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Bobcats of the week of April 27, 2009

Candido Bousquet '12
Bates first-year Candido Bousquet(Colombo, Sri Lanka) displayed terrific versatility Saturday at the NESCAC Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Connecticut College, and was one of the Bobcats' keys to nipping Tufts for second place at the meet by half a point.Bousquet competed in four events on the day and scored a combined 13 points points for the Bobcats in three of them. He placed third in the long jump (22-01.75), third in the discus throw (139-06) and eighth in the shot put (42-00.50). Bousquet was also 13th in the hammer throw (130-04). Every point counted for the Bobcats, who scored 116.5 points, just ahead of Tufts (116) for their highest team finish since 2004.

Bousquet earned NESCAC All-Conference honors in both the long jump and the discus throw for placing among the top three, and was also a strong candidate to claim Most Outstanding Rookie Performer honors.

Leah Maciejewski '12
Bates first-year catcherLeah Maciejewski(Tewksbury, Mass.) capped a terrific game in dramatic fashion Saturday against Trinity, doubling down the left-field line to score Karen Ullmannwith the game-winning run in the 11th inning for a 9-8 Bates victory. The win clinched second place in the NESCAC East Division and the Bobcats' first berth in the four-team field of the NESCAC Softball Championship, in the tournament's ninth year of existence.The double made Maciejewski 3-for-6 on the day with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBIs. She also singled and scored in the seventh inning, when Bates came back from an 8-5 deficit to tie the game at 8-8 and send the game into extra innings.

Maciejewski finished the weekend leading the Bobcats in batting average at .356 and in runs scored at 12.