Polar Bears Sweep Monks in Non-Conference Action

Polar Bears Sweep Monks in Non-Conference Action

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin softball team extended its win-streak eight games with a pair of victories over visiting Saint Joseph's College on Tuesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (21-10) earned a 6-2 victory in game one and pinned a 15-1 setback on the Monks (10-13) in game two.

Game One Highlights

  • The Monks quickly went ahead 1-0 in the top of the first as Meghan Elliott doubled down the left field line for an RBI.
  • Ruby Siltanen evened the score for Bowdoin with a solo homer in the second.
  • The Polar Bears had their first lead of the day as Andrea Dorsa doubled to center in the fourth to plate Natasha Fingar.
  • Saint Joseph's knotted the game at 2-2 in the top of the fifth off an RBI double to right from Melodie Bailey.
  • Allison Rutz scored on a passed ball in the bottom half of the inning to give Bowdoin the lead.
  • Rutz later tagged a two-run single in the sixth. Caroline Rice drove in Rutz with a double to center.
  • Rutz and Siltanen both went 2-for-3. Rice went 3-for-3 and Samantha Valdivia was 2-for-4.
  • Meghan Elliott was the lone Monk with multiple hits, going 2-for-4.
  • Madisyn Charest, Maizie Lee, Elliott, and Bailey all had doubles.
  • Rutz pitched four innings with six hits allowed and a pair of strikeouts. Samantha Roy pitched the final three innings with two hits and as many strikeouts.
  • Kate Whitney pitched five innings, surrendering seven hits, before Caitlyn King pitched the final inning with four hits allowed.

Game Two Highlights

  • Again, the Monks scored in the first inning. Bailey doubled to left and drove in Charest.
  • Maddie Rouhana gave Bowdoin the lead with a two-run double down the left field line in the bottom half of the inning.
  • Rice and Valdivia both had RBI singles in the second.
  • Bowdoin exploded for 11 runs in the fourth to put the game away. Rice and Rutz each tagged an RBI double and Rouhana had a two-run single.
  • The Polar Bears hit three fourth inning homeruns, beginning with Caroline Sablone's two-run shot to left.
  • Valdivia hit a grand slam and Rutz followed with a solo shot.
  • Siltanen pitched five innings and allowed four hits with five strikeouts.
  • Valdivia had five RBI and Rouhana had four.
  • Bowdoin combined for 16 hits, with every player recording at least one.
  • Charest went 2-for-2 for the Monks and added a stolen base.

Up Next

  • The Monks play a doubleheader on Friday against Simmons at home.
  • Bowdoin host Wesleyan at noon on Saturday for a non-conference matchup.






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