STANDISH — The Bowdoin softball team split a non-conference Wednesday doubleheader against the University of Southern Maine, bouncing back from a 9-1 opening loss with a 12-4 victory in game two on the campus of Saint Joseph’s College.

The Huskies (14-8) disrupted a three-game win streak for the Polar Bears (15-6), who had yet to drop a game in state this season.

In the opener, USM broke a scoreless deadlock with a six-run fourth inning. Kirsten Duross, Amber Kelly and Samantha Crosman strung together consecutive singles. The Huskies jumped on top after a basesloaded walk to Danni Humphrey, and Ally Pillar followed with a two-run double for a 3-0 USM lead. A Bowdoin error and a tworun single by Courtney Davis completed the uprising.

Pillar drove in another run with a double in the fifth for a 7-0 Huskies lead.

Bowdoin broke through in the sixth. Julia Geaumont doubled and moved to third on a single by Katie Gately. A sacrifice flyball by Cielle Collins put Bowdoin on the board.

USM added a pair of runs in the sixth to complete the scoring.

Alana Luzzio took the mound loss, with eight strikeouts. Erika Millett earned the win with a fivehitter.

Bowdoin got back on the winning side in game two. A nine-run first inning set the tone in a game ended after the fifth due to the eight-run Mercy Rule.

Adriane Krul led-off with a single for the Polar Bears and scored when Marisa O’Toole’s bunt was misplayed for an error. Collins, Nicole Nelson and Geaumont each drove in a pair of runs during the big first inning.

Geaumont escaped a Huskies bases-loaded situation in the home half of the first. USM scored a run in the second on an RBI single by Taylor Lux.

But, Bowdoin added to its lead as O’Toole blasted a three-run home run for a 12- 1 Polar Bears lead.

USM scored three in the bottom of the fifth, including a two-run double by Duross.

Geaumont allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out four.

Bowdoin travels to twotime defending Division III national champ Tufts for a three-game series beginning on Friday at 4 p.m. as the Polar Bears resume conference play. Bowdoin also visits Trinity on Sunday for a rare tripleheader.

Baseball change

The seemingly never-ending Bowdoin baseball schedule has changed once again due to Mother Nature.

The Polar Bears, who were originally scheduled to visit the University of Southern Maine today at 4 p.m., will now head to St. Joseph’s College in Standish to face the Monks today at 4 p.m. That game was originally scheduled to be played on Thursday, but due to Wednesday’s snowstorm was pushed back a day.

The game against the Huskies has not been rescheduled.

Bowdoin will also visit Wesleyan for a Saturday doubleheader at noon.