Bobcats of the week of April 26, 2010
|Gordy Webb ’11
Bates junior catcher/designated hitterGordy Webb(Hampden, Maine) delivered the game’s biggest hit in all three wins over the weekend against Colby. On Friday, his two-run double in the eighth lifted Bates to a 3-1 win. On Saturday, his two-run single keyed a five-run seventh inning in a 7-3 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Colby. In Game 2, Webb hit a grand slam in a 7-2 win. Webb also went 2-for-4 with an RBI double at Maine.While Bates went 7-1 on the week — the Bobcats’ only loss was at Division I Maine, where Webb went 2-for-4 with an RBI double – Webb hit .414 (12-for-29), with an on-base percentage of .500 and a slugging percentage of .759, with 12 runs scored and 12 RBIs. On Saturday the Bobcats raised their record to 19-8, breaking the program record for wins in a season, formerly held by the 18-6 1984 team.
Webb’s feats were well-recognized: on Monday he was named NESCAC Baseball Player of the Week, and on Tuesday he also picked up ECAC Division III Co-Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, sharing the award with Kevin Lyons of Westfield State.
|Lauren Dobish ’12
Bates sophomore Lauren Dobish(Chambersburg, Pa.) continued her superb softball season last week, leading Bates to a 2-3 record. The second baseman batted .467 (7-for-15) on the week, including three doubles and her first career home run, scoring six runs and driving in five more with a slugging percentage of .867. She reached base at a .556 clip.Dobish entered this week leading the Bobcats in almost every offensive category this season, hitting .432 with 16 runs scored and 18 RBIs, with an on-base percentage of .462 and a slugging percentage of .622. She ranked sixth in the NESCAC in batting at the start of the week, and led all conference players in doubles per game (0.48).
A three-sport athlete — she is a member of Bates’ women’s soccer and basketball teams — Dobish has shown major improvement in her numbers over last season, when she finished with a .247 average, a .325 slugging percentage and a .284 on-base percentage.