All nine starters got at least one base hit, and Brown erupted for seven runs in the third inning, as the Bears downed VMI 10-5 in action from Lexington, Virginia.
After neither team managed to score in either the first or second inning, the Brown bats got cranking in the third to the tune of a seven run, seven hit inning. Freshman John Magaletti led off the inning with a double, which was followed by a single by junior Rick Lynn. Lynn stole second and freshman Bobby Deeb walked to load the bases for Dan Kantrovitz. The senior DH delivered with an RBI single plating two but was bagged at second trying to stretch the hit to a double. Todd Iarussi then grounded out to score Deeb.
Brown was able to rally for four more runs with two outs, though, as Shaun Gallagher singled and stole second, and was driven in by a Greg Metzger single. Dan Spring hit an RBI single to score Metzger, and then Matt Kutler delivered his first collegiate home run, knocking the Keydets’ starter from the game and giving Brown the 7-0 lead.
From there, it was business-as-usual for Brown starter John Cappello, who went seven innings, allowing just four hits and two earned runs and striking out three. Freshman Sam Jennings pitched the final two innings for Brown, allowing just two unearned runs.
Overall, Gallagher went 2-5 with a pair of runs scored and 2 RBI, including his first homer of the year, while Metzger and Spring each went 3-5 for Brown, which improved to 4-8 overall.