May 5, 2010

Pete Greskoff '11 Sets New Single Season Home Run Record in 9-4 Loss to Bryant

Smithfield, RI – Junior third baseman Pete Greskoff (Paoli, PA) had a tremendous day at the plate, hitting two home runs to break the Brown single season record with 17 and tie the career record with 32, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Bears from dropping their final game of the season in a 9-4 loss at Bryant.  With the defeat, Brown ends the 2010 season with a 13-31 record overall, including 10-10 in Ivy play, as the Bears tied for second in the Red Rolfe division.

Both pitchers threw well early, as the teams entered the third inning locked in a 0-0 tie.  However, in the top of the third, Greskoff launched his 16th home run of the season to deep center field, tying the Brown single season mark and giving the Bears a 2-0 lead.  Bryant got rolling in the bottom of the frame though, answering with a run of its own, and then tacking on two more in both the fourth and fifth innings to take a 5-2 advantage.

After several more scoreless innings, the Bears again found their way across home plate, as senior Chris Tanabe (Jupiter, FL) hit an RBI infield single to cut the deficit to 5-3.  Once again though, the Bulldogs had an answer, adding three runs in the bottom of the frame to take an 8-3 lead.

Greskoff answered yet again in the eighth though, belting a solo shot to right center, his 17th home run of the year.  The homer gave him sole possession of the single season record, and tied him with Paul Christian '06 and John King '79 atop the career home runs list with 32.

The Bears were unable to find any more offense though, and saw Bryant tack on one more run in the bottom of the eighth to take a 9-4 victory.