Baseball falls to 10-7 overall, 0-8 in NESCAC play
On Tuesday, April 19 the Colby College Mules traveled to Orono, Maine and put forth a strong effort against Division I University of Maine. After having an advantage in hits and going nine innings without an error, the Mules fell short to the Black Bears, 4-2.
Richard Newton ’11 scored the first run for the Mules in the top of the third inning when Brendan Gallagher ’12 hit a double to left field.
Colby’s second and final run didn’t come until the top of the ninth inning when John Lerner ’11 singled to center field and scored when Nikolas Atsalis ’12 singled to right field.
Dakota Rabbitt ’14 pitched five innings for Colby, allowing three runs on five hits with one strike-out. Greg Ladd ’14 pitched the final three innings, allowing one run on three hits.
The team traveled to Bowdoin on Friday, April 22 to start the league series against the Polar Bears. Newton had two of the Mules’ three hits on the day to raise his team-leading batting average to .396. Despite their solid efforts, the Mules fell 12-1 to the Polar Bears. Colby scored its lone run in the seventh inning when Taro Gold ’12 was hit by a pitch and Mike Mastrocola ’12 walked. Gold was then able to score from second on a shortstop error.
The next day the Mules hosted the Polar Bears and fell 3-0. Dom Morrill ’11 and Bowdoin’s Oliver Van Zant put on a pitchers’ duel, with Morrill pitching a complete game and allowing just two earned runs. The second game of the day was postponed because of rain.
Colby will play Thomas College Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and Bates College—at home on Friday at 4:00 p.m. and a doubleheader at Bates starting at noon Saturday—this upcoming week.