Brown Swept at Siena, 6-3 & 4-3

Loudonville, N.Y. — Brown headed up north to take on Siena in a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon and was topped in both games, 6-3 and 4-3 in the two seven-inning games. Brown took an early 3-0 lead in game one, but a six run fifth inning gave the win to the Saints. In game two, Brown trailed 4-1 entering the sixth inning, but scored two to get back in the game, but could not get any closer.

The Bears started the scoring off in game one with a two-run double from senior Josh Feit (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) in the top of the first inning, which plated Matt Colantonio (Garden City, N.Y.) and Cody Slaughter (New Port Richey, Fla.), who had each singled prior to Feit's two-base knock.

Brown added a third run in the top of the fourth. Junior Jon Suzich (Bethesda, Md.) reached on a fielder's choice and then advanced to second on Matt DeRenzi's (Mendham, N.J.) single with two outs. John Sheridan (Palo Alto, Calif.) took care of the rest, following with a single of his own which plated Suzich and put the Bears up 3-0. 

Facing four games this weekend against Ivy League opponents, the Bears got creative with their pitching. Mark Gormley (Milton, Mass.) started and went two innings, allowing just one hit, while striking out four. Kevin Carlow (Mystic, Conn.) took over in the third and went two innings, also giving up just one hit, and struck two 

It was in the fifth when the Saints made their move. Siena took advantage of another pitcher change, plating six runs in the frame, highlighted by a three-run home run by Mike Allen. 

In game two, Siena got the first run of the game in the second inning on a solo home run by Larry Balkwill. The Saints added three more in the bottom of the fourth. The first run of the inning came on an RBI single from John Rooney, while the next two were on a RBI double by Tyler Bell.

Brown picked up two runs in the sixth inning to make a late charge in the game. Colantonio led it off with a walk and then a two-out double by Feit plated the senior captain. Graham Tyler (Cranston, R.I.) followed suit with a double of his own which pushed Feit home to cut the deficit to one.

It was as close as the Bears would get however, as Siena pitcher Ryan Poplawski recorded the final four outs of the game to close the door on Brown.

The Bears are back in action this weekend when with their home-opener coming against Columbia in a doubleheader at Noon on Saturday. Brown will then play two against Penn Sunday at Noon.