WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- First-year Sam Berry and junior Kevin Davis led the charge offensively for the Bates baseball team on Sunday, as the Bobcats swept a doubleheader at Williams College, 12-4 and 11-7.
Berry (South Hamilton, Mass.) was 4-for-4 with three doubles and seven RBIs in Game 1, and finished the day 6-for-9 with nine RBIs. Davis (North Andover, Mass.) hit five doubles and scored five runs on the day, smashing Bates' single-season doubles record in the process.
Davis now has 18 doubles out of a total 37 hits on the season -- three more doubles than the previous team record of 15 set by Noah Burke in 2010. His batting average rose to .349 with his 5-for-7 day, and his RBI total of 31 is the most by a Bates player since 2010.
In game one, Bates went through its lineup three times in the first three innings to build an early 10-0 lead. Berry had two-run hits in all three innings, including doubles in the first and second, and Davis also had RBI doubles in the second and third.
Bates junior Brad Reynolds (Lafayette, Colo.) earned the win, going 5.0 innings and giving up no runs on two hits. He walked four and struck out five, raising his record to 2-2 while lowering his earned run average to 2.11. Reynolds is holding opponents to a .204 batting average through 42.2 innings.
Williams starter Steve Marino (1-5) took the loss, giving up eight runs on six hits, while walking six and striking out one.
Berry and Davis combined to go 7-for-7 with six doubles, four runs scored and nine RBIs. First-year Samuel Warren (Norfolk, Va.) was the third Bobcat to have a multi-hit game, going 2-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored.
In game two, the teams traded early runs and were tied, 3-3, after two. Bates broke the game open with a five-run third, and eventually led the game, 11-4. Williams got three runs back, but lost, 11-7.
Bates first-year reliever Mark Cunningham (Canton, Mass.) got the win, moving to 2-0. He went 1.2 innings in relief, surrendering no runs on two hits and striking out three. Williams starter Patrick Blizzard (2-2) took the loss, after giving up eight runs (seven earned) in 3.0 innings.
After collecting 15 hits in the seven-inning Game 1, Bates totaled 16 hits in the nine-inning second game. Four Bobcats had two-RBI games, in Berry, sophomore Mekae Hyde (Lewiston, Maine), sophomore Nate Pajka (Douglas, Mass.), and senior Kevin McGregor (Randolph, N.J.). Seniro Ryan Sonberg (Windsor, Conn.), Davis and sophomore Alex Parker (Lewiston, Maine) each scored two runs. For Williams, Thomas Stephens went 3-5 with two triples and two RBI, and Marco Hernandez was on base four times.
Williams’ season is over, while Bates wraps up its season with a home doubleheader against Saint Joseph’s College of Maine on Wednesday, starting at 1pm.