March 20, 2004

Bears Pick Up First Win Of Season In Night Cap With ASU

March 20, 2004

Box Score

Boone, NC - The Brown University baseball team split a doubleheader with Appalachian State on Saturday afternoon. The Bears dropped game one 6-1 but bounced back to pick up their first win of the season in the nightcap, 11-5. Brown is now 1-4 on the season.

Sophomore righthander Shuan McNamara recorded the win on the mound for Brown, pitching five and two-thirds with six strikeouts. He allowed just two hits through the first five innings of play as the Bears' offense provided plenty of breathing room, producing 11 unanswered runs.

Eight different players recorded base-hits for Brown, led by senior Bobby Deeb's and sophomore Danny Hughes'3-3 performances in the win. Deeb scored four runs and drove in two while also stealing two bases. Hughes, who is batting a stifling .571 this season, had four RBI along with a run scored and a stolen base.

Junior Chris Contrino had a pair of singles in the night cap, going 2-3 at the plate with a run scored. Freshman Robert Dykehouse and juniors Bobby Wiginton, Jeff Nichols and Chris Jernigan added hits as well.

The Bears grabbed an early lead in the opening frame as Hughes ripped a double down the rightfield line, bringing in both of Brown's runs in the inning.

Jernigan homered over the leftfield fence to lead-off the second inning, putting Brown up 3-0.

After a one-run third inning produced by Nichols ground out that scored Deeb, the Bears rallied for four runs in the fourth, breaking the game open.

Contrino reached on a single through the left side to start things off. A single by Wiginton scored Contrino for the first run of the inning. Deeb followed with another single, bringing in Wiginton for run number two. Nichols recorded Brown's fourth base-hit of the frame, driving home both Deeb and Hughes, who reached on a walk.

Brown carried on its offensive explosion in the fifth while McNamara continued to shine on the mound, having not allowed a run yet.

Dykehouse picked up his second collegiate hit, singling to second base to jump start another Brown rally. Deeb knocked in his second run of the afternoon on a shot to left field. Hughes brought in two more runs on a single to the right side on the next play, giving Brown a huge 11-0 lead.

The Mountaineers picked up five late runs, four in the sixth and one in the seventh, for the 11-5 final.

In game one, sophomore James Cramphin suffered the loss on the mound. In five and one-third, Cramphin recorded four strikeouts and just two walks. Senior Harris Frankel pitched two-thirds of scoreless relief.

ASU took a 4-0 lead with a pair of runs in both the first and second innings. Brown scored its lone run in the sixth but the Mountaineers responded in the bottom of the frame with two m ore runs for the 6-1 final.

Wiginton went 2-3 in the loss while Hughes, who drove in the Bears run, went 1-2. Freshman Devin Thomas and Contrino notched the Bears other two hits.

Brown will square off with ASU again tomorrow for a pair of games starting at 1 p.m.