|Amherst College||Bowdoin College|
WATERVILLE, Maine – The Bowdoin College baseball team pulled away late for an 8-4 win over Amherst in a game played at Colby on Friday afternoon.
With the loss, Amherst falls to 17-14 on the season, while Bowdoin improves to 15-17 overall.
Scoreless through the first two innings, both the Mammoths and the Polar Bears got on the board in the third, tallying two runs apiece to deadlock the contest at 2-2.
After giving up a pair of runs in the top of the frame, the Polar Bears evened the score in the bottom of the third, rallying after opening the inning with back-to-back outs. Recording Bowdoin’s third consecutive single following hits by Cody Todesco and Ejazz Jiu, Brandon Lopez powered a line drive to right field to plate Todesco before an error by the Amherst shortstop on a failed pickoff attempt scored Jiu.
Holding the Mammoths scoreless in the fourth, the Polar Bears took their first lead of the outing in the bottom of the inning, as Eric Mah sent a hard hit ball into play to force an Amherst error and score Evann Dumont-LaPointe who led off the inning with a single to short.
The teams traded runs in the sixth and seventh, with Yanni Thanopolous scoring after ripping a leadoff single to center field and Sean Mullaney successfully laying down a sacrifice bunt to plate Jack Wilhoite following his double to deep center.
Amherst notched three straight singles in the eighth to tie the score at 4-4.
The Polar Bears exploded for four runs in the bottom of the inning and held the Mammoths scoreless in the ninth to capture the 8-4 victory. Racking up three hits in the at bat, Sawyer Billings and Wilhoite were the RBI getters for Bowdoin, with each hitter posting a single to plate Bjorn Hansen and Lopez.
Tasked with the start, Brandon Lopez allowed eight hits and three earned runs and fanned three in 7.0 innings,
Colby Lewis (4-3) pitched the final two innings, giving up no hits, no runs and striking out two in the winning effort for Bowdoin.