Gormley Throws Seven Scoreless In Game Two; Bears Earn Split Versus Princeton

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown played its fourth and fifth baseball games in four days on Easter Sunday at Murray Stadium, taking on Ivy League rival Princeton. The Tigers' Matt Bowman was sharp in game one, striking out 12 in 7.0 innings, leading Princeton to an 8-0 win. The Bears had their own dominating pitching performance as senior Mark Gormley (Milton, Mass.) tossed 7.0 scoreless, positioning Bruno for an eventual 13-6 victory.

After watching Princeton's Bowman twirl a complete-game gem, Gormley stole the show in the second, stymieing the Tiger bats, allowing just six hits while striking out two.

Brown (5-21, 3-5 Ivy League) totaled 13 runs in game two and rookie Will Marcal (Lexington, Mass.) keyed the offense, going 4-for-4 with three runs, two RBI and a double. Senior captain Graham Tyler (Cranston, R.I.) supplied three RBI with a double in the third inning to put the Bears up 5-0.

The Bears tallied five runs without a hit in the sixth inning. With one on and one out, Brown worked three straight walks before a fielder's choice by sophomore Wes Van Boom (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) gave Bruno an 8-0 lead. A wild pitch crossed the third run of the inning before four-straight walks put the Bears by 13. 

Princeton made a late comeback, getting four runs in the fourth and two in the ninth, but came up shy, 13-6.

The Tigers took control early in the first contest, plating seven runs in the initial frame, highlighted by a two-run home run by John Mishu and a two-run shot by Jonathan York.

Van Boom was the only player to get more than one hit off of Bowman, going 2-for-3 against the Princeton ace. 

The Bears continue their 13-game homestand on Wednesday, April 11, at 3:15 p.m., with a matchup against the UConn Huskies.