March 29, 2005

Bears Pick Up Second Straight Win With 9-4 Victory Over Newberry

March 29, 2005

Box Score

Newberry, SC - Brown got nine runs off 12 hits in a 9-4 victory over Newberry College on Monday night. The win, the team's second straight, improves the Bears to 4-8 on the season while Newberry falls to 13-21. After the Indians took a 4-2 lead in the third, sophomore starter Ethan Silverstein settled in and pitched five straight scoreless innings while the Brown offense came alive and scored at least a run in all five frames. All nine batters for the Bears recorded a hit, led by junior Eric Larson's 3-4 outing.

Brown got on the scoreboard in the top of the second, scoring two runs off an error and a double by senior Chris Contrino. The Indians quickly tied things up in the bottom of the inning and took a 4-2 lead in the third.

The Bears responded with two runs of their own in the top of the fourth. Junior Danny Hughes reached first after being hit by a pitch and junior Paul Christian followed up with a single to right field. Senior James Lowe advanced the runners to second and third with a sacrifice bunt and senior Jeff Nichols completed the job with a single to left field, easily scoring Hughes from third. Sophomore Devin Thomas brought in the tying run with a sacrifice fly.

Silverstein cruised through the next five innings, allowing no runs while the Bears' offense gave its support, tallying a run in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. The team added two more insurance runs in the eighth for the 9-4 final.

Senior Chris Davidson ensured the victory by pitching a hitless ninth, improving his ERA to a mere 2.45 on the season.

Brown will look for its third straight victory on Tuesday night as it faces South Carolina at 7 p.m.