PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Cornell's Trey Baur broke a tie game with a two-run home run in the eighth inning as the Brown baseball team fell to the Big Red, 4-2, in Sunday's season finale and senior day at Attanasio Family Field at Murray Stadium.
Sophomore Will Tomlinson (Irvine, Calif.) allowed a pair of runs over the first two innings but then settled down the rest of the way, as he finished with two runs allowed over 6.0 innings with a pair of strikeouts in the no decision. Grant Greeno (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) was handed the loss out of the bullpen, while Cornell's Austin Wahl provided 4.0 frames of one-hit ball in relief to earn the win.
Cornell went to work early with two runs in each of the first two innings, but the Bears came back in the fourth with two runs on a pair of hits and one error. Ciufo drove in Hunter Carey (North Hampton, N.H.) with a two-out single and moved to second when the center fielder mishandled the ball. He then stole third and crossed the plate on Deere's single through the left side to even the score.
After three scoreless innings, Baur put the Big Red in front with a two-run homer over the left field fence.
Wahl kept the Bears at bay over three innings, but the home side made it interesting in the ninth, when Brian Ginsberg (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Willy Homza (Anchorage, Alaska) drew a pair of walks to open the frame. Nevertheless, Wahl pitched out of the jam with three straight outs to secure the victory.