Hood returns to lineup with two hits vs. Bowdoin
|Brian Mahoney ’08 makes the play at shortstop Friday at Bowdoin. (Scott Linscott photo)|
BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Bowdoin College baseball team kept their playoff hopes alive with a 6-2 win over Bates on Friday afternoon. The Polar Bears improve to 15-14 (4-5 NESCAC East) while the Bobcats dip to 8-18 this season (2-8 NESCAC East). The teams will play a twinbill in Lewiston on Saturday beginning at noon.
The Bobcats plated a pair of runs in the third with two outs. Senior Brian Mahoney (Sudbury, Mass.) rolled an RBI base hit up the middle that scored senior Denis Hogan (Franklin, Mass.). Senior Erik Hood (Berlin, N.H.), seeing his first action in a week after aggravating a muscle strain against UMaine-Farmington, knocked home Mahoney later in the frame to give Bates a 2-0 lead. That would be all the Bobcats mustered against Bowdoin’s Carter Butland (3-3), who spun a complete game and held Bates scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Bowdoin bounced back in the bottom of the third, loading the bases for Joe Berte with two away. Berte launched an offering from first-year starter Ryan Heide (Medfield, Mass.) over the right-field wall for his fourth home run of the season, giving the hosts a 4-2 lead. The Polar Bears added single runs in the sixth and eighth to seal the win.
Reid Auger and Brendan Garner each had two hits for Bowdoin. Butland scattered nine hits and struck out five batters in the win. Heide allowed five runs over 6.1 innings in the loss. Hood, Hogan and senior Brian Buckley (Andover, Mass.) had two hits apiece for Bates.
Listen to Saturday’s Doubleheader vs. Bowdoin
Bates College has partnered with Teamline to make live play-by-play of selected Bobcat athletic events, including Saturday’s baseball doubleheader against Bowdoin (starting at 12 p.m.). Making the call from Leahey Field will be Joe Doody ’11.
There are two simple ways to listen in on the play-by-play:
- Free via the Internet. Simply follow this link or click on the Teamline logo above.
- Via any telephone for $5 per game. To access the game via any phone just dial (216) 502-3200. Enter team code 0424 when prompted. Long distance charges may apply, depending on your particular long distance plan or provider.
NOTE: Bookmark Teamline’s Bates webcast page to listen to future broadcasts as well as archived broadcasts of Bates basketball and football games from earlier this year.