NORTHBORO, Mass. — The Tufts University baseball team claimed the third game of a New England Small College Athletic Conference Eastern Division series against Bowdoin on Monday evening, 10-1, in a game played at the New England Baseball Complex.

The Jumbos improved to 11-4 (2-1 NESCAC), while the Polar Bears fell to 6-10 (1-2 NESCAC). The teams had split a Friday twinbill in Northboro to open NESCAC play.

Aaron Rosen gave Bowdoin the lead in the top of the first inning, blasting a lead-off solo home run. But, Tufts answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame and then tacked on a solo run in the fifth, two more in the sixth and clinched the game with a five-run eighth.

Bowdoin mustered five hits off Tufts starter Kyle Slinger, while Erik Jacobsen was tagged with the loss after allowing five earned runs over 5.2 frames of work. Chris Nadeau reached twice for Bowdoin, while Bryan Egan led the Tufts attack with three hits, four RBIs and a home run.

The Polar Bears game scheduled for Wednesday against the University of Southern Maine has been postponed to April 10 at 3:30 p.m. Bowdoin is scheduled to play a three-game series with Bates this weekend, with the site of those games to be determined later this week.

Bowdoin hurler

Bowdoin senior Henry Van Zant has been named the NESCAC Co-Pitcher of the Week.

Van Zant stymied Tufts in the opening game of a doubleheader last Friday, tossing a seven-inning complete game. He permitted just four hits and no earned runs while striking out three batters.

The victory moved Van Zant to 2-1 on the season with a 1.71 ERA. He has struck out 23 batters in 21 innings, allowing just 17 hits and three walks so far this year. For his career, the Greens Farms Academy alum boasts a 12-9 record with three saves and a 2.44 ERA.