April 16, 2005
Hanover, NH - The Brown baseball team is off and rolling in Red Rolfe Division play with a dominating two-game sweep over Dartmouth on Saturday. The Bears posted a 4-1 win in game one before stunning the Big Green with a 17-4 victory in the second game. Sophomore Bryan Tews allowed just two hits in seven complete innings in game one while Brown pummeled Dartmouth for 19 hits in game two. The Bears now move past Dartmouth in the standings with a 6-2 Ivy League record.
The win for Tews improves him to 2-2 on the year as he shutdown the Big Green completely, not allowing a hit after the second inning. Dartmouth scored its lone run in the bottom of the second to tie the game up at 1-1. Junior Eric Larson had doubled home senior Matt Kutler for one run earlier in the top of the first for the Bears.
Brown went on to runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to earn the 4-1 victory. Senior Bobby Wiginton ripped a game-winning double to left center to score senior Jimmy Lowe, who had a led-off single, in the fifth. A solo shot by junior Danny Hughes gave the Bears a two-run lead in the sixth while Larson's RBI ground-out in the seventh cushioned Brown to a three-run lead.
After a scoreless first in the night cap, the Bears posted one run in the top of the second before the Big Green took a short-lived lead in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs to take their only lead of the afternoon, 2-1.
Brown rocked Dartmouth starter Josh Faiola for six runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a decisive 7-2 lead. Kutler led-off the frame with a double to left center while Larson followed up with a single through the left side to move Kutler over to third. Hughes then brought home Kutler with a single through the right side. Tews earned a walk to load up the bases while a costly error by the Big Green scored three runs on the next play. Another error by Dartmouth put two on and junior Paul Christian made the Big Green pay by sending one into the gap in left center, scoring two runs.
Dartmouth cut the lead to four with a run in the bottom of the fourth but the Bears posted their second straight six-run inning in the top of the fifth to break the game open, 13-3. Hughes doubled down the right field line to get the rally started. Sophomore Devin Thomas the singled to right field on the first pitch, quickly scoring Hughes. Senior Jeff Nichols earned a two out walk to put runners on first and second for Lowe, who then cleared the bases with a three-run homerun to left field, lifting Brown to an 11-3 advantage.
Brown kept the inning going as Wiginton ripped a double down the right field line. Christian then sent a line-drive over the fence in left field to score two more runs, his sixth homer of the season and 22nd of his career.
The Bears plated two more runs off three hits in the sixth to widen the gap even further, 15-3. The Big Green got one run off an error in the bottom of the sixth but it was too little too late as Brown tacked on two more runs in the seventh.
Freshman Jeff Deitz picked up the win on the mound, pitching eight innings to improve to 2-0 on the season. The rookie allowed just four runs, two of them unearned, and struck out three. Sophomore Ethan Silverstein closed things out in the ninth, recording a strikeout.
Wiginton finished the day a combined 4-9 at the plate with three runs score and one run driven in. Christian had a 2-9 outing with four RBI while Kutler smashed out six hits in ten total at-bats in the two games. Hughes went 5-10, including 4-6 in game two, with a pair of doubles and a homerun. The junior also drove in three runs. Thomas went 3-7 with two doubles and two runs driven in and two runs scored. Lowe closed out the day with six runs driven in and three runs scored. Tews also went 2-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored in game two.