Baseball team pounds Husson
The Polar Bears recovered from a rough weekend with a solid victory over
Husson yesterday afternoon. The Bears defeated the Braves by a count of
17-3. Last weekend the Tufts Jumbos swept a three game series from the
Bears. The losses to the Jumbos came on the heels of another disappointing
weekend as the Bears lost two of three to Colby on April 5 and 6. The
two weekend series' were sandwiched around a win over Southern Maine.
Chris Davidson ('03) supplied the muscle against Husson belting two homeruns on the afternoon. His first came in the bottom of the second, the two-run shot put the Bears up 2-1. Before the inning ended Bowdoin had touched the plate three more times to take a 5-1 lead from which they wouldn't look back. Davidson put up his second shot to lead off the seventh; he would finish the day 3-4 with three RBI's and a stolen base.
Davidson wasn't the only Polar Bear with multiple hits, Bowdoin had 20
as a team; most notably Kevin Bougie ('04) went 4-6 and drove in three
Connolly called yesterday's game a step in the right direction, "We
need to keep working hard every day, in practice and in games to keep
improving ourselves. We have a dedicated group of guys who realize that
improvement does not just happen, you have to make it happen."
The win over Husson brings Bowdoin's record to 10-13; unfortunately the
Bears conference record stands at a paltry 1-8. 9-5 against non-conference
opponents, including always tough USM, the Bears have suffered against
the stronger competition of the NESCAC and sit in last place in the Eastern
Conference. With only three conference games left, a weekend series with
Bates, the Bears have very little chance of reaching the postseason.
Bowdoin takes to the diamond again this afternoon as the Endicott nine come to Brunswick. On Saturday afternoon the Bears will play two with the Williams Ephs, in a non-conference match-up of NESCAC foes. So enjoy the spring weather and come on out to cheer on the Bears.