In the softball team’s first conference series of the year—its first three games back in the Northeast after a spring training trip to Florida—Bowdoin went 2-1, outscoring Trinity 15-7 last weekend.

Bowdoin lost a 1-0 pitcher’s duel on Friday despite letting up just one hit. Melissa DellaTorre ’14 pitched a one-hitter and surrendered a single unearned run—caused by an error on Dimitria Spathakis ’16—while striking out two and walking none on the day.

On Saturday Bowdoin’s offense finally asserted itself, as the Polar Bears swept the doubleheader by scores of 6-5 and 9-1.

Captain Gen Barlow ’13—who broke Bowdoin all-time record for runs scored earlier this year—opened the scoring in the top of the first inning with a two-run home run. Two innings later, captain Toni DaCampo ’13 hit a solo shot and Katie Gately ’16 hit a two-run homer of her own. Starter Julia Geaumont ’16 pitched a strong game with six innings of one-run ball, earning her fifth win of the year in the process.

The second Saturday matchup featured a complete game four-hitter by DellaTorre, and 14 total hits by the Polar Bears. DaCampo and Geaumont led the way with three hits apiece, while Gately added her second home run of the day.

A game against Thomas College scheduled for Monday was postponed, and will be rescheduled for some point later in the season.
Bowdoin (13-6, 2-1 NESCAC) now sits at second place in the NESCAC East Division behind Tufts (17-2, 3-0 NESCAC). The Polar Bears will play three home games against the Jumbos this weekend before heading to the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday for a doubleheader.