WATERVILLE, Maine --- Leah Maciejewski (Tewksbury, Mass.) homered among her two hits in a 5-4 win in the opener and the Bobcats had 16 hits in the nightcap in a 12-1 victory in a New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division doubleheader on Saturday at Crafts Field.
Bates moves to 10-6 overall and 4-2 in the NESCAC East, while Colby falls to 4-13 and 0-3 in the league.
Colby scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the first game at 4-4, but Bates' Courtney Talcott (Sutton, Mass.) led off with a single and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Lauren Dobish (Chambersburg, Pa.). Talcott also had two hits for the Bobcats and Maciejewski had a solo home run in the fourth inning.
Kelsey Freedman (Falmouth, Maine) worked six innings to earn the victory in the first game. Meanwhile, teammate Brenna Callahan (Milton, Mass.) worked the seventh inning to pick up the save.
Lindsay Peterson (Fairfield, Conn.), Meaghan Lewia (Wells, Maine), and Brianne Wheeler (Brussels, Ontario) all had two hits in the opener for Colby.
The second game was close for the first four innings, with Bates holding a 2-1 edge going into the fifth. The Bobcats had five runs in the fifth inning and added five more in the sixth. The game ended after six innings because of the 10-run rule.
Alayna Garbarino (Reading, Mass.) went 3-for-3, drove in three runs, and had one run scored for the Bobcats. Maciejewski also went 3-for-3 and drove in two, while AnnaMarie Martino (Plymouth, Minn.) had three hits, two runs, and two RBI. Dobish had two hits, two runs, and two RBI.
Kristen Finn (Winthrop, Maine) pitched for five innings to earn the win for the Bobcats.
Katie Graichen (Arundel, Maine) and Lewia both had two hits for Colby.
Bates 5, Colby 4 (1st game)
Bates............... 001 102 1 - 5 8 2
Colby............... 001 003 0 - 4 8 3
Pitchers: Bates - K. Freedman; B. Callahan(7). Colby - E. Caputo.
Win-K. Freedman(5-2) Save-B. Callahan(1) Loss-E. Caputo(1-3).
HR: Bates - Maciejewski.
Bates 12, Colby 1, 6 inn. (2nd game)
Bates............... 110 055 - 12 16 1 (10-6, 4-2)
Colby............... 010 000 - 1 6 5 (4-13, 0-3)
Pitchers: Bates - K. Finn; B. Callahan(6). Colby - A. Polimeno; L. Becker(5); M. Michie(6).
Win-K. Finn(3-4) Loss-A. Polimeno(0-3).
A. Polimeno faced 4 batters in the 5th.
L. Becker faced 4 batters in the 6th.