Bowdoin Takes Two From Middlebury

April 11, 2010

Bowdoin completed a three-game sweep of Middlebury, earning 21-6 and 14-13 victories over the Panthers (5-11) on Forbes Field Sunday afternoon. The Polar Bears improve to 19-5 on the season, with 10 wins in their last 12 games.

Bowdoin scored their highest run total in over four years in their game one victory, as they scored 17 runs in the first four innings en route to the 21-6 win. Kevin Zikaras led the Polar Bear attack with three hits and six RBI while Brendan Garner had three hits, including a pair of doubles, three RBI, three runs scored and three stolen bases. Brett Gorman reached base four times and scored four runs in support of starter Oliver Van Zant (5-0), who tossed five innings and struck out five, allowing two earned runs.

Erich Enns had a team-high three hits, including a double, and two runs scored for the Panthers. Middlebury starter John Wiet was chased after 1.2 innings and seven earned runs, falling to 0-2 on the season.

Trailing 4-3 in game two, Middlebury struck for seven runs in the fifth behind six hits, while leaving the bases loaded. SAC flies from Enns and Tyler Wark, an RBI single from Thomas Driscoll and a two-run single through the left side by Peter Baumann sparked the inning.

Bowdoin trailed 10-4 in the seventh, before striking for a seven-run inning of their own. Two-run doubles by Tim Welch and Adam Marquit were the big blows for the Polar Bears, as they took an 11-10 lead.

Middlebury tied the game in the bottom of the inning, before Bowdoin struck for three in the ninth, behind a two-run double to right center by Gorman. Middlebury trailed by three heading into the bottom of ninth, when Driscoll plated pinch runner Will Baine, before Andrew Lind scored on a wild pitch. The Panthers had a runner at third with one out, but were unable to tie the game.

Eric Chenelle picked up his first win of the season with one inning of scoreless relief, while Joe Comizio notched his second save. Michael Joseph suffered his first loss of the year for Middlebury, striking out six over 2.2 innings, allowing three runs.

Gorman went 5-6 in the game with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI. Four other Bowdoin players had multiple hits, including Welch, who went 2-3 with a double and two RBI.

Driscoll led the Panthers with four hits in five at-bats, including a double, triple and three RBI. Baumann was 2-5 with three RBI, while Enns and Thomas Rafferty each had a pair of hits and two runs scored.

Game 1 box - Game 2 box