Worcester, MA - Brown jumped out to a 7-4 lead after two innings on Thursday evening and never looked back, swinging the bats well all game in scoring a season-high 13 runs in a 13-7 victory over Holy Cross. Junior first baseman Pete Greskoff led the charge, picking up a double and two home runs, and had a hand in nine of Brown's runs.
The Bears got things rolling early, scoring three runs in the first. After rookie John Sheridan led off the game with a walk, junior Matt Colantonio hit a double to right field, giving Brown runners on second and third with no outs. After Ryan Zrenda grounded out, bringing one run in, Greskoff cleared the bases with a two-run shot, giving Bruno an early 3-0 lead.
Though Holy Cross came back with four runs of its own in the bottom of the frame, the Bears quickly answered to regain the lead in the second, with four more runs. In the second, it was Zrenda who came up with the big hit, knocking a long double with the bases loaded to bring in all three runners. Greskoff then followed with another double to get Zrenda across the plate and give Brown a 7-4 lead, which would not be relinquished.
After the Crusaders pulled to within 8-6 after six frames, Brown put the game away for good with another offensive burst in the seventh and eighth. The Bears scored once in the seventh, then added four more in the eighth, three of them on Greskoff's second home run of the game. Though Holy Cross added one more in the bottom of the ninth, junior Matt Kimball closed the door on the Crusaders to seal the 13-7 win for Brown.
The Bears will be back in action on March 27, when they kick off a four-game series with Troy at 1:00 p.m.