AUBURNDALE, Fla.

The Bowdoin baseball team picked up a pair of wins to begin its final week of play in Florida.

The Polar Bears (4-5) knocked off Minnesota-Morris (1-11) on Tuesday in a 6-2 final. On Wednesday, Bowdoin defeated Babson (6-4) by an 11-4 margin.

Bowdoin scored in the second, third, and fourth innings to take a 3-0 lead against Minnesota-Morris. Austin Zakow put the Polar Bears on the board with an RBI single to right. Joe Gentile and Zakow both popped sacrifice flies to the outfield to drive in runs.

Connor Lee tagged a two-run triple to center in the fifth and Sawyer Billings homered in the sixth.

The game’s final run came from Minnesota-Morris in the eighth on a throwing error.

Brandon Lopez earned the win on the mound with 6.1 innings of work and four strikeouts. Lopez allowed four hits and a trio of walks. Ryan Winn forced a pair of outs off two strikeouts. James Speer and Justin Schachter each fanned a batter.

The Polar Bears’ bats stayed hot on Tuesday against Babson.

The two teams traded runs in the first inning. Lopez doubled to center, driving in Eric Mah, and Matthew Valente drove in Brian McHale for the Beavers.

Gentile and Zakow each tagged a two-run double in the third inning, giving Bowdoin a 5-1 lead.

The Beavers cut into the lead in the fourth on an RBI single.

Lopez crossed the plate in the fifth on a passed ball and Lee drove in two runs with a double.

Bowdoin scored three runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Lopez tagged an RBI single and Zakow continued to produce with a two-run single to center.

The Beavers got one more run in the eighth but were unable to overcome the deficit.

Colby Lewis started for Bowdoin and allowed six this while fanning four. Speer, Ryan Dixon, and Peter O’Connell combined for the final five innings. B

Bowdoin plays a doubleheader against Keuka today, beginning at 2:00 p.m.



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