After back-to-back losses to St. Joseph's, the last thing the Bowdoin Baseball Team wanted to do was extra running. However, upon returning to Bowdoin, the Bears headed straight to Farley Field House and proceeded to run two timed miles and 20 sprints before finally being set free to crash into their beds.

The two games, which ended with final scores of 12-3 and 10-0, respectively, certainly were not the highlights of the baseball team's season. Bowdoin had six errors over the course of the two games and could muster only 11 hits across the 16 innings.

"We weren't able to execute anything beyond the most basic plays, and even then sometimes we were messing up," said Simon Fischweicher '11.

First baseman Danny Hicks '11 agreed with his teammate.

"We weren't making plays you could see being made down at Brunswick Little League," Hicks said.

Pitcher Joe Pace '10 started the first game, but lasted only three innings. Steve Hall '10 did slightly better in starting the second game, giving up three earned runs over four-and-a-third innings.

The Polar Bear hitters were unable to mount any offensive against the Monks pitchers.

"It looks like no one is trying to adjust at the plate," Hicks said.

Earlier in the week, however, there was better news for the team. The Bears were supposed to play three games against Colby, but due to weather conditions had to move the games south to Tufts. Bowdoin completely controlled both games, winning 9-0 and 9-3. The third game will be rescheduled for later in the season at Bowdoin.

The first game featured Carter Butland '10 throwing a complete game shutout, while the second game saw the combined success of Ryan Turgeon '08, Ben Higgins '11, Luke Potter '10, and Pat Driscoll '08.

"At Colby the pitchers came out and pitched great," Fischweicher said. "First game we pretty much just came out and showed them we were the better team."

"It was good that we did that after the Trinity series. It was just really good to see the team hitting again, and that's why it was so disappointing when we didn't hit [on Tuesday]," Fischweicher added.

This weekend the Bears will play their first home game when Tufts (11-7, 2-1 NESCAC) comes to visit for three conference games.

"After the way we practiced today I feel like we can really turn things around against Tufts this weekend," Fischweicher said.