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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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at www.sjcme.edu.