Providence, RI – Brown lost a pair of tight, low scoring games to the Marist Red Foxes on Tuesday afternoon, falling 1-0 and 3-2 on the road, including a first game which saw both teams take no-hitters into the sixth inning. A number of Brown pitchers threw well, but junior Conor Burke (Andover, MA) was particularly impressive, starting the initial contest and going three innings while allowing just one walk.
Both offenses were stymied early in game one, as Burke and Marist's Kyle Chapin matched each other pitch for pitch. Rookie Brad Kottman took over for Burke in the fourth, and continued the streak through the sixth inning, when the Red Foxes were finally able to scratch out the first hit of the game. Marist then strung together back-to-back hits in the bottom of the seventh, crossing the plate with the only run of the game in a 1-0 victory.
The second game took a similar tone, as the squads combined for just five runs. Marist struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the opening frame, but Brown answered back with a pair in the second. After two of the first three runners reached base in the inning, sophomore Graham Tyler came through with an RBI double to give the Bears a 2-1 lead. However, the Red Foxes added one more in both the third and fourth, while shutting Brown out for the remaining innings, holding on for a 3-2 win.
The Bears will be back in action tomorrow afternoon, when they host Connecticut at 3:15 p.m.