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Softball splits with Bowdoin, losing 4-0 and winning 5-0

Stacia Saniuk '09 hit a bases-clearing double in the third inning of Game 2.

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Bowdoin and Bates softball teams split a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon with a pair of shutouts. The Polar Bears claimed game one 4-0 before the Bobcats rebounded to take game two, 5-0. Bates wins the season series, 2-1, and improves to 8-11 (5-4 NESCAC). Bowdoin stands at 16-12 (2-4) this season. The Bobcats also claimed the CBB title, with a combined 5-1 record against Bowdoin and Colby.

Julia Jacobs was outstanding in the opener for Bowdoin, coming within three outs of a no-hitter. Jacobs stymied the Bobcats for the first six innings before first-year Monica Berube (Plaistow, N.H.) slapped a single up the middle to lead off the seventh frame.

Bowdoin provided all the offense they would need in the first inning on a run-scoring double by Shavonne Lord. Jessica Paris had an RBI single in the second while Lauren Coven, who reached base all three at-bats, drove home Bowdoin's final run in the third. First-year Kristen Finn (Winthrop, Mass.) took the loss for the Bobcats after allowing five hits and three earned runs in six innings.

Sophomore Sarah Cullen (Dover, Mass.) quieted the Bowdoin bats in game two, scattering six hits over seven innings for the shutout win.

Bates scored three times in the third as senior Stacia Saniuk (Sharon, Mass.) came up with the bases loaded and cleared the diamond with a three-run double to give the visitors the lead. The Bobcats added two more runs in the fourth to seal the victory. Jacobs took the loss in game two, allowing three earned runs in three innings. Bowdoin was led by a pair of hits from Amy Hackett, but the Polar Bears went 0-7 with runners in scoring position in the loss.

Game 1 Box Score: Bowdoin 4, Bates 0

Game 2 Box Score: Bates 5, Bowdoin 0