Friday, April 22, 2011

Softball: Bowdoin silences Bates

Bowdoin first-year Casey Correa blasted two home runs to lead the Polar Bear softball team to a 4-1 victory at Bates on Friday afternoon. The win improves Bowdoin to 18-14 (7-3 NESCAC East) while the Bobcats fall to 7-10 (1-6 NESCAC East). The teams will attempt to play a doubleheader in Brunswick on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Correa had three of Bowdoin's five hits in the victory as the Polar Bears got another stellar showing from first-year Melissa DellaTorre, who tossed a complete game, allowing just four hits and one earned run while striking out eight.

Following a run-scoring double by Gen Barlow that gave Bowdoin a 1-0 lead in the second inning, Correa hit her first home collegiate home run over the fence in right field to give the Polar Bears a 3-0 advantage. Bates was able to get one back on a run-scoring single by Leah Maciejewski in the bottom of the second, but that would prove to be all that DellaTorre would permit as the first retired retired 11 of Bates' final 12 hitters. Correa sealed the victory with a solo home run in the seventh.

Caroline Gattuso took the loss for Bates after allowing five hits and striking out six. AnnaMarie Martino had two of Bates' four hits.




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