Bears Split on Last Day of Rebel Spring Games

Kissimmee, FL- After a 3-2 loss to Marist, the Bears bounced back to an 8-7 eight-inning victory against Fairleigh Dickinson during Brown's final day at the Rebel Spring Games.

The Bears had base runners on in every inning except one, but could only muster two runs against the Red Foxes. Combined with a couple of costly errors, sophomore Trish Melvin suffered the loss at the mound in the low scoring affair.

Leading Brown's offense was sophomore Kate Strobel, who went 3-for-3 with a single, double, a homerun and a walk. She also scored two runs, had one RBI and a stolen base. Also doing well was freshman Stephanie Thompson, who was 2-for-3 at the plate with a single, double a walk and one RBI.

The Bears showed their resilience when it earned an 8-7 come-from-behind win against Fairleigh Dickinson this afternoon. After going up 1-0 in the first inning, the Bears gave up five unearned runs in the third inning to give the Knights what appeared to be a comfortable lead.

But the Bears got three back in the bottom of the third to make it a one-run game. Both teams traded runs in the sixth as the Bears gave up one more run in the top of the seventh to give the Knights a two-run lead. With the score at 7-5 and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, the stage was set for the comeback kids. Freshman Lauren Kattchee singled to right field and was replaced by pinch runner Danielle Comissiong. Trish Melvin then reached on a pinch-hit single through the five-six hole and Andrea Browne re-entered to run for Melvin. With a 2-1 count, senior Katie Rothamel laced a double to the fence in right center field scoring Comissiong from second base and Browne all the way from first base to tie the game at 7-7.

With the tie-breaker in effect, the Bears held Fairleigh Dickinson scoreless in the top half of the eighth. In the bottom of the eighth, Sandra Mastrangelo was placed on second base. She advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Strobel, and Thompson walked and Caplan picked up the game-winning RBI scoring Mastrangelo on a ball hit up the middle to the second baseman.

Kristie Chin received the win at the mound as she pitched the final three innings of the game and allowed just two hits, one run, and zero walks. She replaced freshman Liz DiMascio, who gave up six runs (5 unearned), five hits, walked three and struck out five batters.

Rothamel led the offense going 3-of-5 with two singles and a double, and scored two runs and had two RBI. Caplan was 2-for-5 with one run and an RBI and Kattchee was 2-for-4 with two RBI.