied three consecutive two-out singles.

In the last game of the series, both teams were locked at 2-2 from the third until the final inning. Captain Aaron Rosen ’15 launched a solo home run down the left field line in the third inning to even up the score. It was Rosen’s fourth home run of the year—which ties him with Martin for a team high.
Trinity’s bats came alive in the final frame, and the Bantams crossed the plate four times. Bowdoin got one run back in the bottom half of the inning, as Tom Wells ’15 drove in Martin. 
After losing the conference series at home, Bowdoin won handily against Thomas on Tuesday despite making five errors. Michael Staes ’16 got the start for Bowdoin and struck out seven over five innings while only giving up two runs on two hits.
The Polar Bears took advantage of several wild pitches by the Terriers in the first inning, when they tallied four runs. The Polar Bears scored five more in the fifth, three of which came on a bases-clearing double from Stephen Girolamo ’16. The game was called short in the sixth due to rain, with Bowdoin already ahead by six runs.
The Polar Bears will return to action at home against Colby today at 3 p.m.