Apr 17, 2012
Brunswick, Maine - The Husson University baseball team used a four-run eighth inning to pull away from Bowdoin in a 7-4 win at Pickard Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles snap a three-game losing streak and move to 14-15 this season. Bowdoin has dropped its last three outings and falls to 15-11 on the year.
Bowdoin grabbed an 1-0 lead thanks to a Sam Canales RBI single in the fourth and extended it to 2-0 when Kyle LeBlanc came home on a double-steal in the fifth. The Eagles replied in the top of the sixth when they put runners on first and second. Niko Ververis came home on a throwing error to trim the lead to 2-1 and Jake Arthers put Husson on top with a two-run single later in the frame.
Clinging to a 3-2 lead in the eighth, Shawn Smith delivered the big blow in Husson's four-run rally - a bases-clearing, three-run double to give the visitors a 7-2 advantage. Bowdoin added a run in the eighth on a Luke Regan single and scored another in the ninth on a Jordan Edgett sacrifice fly to make it a 7-4 final.
Kyle Vanidestine had a team-high four hits for the Eagles. Regan had three hits for Bowdoin, while Tim McGarry reached base five times with two hits and three walks.
Erik Jacobsen scattered 10 hits and allowed no earned runs in five innings in the start for Bowdoin. Jay Loughlin took the loss by allowing the go-ahead run, unearned, in the sixth. Dennis O'Neil took the win in relief for Husson, tossing four innings and permitting two earned runs.
Husson will host Thomas in a North Eastern Athletic Conference East Division doubleheader Thursday at 4:00 pm at the Winkin Complex. Bowdoin will return to action with the opener of a three-game NESCAC set at Colby on Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm.