The softball team swept Colby 5-0, 7-1 and 8-0 over the weekend, increasing its winning streak to five games overall and six games against conference rivals. The weekend was historic for the team, as Melissa DellaTorre' 14, Caroline Dewar '12, Gen Barlow '13 and Hillary Smyth '12 all broke school records.

DellaTorre collected her 14th win of the season in game one, establishing a new single-season record for wins by a Bowdoin pitcher. On the year, she has a 1.99 ERA with 121 strikeouts and just 32 walks in 123.1 innings pitched.

"She is very focused and competes every inning she is on the mound," said Head Coach Ryan Sullivan of DellaTorre.

Outfielder Dewar went 4-for-10 against Colby over the weekend to tie Bowdoin's career hits record at 158, and is batting .368 with 43 hits this season.

"Caroline has put together a great career and really has been a table setter for our offense," said Sullivan.

Barlow, meanwhile, hit two home runs on Saturday to tie the school's single season record with seven. Barlow is batting .431 with 42 RBIs and 42 runs scored—both tops in the NESCAC—as well as 47 hits in 109 at-bats.

"Gen's bat has been consistent all year and very productive at the plate," said Sullivan.

With two steals over the weekend, outfielder Smyth broke both the all-time and single season stolen base records. She has successfully stolen 25 bases this season and was caught stealing only twice.

"Her speed is an added dimension to our offense," said Sullivan.

The team stands at a 25-10 overall record and looks forward to the playoffs.

"We are also at the point of the year where the players know what is at stake," said Sullivan. "We are playing pretty well right now, and know who we are as a team."

Besides a rescheduled doubleheader against the University of New England yesterday—the results of which were not yet available when the Orient went to press—Bowdoin's only remaining regular-season games are its three against Bates this weekend, which will determine the team's playoff spot. As long as they win one of the three games, the Polar Bears will head to the playoffs as the second seed from the East Division.

"Bates is a very good team and the series has a lot riding on it for both teams, so it will be competitive for sure," said Sullivan.

-Compiled by Emery Ahoua.