Bobcats of the week of May 10, 2010

Noah Lynd '11
Bates junior Noah Lynd(Meriden, N.H.) finished his incredible 2010 baseball campaign with an appropriately stunning final three games of the season last week. As Bates finished the season at a robust 25-11 following a doubleheader sweep over Fisher College on Tuesday and an 11-9 loss at the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday, Lynd hit .455 (5-for-11) and clouted four home runs, pushing the single-season team record he already owned to an amazing 15 round-trippers. Lynd homered in both games against Fisher, then finished the season with two home runs against USM. He drove in nine runs in the three games and posted an astronomical 1.636 slugging percentage on the week.Lynd led the NESCAC in homers for the season and tied for fourth in all of Division III in home runs per game, at 0.44. His final slugging percentage of .912 not only set another team record, but also ranked him sixth in Division III.

The junior first baseman, pitcher and designated hitter stood out among the many team record-breakers on the Bobcats this season, setting new club marks in homers, slugging, runs batted in (44), extra-base hits (28) and total bases (103).

Kristen Finn '12
The Bates College softball team ended an otherwise tough season on a happy note last Tuesday, sweeping Fisher College in a pair of five-inning, mercy-rule wins behind stellar pitching, including a no-hitter by sophomoreKristen Finnin Game 1.Finn (Winthrop, Mass.) endured a tough follow-up this season to her strong rookie season in 2009, finishing 3-12 as one of two pitchers on the Bobcats' roster, along with first-year Caroline Gattuso (North Reading, Mass.). But in her final outing she allowed the Falcons just one unearned run on four walks and two hit batsmen while striking out a season-high eight batters, helping Bates crush the Falcons by an 11-1 score. Only once did Fisher manage to hit the ball beyond the Bobcat infield, a fly ball to left field.

It is already the second no-hitter in Finn's career. On April 5, 2009, she notched her first "no-no" in a 10-0, five-inning win over UMaine-Farmington.