UMF late-inning letdowns lead to Bowdoin sweep

UMF late-inning letdowns lead to Bowdoin sweep

FARMINGTON, Maine -- Bowdoin College bashed the University of Maine at Farmington 13-5, 9-1 in non-conference softball action today at Prescott Field.

The Beavers (10-14) return to Prescott Field Wednesday as UMF hosts Bates College at 3:30 p.m. The Polar Bears (22-10) are slated to visit Colby College Friday at 4 p.m.

In the opener, Bowdoin broke a  4-4 stalemate with three runs in the sixth and the Beavers came unglued in the seventh as the Polar Bears posted six runs in the frame to take a 13-5 win.

Christine Tovey (Sanford, Maine) singled, doubled and drove in two runs for the Beavers, who received a solo home run from Amy Jones (Augusta, Maine) to knot the game at 4-4. Meaghan Donnell (Rochester, N.H.) and Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, N.H.) were also repeat hitters for UMF.

Emma Vaillancourt (Saco, Maine) went the distance in the loss with 12 hits allowed, five walks and seven strikeouts.

Cielle Collins (New Castle, N.H.) singled three times and drove in three runs to lead Bowdoin, while Hanna Wurgaft (Montclair, N.J.) doubled and tripled and Casey Correa (Stamford, Conn.), Toni DaCampo (Woburn, Mass.) and Amy Hackett (Bangor, Maine) each singled twice. Correa and Wurgaft each had two RBI.

Trisha Thibodeau (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) went 5.1 innings with nine hits allowed, a walk and three strikeouts to earn the win. Melissa DellaTorre (Scarborough, Maine) notched a save with one hit allowed and a pair of punchouts.

In the nightcap, the Polar Bears scored three runs in the fifth to take a 4-1 lead and Gen Barlow (Norwich, Conn.) delivered a grand-slam home run in the sixth to help put away the Beavers for a 9-1 victory.

Mitchell and Tovey each clubbed a double for the Beavers, who scraped together a run on Mitchell scoring on a wild pitch in the second to tie the game at 1-1.

Kaitlyn Bartlett (Chesterville, Maine) took the loss with 13 hits allowed, four free passes and six strikeouts.

Barlow finished with five RBI in the game, while Correa continued her successful afternoon with two singles and a double. Caroline Dewar (Katonah, N.Y.) and Hillary Smyth (Hollis, N.H.) each singled twice in the win.

Nancy Walker (Alexandria, Va.) tossed a three-hitter with three walks and four strikeouts for the Polar Bears, who capped the sweep with a triple play to end the game.