Bears Defeat Dartmouth 5-4; Fall 8-0 in Game Two
Providence, RI- The Brown University softball team (16-19, 4-10 Ivy) showed its resilience in game one of the doubleheader this afternoon, as the squad clawed their way back from a 4-1 deficit third-inning deficit to a 5-4 victory. However, Bruno couldn't hold in the second game two, falling 8-0 to the Big Green in six innings. Senior Katie Rothamel (Brentwood, TN) led the offense going 3-for-7 with a double and two runs scored. Freshman Avery Silverstein (Woodbridge, CT) followed going 2-for-5 with an RBI.
In game one, Dartmouth gained a 2-0 advantage in the second inning, but in the bottom of the inning Silverstein hit a single to bring home Kate Strobel (Denver, CO) to put the score at 2-1.
Dartmouth's Kirsten Costello started off the third inning with a solo homerun, and Alyssa Parker hit a sacrifice fly to left field to bring in a run and increase the team's lead to 4-1 over the Bears.
Brown was not going down without a fight, as Rothamel started off the fifth inning with a double to right center. Then, Aly Caplan (San Mateo, CA) singled to center field to tally a run, and a Kristie Chin (Katy, TX) single to right field scored the next two runs to tie the ballgame at 4-4.
Brown's stellar defense in the top of the sixth inning kept Dartmouth off the scoreboard, as the Bears came out in the seventh hungry for the win. Freshman Stephanie Thompson nailed a sacrifice fly to left field to bring home Rothamel to earn the win.
In seven innings, Chin allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and struck out four Dartmouth batters to increase her record to 10-3 on the year. The Big Green's Hillary Barker received the loss to move to 6-9 on the season.
However, Dartmouth came out fired up in the game two and was able to score eight runs and shut Bruno down to take the 8-0 win. The Big Green earned three runs in the second inning and another in the third to take a 4-0 lead with freshman Liz DiMascio (Braintree, MA) at the mound after three innings.
In the fifth, sophomore Trish Melvin (Wexford, PA) came in to replace DiMascio on the mound with runners on first and second, but the Big Green was able to tally two runs that inning and tack on two more in the sixth to earn the win.
DiMascio received the loss at the mound and dropped to 6-12 on the year pitching four innings and giving up six runs on seven hits. Melvin pitched two innings to allow two runs on six hits.
Pictured: Avery Silverstein '13 (photo by dspics.net)