After dealing rival Trinity its only loss in 12 games on Friday, the baseball team lost both games in Saturday's doubleheader and Tuesday's non-conference game against Husson. Bowdoin (15-11, 3-3 NESCAC) maintained second place in the NESCAC East division while allowing Trinity to clinch a spot in next month's playoffs.
On Friday, the Polar Bears shot ahead to 11-1 by the fifth inning but struggled to hold off Trinity's batters, who scored in every subsequent inning to bring the final score to 12-11 in the ninth. Christian Martin '14 struck out six batters before Jay Loughlin '14 relieved him in the fifth inning.
Ian Edwards '12, relieving Henry Van Zant '15 in the ninth inning, allowed a home run and a single, but struck out three batters to save the game. Edwards became Bowdoin's all-time saves leader with the 12th of his career.
Catcher Dan Findley '13 got on base in all six of his plate appearances and collected eight hits in the team's four games. He leads Bowdoin with a .398 batting average and is enjoying a seven-game hitting streak.
Bowdoin started strongly against Trinity in the first game on Saturday, but a six-run collapse in the bottom of the third gave the Bantams a 6-2 lead. Even though the Polar Bears prevented Trinity from scoring again, committed no errors and had six hits in the next four frames, they were unable to overcome the deficit.
In the second game, Bowdoin suffered a seven-inning scoring drought, which was quenched with runs in the seventh and eighth innings, bringing the team within three runs of tying.
Against Husson on Tuesday, Erik Jacobsen '15 pitched five scoreless innings before allowing two runs in the sixth. Bowdoin stayed within one run until the eighth, when Husson scored four times to put the game out of reach.
The team looks ahead to a tough home weekend, starting with three games against Colby and two against Roger Williams.
-Compiled by Ron Cervantes.