WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College baseball team scored eight runs in innings four to six and pulled away for a 10-4 win over Bowdoin College in the second game of a NESCAC East doubleheader on Saturday.
The Polar Bears (14-16 overall, 6-6 NESCAC East) opened up a 10-0 lead in the opening game in taking a 12-3 victory.
Colby (10-22-1, 3-9 NESCAC East) had 14 hits in the second game and received another solid outing from first-year Taimu Ito, who had eight strikeouts and two walks in 5.2 innings of work.
Tyler Mulberry had three hits, drove in a pair of runs, and scored one run for Colby. Ben Coleman and William Wessman each had two hits, one run, and one RBI. George Schmidt scored a pair of runs, had one hit, and one RBI.
Colby Joncas had two hits and two RBI in the second game for the Polar Bears. Sean Mullaney also had two hits, while Brandon Lopez scored two runs and had one hit.
The nightcap was tied 1-1 after two innings. Joncas had an RBI single to right field to bring in Lopez with one run in the top of the first. Wessman doubled and later scored on a wild pitch for the Mules in the second inning.
Colby went ahead for good with a pair of runs in the fourth inning. Wessman had an RBI single to bring in Matt Garcia, while Andrew Sterup later scored from third on a double play.
The Mules scored three runs in the fifth inning to go up 6-1. Mulberry had an RBI single to left to score Schmidt and Sterup had a two-run single to right to bring in Coleman and Mulberry.
Bowdoin loaded the bases in the top of the sixth and had one run. Nick Sadler was hit by a pitch to score Jack Wilhoite. Colby reliever Dan Schoenfeld was able to get out of the jam.
Colby had another three-run inning in the sixth. Ryder Arsenault doubled to lead off and immediately scored on Ryan Quinn’s triple to right field. Schmidt had an RBI single to left field to score Quinn. Mulberry later brought in Schmidt with a single.
The Mules added a lone run in the eighth inning and Bowdoin scored twice in the top of the ninth. Ben Coleman tripled to bring in Matt Mitchell for the Mules. Joncas had an RBI single and Evann Dumont-LaPointe had a sacrifice fly to right field to score the other run.
In the opener, Max Vogel-Freedman pitched a complete game, allowed just four hits, and struck out five.
After Bowdoin loaded the bases with one out in the first inning, Sawyer Billings had a two-run single to left field to bring in Eric Mah and Joncas. Wilhoite doubled to left to score Dumont-Lapointe and Billings for a 4-0 lead. After stealing third base, Wilhoite scored on a sacrifice fly Sean Mullaney.
The Polar Bears added five more runs in the top of the fourth to go up 10-0. Bowdoin again loaded the bases and got another run on a fielder’s choice on a ball hit by Joncas. Dumont-Lapointe walked with the bases loaded to score the seventh run. Billings then had the big hit of the inning, a bases clearing double.
The Mules scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on Mulberry’s two-run double. However, Bowdoin answered with two runs in the top of the fifth on a two-run double from Dumont-Lapointe.
Arsenault had the final run of the game in the fifth inning when he led off with a home run to left field.
Billings had five RBI, two hits, and two runs for the Polar Bears. Ben Suski, Mah, and Wilhoite also had two hits.
Mulberry finished with two hits and two RBI for the Mules.