The spring season is now kicking on all cylinders. Here’s a look:
Bowdoin senior pitcher Pat Driscoll was recently named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Week after recording a win and a save without surrendering a run last week. Sunday, Driscoll blanked Thomas 3-0 to give head coach Mike Connolly the top spot in program victories with 190. The Polar Bears lost the nightcap, 2-1. Bowdoin bounced back Tuesday witha 7-5 home win over St. Joseph’s Tuesday to improve to 13-12. Brendan Garner’s clutch two-run single in the seventh was the difference. The Polar Bears welcome Colby Friday at 3 p.m. Bowdoin then goes to Colby for a doubleheader Saturday.
Bowdoin’s softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Husson Saturday (winning the first game, 7-2, before losing 4-2) and was swept in a twinbill by host Brandeis Sunday (7-4 and 5-4 in eight innings) to drop to 13-10 on the year. Monday’s home doubleheader against the University of Maine-Farmington was postponed by rain to Thursday. Friday, the Polar Bears go to Bates. Saturday, they host Bates in a doubleheader, beginning at 12 p.m.
The Bowdoin men’s lacrosse team beat Springfield 11-6 last Wednesday, then saw its undefeated conference run come to an end with a 14-13 home loss to Middlebury Saturday. In the loss, the Polar Bears rallied from a 10-3 deficit, but couldn’t finish the dramatic comeback. Cullen Winkler had three goals in the losing effort. Bowdoin (7-2 overall, 4-1 in conference play) hosted Endicott Wednesday (too late for this edition) and plays at Williams Saturday.
The Bowdoin women’s lacrosse team dropped a pair of games last week. The Polar Bears lost 17-10 to visiting Colby and 16-9 to host Middlebury to drop to 6-5 on the year. Against the Mules, Liz Clegg had four goals. Against the Panthers, Clegg had four more goals. Bowdoin was at Wellesley Thursday (too late for this edition) and hosts Williams Saturday at 12 p.m.
Bowdoin began its outdoor track season at the Sam Howell Invitational last weekend at Princeton University. Ali Chase won the women’s 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 14.44 seconds.
Bowdoin’s men’s tennis team is now 8-2 after beating host Colby (9-0) and visiting Tufts (8-1) last week. The women fell to 5-5 after losing 5-4 at Amherst.