Freshman starter Jason Priede pitched six-plus innings of two-hit ball to lead the Brown baseball team to a 3-1 win over the Boston College Eagles in the first game of the teams’ doubleheader on Thursday.
Priede, making his first career start, scattered three hits across the six innings, fanning six batters and taking a no-hitter into the fifth. He allowed just one run and walked just two batters before yielding to Jim Johnson in the seventh, who retired three straight to earn his first save of the season.
Brown picked up two runs in the first inning, as Rick Lynn led off with a walk and stole second, and was then plated by a Rob Deeb double. Todd Iarussi scored Brown’s second run, reaching second on an error by the BC rightfielder, and then scoring on a Shaun Gallagher single.
Greg Metzger added to Brown’s lead in the second, leading off with a homer that cleared the rightfield fence, and from that point on, it was all Priede, who at one point retired seven in a row.