Baseball falls, finishes up with 18 wins

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 2, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College baseball team finished the season with their best record this decade at 18-14 after dropping a tough 3-1 defeat to Bowdoin College in New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division play Friday at Coombs Field.

Bowdoin improves to 17-15 overall and went 6-6 in the NESCAC East, while Colby went 3-9 in league play.

Colby, which last won 18 games or more back in 1999, took a 1-0 lead when Ken Kaufman (Lexington, Mass.) smacked his first collegiate home run to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning.

With one out in the seventh inning, Brendan Garner (Swampscott, Mass.) went all the way to third on a Colby error in the outfield. K.J. Kozens (Falmouth, Mass.) followed with an RBI single to tie the game. After a single and a stolen base by Adam Marquit (New York, N.Y.) put runners on second and third, Reid Auger (Billerica, Mass.) had a two-run single to drive in the final runs of the game.

Colin Riggs (Duxbury, Mass.) had two of Colby's seven hits. RT Tourek worked six-plus innings to suffer the tough loss for the Mules. Nick Spillane (Darien, Conn.), one of seven seniors to play for the final time at Colby, had two walks on the day and finished his career with 114 hits.

Bowdoin 3, Colby 1

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Colby          000#001#000---1#7#2

Carter Butland (W, 4-3), Ben Higgins (9, S, 2) and Reid Auger; RT Tourek (L, 2-1), Ryan Murphy (7) and Kyle McKay. 2B: Joe Berte (B). HR: Ken Kaufman (C).

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