March 31, 2004

Bears Fall To 29th Ranked Virginia, 11-4

March 31, 2004

Box Score

Charlottesville, VA - The Brown baseball team couldn't avoid a series sweep by 29th ranked Virginia, dropping an 11-4 decision to the Cavs on Wednesday evening to complete the two-game series. The Bears fall to 3-10 on the year.

Another big first inning doomed the Bears as Virginia was able to maintain the lead the whole way though. The Cavaliers scored five runs on four hits in the opening frame. Yesterday, Virginia used a decisive nine-run first to defeat the Bears.

After Virginia tacked on another run in the fourth, Brown finally got on the board in the top of the fifth, scoring two runs to cut the lead to three, 5-2. With one on and two out, sophomore Paul Christian sent one over the fence in rightfield for the second consecutive day.

The Cavs plated three more runs in the next inning to take an 8-2 advantage. An RBI double by sophomore Danny Hughes in the seventh brought Brown to within five by Virginia was once again able to take advantage of its scoring opportunities, scoring two more runs in the eighth. In the ninth, Brown got one last run on an RBI double by junior Chris Jernigan.

Despite the score, Virginia only out-hit the Bears by three, ten to seven. Junior Chris Contrino led Brown with two hits in the loss. Freshman Clint Dykehouse was charged with the loss on the mound.

Brown will play its seventh game in the past six days tomorrow at George Mason, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The Bears will open up the Ivy season at Columbia on Saturday.