April 24, 2011

Brown Falls In Easter Matchup at Dartmouth

Hanover, N.H. – The Brown baseball team headed up to Dartmouth for an Easter Sunday matchup versus the Big Green, but fell in a doubleheader, 7-3 & 11-3. The Bears held a 3-2 lead in game one, but the Dartmouth offense plated five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and continued its momentum into game two. 

In game one, junior shortstop Graham Tyler (Cranston, R.I.) went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run. Senior starter Matthew Kimball (Nashville, Tenn.) stuck out 10 in six innings, but a five-run fifth inning by the Big Green was too much for the Brown offense to overcome.

Trailing by one in the first game of the doubleheader, Brown retook the lead in the top of the fourth inning on Tyler's three-run bomb. The lead would not last however, as Dartmouth got one back in the bottom of the frame on a solo blast by Jeff Keller, and then plated five in the next inning on five hits and one Brown error.

The Big Green offense continued to roll in game two as they put another crooked number on the board in the very first inning, plating five runs on four hits and one error. The damage could have been worse, but relief pitcher Kevin Carlow (Mystic, Conn.) was able to get the Bears out of further trouble in the frame, stranding three runners on base.

Brown was able to get a run back in the top of the fourth on an RBI single from senior Ryan Zrenda (Old Lyme, Conn.) after a triple to center by junior Mike DiBiase (Weston, Mass.), but the Big Green added six runs in the next three innings to retake the momentum. 

The Bears refused to quit despite the deficit and kept swinging into the ninth. Sophomore Cody Slaughter (New Port Richey, Fla.) launched a two-run home run to left in the final frame, but Brown could muster no more, falling 11-3.

Dartmouth and Brown will square off in a second doubleheader tomorrow afternoon in Hanover, N.H.