March 5, 2005
Jacksonville, FL - The Brown baseball team (0-1) opened up the 2005 season with a 10-2 loss to host North Florida (11-6) at the Kennel Club Classic. The Bear's pitching staff recorded 15 strikeouts in the loss, including a career-high nine by starter Ethan Silverstein '07. UNF scored all ten of its runs in the first five innings, including six in the fourth to break the game open. Brown plated their pair of runs in the sixth and ninth frame, avoiding the shutout.
Silverstein pitched four innings, giving up six hits and four walks while freshman Alex Silverman made his Brown debut, pitching three innings of solid relief. The rookie recorded five strikeouts and allowed just one run on two hits. Sophomore Clint Dykehouse pitched one inning of relief, striking out one.
Offensively, sophomore Devin Thomas went 2-5 with a pair of singles. Junior Paul Christian, who finished second in the Ivy League in homeruns last season, recorded his first of the season in tonight's loss, a solo shot to right center. Junior Danny Hughes, who also drove in the Bears' other run, went 2-3 with a double and a single.
The Bears continue action at the Kennel Club Classic tomorrow, playing a doubleheader against Western Michigan, beginning at 4 p.m.