Baseball Tripped Up By Bowdoin

Baseball Tripped Up By Bowdoin

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Thomas College baseball team fell to Bowdoin College, 11-1, in a nonconference game Monday afternoon at H. Allen Ryan Field.

Richard Arms threw eight strong innings for Bowdoin (14-10), allowing just one run on five hits and a walk while striking out two in eight innings. 

Luke Cappellano led the Polar Bears with three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Ben Suski had a double and a home run and also drove in three.

Derek Kane (sr., Natick, Mass. / Natick) led Thomas (14-13) with a pair of hits.

The Polar Bears struck first as Cappellano drove in three with a bases-clearing double to right field in the second inning.

Bowdoin added to its lead with a pair of runs in the third as Chad Martin stole third as part of a double steal and came around to score when a pickoff attempt by Tristan Pena (so., Portland, Texas / Gregory-Portland) pickoff attempt ended up well down the left-field line.

Brandon Lopez scored a wild pitch later in the inning to stretch the lead to 5-0.

Suski added to the Bowdoin advantage in the sixth with a two-run home run to left center off Thomas reliever Brandon Hubbard (so., New Gloucester, Maine / Gray-New Gloucester).

The Terriers recorded their lone tally in the bottom half of the frame as Max Salevsky (fr., Hollis, Maine / Bonny Eagle) scored on a Nik Beeson (sr., Manchester, N.H. / Trinity) sacrifice fly to left field. Salevsky had led off the frame with a single down the right-field line and advanced to second on a wild pitch before moving to third when back-to-back singles by Kane and Zach Mathieu (fr., Oakland, Maine / Messalonskee) loaded the bases. Thomas was unable to add to their total after pinch-hitter Brett Sommers (sr., Palm Bay, Fla. / Heritage) grounded into a fielder's choice to end the inning.

In the eighth inning, Suski added an RBI double then scored on a Joe Gentile RBI single. The Polar Bears' final two runs came in the ninth as Ejazz Jiu hit a two-run single to center.

Starting pitcher Taylor Bacon (jr., Skowhegan, Maine / Skowhegan) took the loss for Thomas, one of seven pitchers used by the Terriers on the day.

Thomas takes to the road Wednesday to face UMaine-Farmington in a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader. First pitch for game one is slated for 1 p.m.