April 14, 2009
Providence, R.I. - The Bears took two from Marist on Tuesday afternoon, winning the first 3-2 on freshman Daniel Rosoff's (Durham, N.C.) first collegiate home run, and taking the second 8-2. With the wins, Brown improves to .500 on the season at 15-15-1, while Marist falls to 16-17.
The opener started off as a pitching dual, as neither team was able to score through the first three innings. Junior Rob Wilcox (Columbia, S.C.) shut down the Red Foxes in his time on the mound, allowing just two hits in his three innings of work. However, the Bears turned to the bullpen to start the fourth, and Marist took advantage with back-to-back solo home runs, taking a 2-0 lead.
Though Brown was unable to answer in the bottom of the fourth, the Bears mounted a comeback in the ensuing inning. Rosoff followed a lead-off walk in the fifth with a two-run home run, the first hit of the game for the Bears, and the first home run of his collegiate career. Sophomore Matt Kimball (Nashville, TN) entered the game in the top of the seventh, shutting down Marist to give Brown a chance at the win. Bruno took advantage, as a single and an error set the stage for Steve Daniels (Fox Point, WI), who brought home the winning run with an RBI single for a 3-2 win.
In the rematch, the Bears came out swinging, scoring all eight runs in the second and third innings. After a scoreless first, Brown opened the second frame with four consecutive hits, and six of the first eight batters reached base, scoring five runs. Sophomore Pete Greskoff (Paoli, PA) continued to hit the ball well, leading off with a double to left field, the only extra base hit of the game for Brown. The Bears picked up three more runs in the third, courtesy largely of sloppy fielding by Marist, which had three errors in the frame.
Though Brown was shut out over the final two innings, Marist was similarly frustrated by Bruno's pitching, picking up just one run in both the fourth and seventh frames. Sophomore Josh Feit (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) did the bulk of the work on the mound, throwing five innings and giving up just one run to pick up the win.
The Bears will be back in action tomorrow afternoon, when they travel to Storrs to take on Connecticut at 3:15 p.m.