Bears Split With UNC-Asheville

March 25, 2005

Box Score

Asheville, NC - The Brown baseball team earned a split with UNC-Asheville on Friday afternoon, improving its record to 2-8 on the year. A five-run eighth broke a 4-4 deadlock as the Bears picked up their second win of the season in game one by a scored of 9-4. UNC-Asheville bounced back with a 5-2 win in game two as it stands at 7-16 on the season, including a 8-5 win over 6th ranked Florida.

Sophomore Bryan Tews went the distance in game one for his first win of the season. In nine innings he allowed just four runs, three earned, while walking just one and striking out six.

Senior Jimmy Lowe went 3-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Sophomore Devin Thomas continued his hot hitting, going 3-5 with a double and two RBI, including the game-winner. Senior Matt Kutler also went 3-5 with three doubles and one RBI.Overall, Brown pounded out a season-high 16 hits in the win, nine of them for extra bases.

Lowe got things rolling in eighth when he belted a double down the leftfield line. After a walk by senior Bobby Wiginton, Thomas singled up the middle, scoring Lowe for what proved to be the game-winner. Wiginton eventually scored on a passed ball while Kutler drove in another run with a double to right field.

Larson singled to second base as Kutler was able to score thanks to an error by the Bulldogs second baseman. Junior Paul Christian added the finishing touches with an RBI single to centerfield, brining home Larson.

In game two, a three run fifth by the Bulldogs did the Bears in as they struggled at the plate. Brown scored its two runs in the third, recording just three hits all game. Two of Brown's three hits came off the bat of Kutler while junior Eric Larson added the other.

On the mound, junior James Cramphin suffered the loss, pitching 4.2 innings. He allowed five runs, three earned, on seven hits. Freshman Jeff Dietz pitched one inning of relief, striking out all three batters he faced.

Brown will look to win the series tomorrow as the two teams square off again for one more game beginning at noon.