Baseball Drops Twinbill to Dartmouth on Sunday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Noah Shulman (Merrick, N.Y.) collected three hits on the day, but the Brown baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Dartmouth, 7-0 and 3-2, on Sunday to split the weekend series at Murray Stadium. 

Brown drops to 10-20 on the season and 4-12 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth improves to 12-19 and 7-9 in league play. 

Shulman paced the offense in the second game, going 2-for-3 at the plate with one RBI, while senior Daniel Massey (Greensboro, N.C.) drove in the other run on a solo homer. Despite a solid performance on the mound, senior Lucas Whitehill (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) was handed the loss, going seven innings with two runs and seven strikeouts.

Brown jumped on the board in the third inning, when Shulman doubled down the left field line to drive in senior Wes Van Boom (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) and give the Bears the lead, 1-0.

Whitehill held the Big Green scoreless, until the sixth frame, when the visitors used three hits to score a pair of runs for the lead, 2-1.

After Dartmouth added one more run in the top of the eighth, the Bears answered back with one run in the bottom half of the inning as Massey lifted a solo shot over the right field fence to pull within one, 3-2. 

The Bears threatened in the ninth when J.J. Franco (New York, N.Y.) led off with a walk, but Duncan Robinson came in for three outs to record the save and seal the win.

In the first game, junior Dave St. Lawrence (Thompson, Conn.) went the full seven innings, allowing seven earned runs to go along with six strikeouts for the loss. Mike Concato picked up the win on the other side as he limited the Bears to four hits over seven innings.

Dartmouth jumped out to a quick start with four runs in the opening frame, but St. Lawrence settled down from there, limiting the Big Green to just one hit over the next five innings.

Dartmouth increased its lead with three runs in the top of the seventh to move out in front by seven. Brown made some noise in the bottom half of the frame when Kevin Guthrie (Sarasota, Fla.) singled and Will Marcal (Lexington, Mass.) doubled to the left center, but Concato kept the Bears off the board with the final two outs to take the win. 

The Bears return to action on Wednesday, April 23 when they visit intrastate rival Bryant at 4 p.m.