Hanover, NH- The Brown University softball team dropped two games this afternoon to North Division opponent Dartmouth College at Sachem Field. The Big Green cruised to an 8-0 six inning victory in game one before scoring a school-record 20 during a 20-3 win in five innings in the nightcap. The Big Green improved to 17-16 overall and 10-6 in the Ivy League, while the Bears dropped to 12-20-1 overall and 6-10 in the league.
After two scoreless innings, the Big Green put a run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third when Meghan Everett scored on an error by Brown's right fielder. But Dartmouth was able to tally three runs in the fifth when Molly Khalil hit a three RBI homerun to left center, and then four in the sixth to end in the game.
The Big Green tallied 11 hits to the Bears' three, while pitcher Erin Gray earned the win in the circle to improve to 6-7 on the year. In six innings of work she allowed just three hits and struck out two. Kristie Chin earned the loss for Bruno after giving up eight runs on 11 hits in 5.2 innings pitched.
Dartmouth got off to a big start in game two and never looked back. The Big green jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning, and then tallied five runs in the second to take a 13-0 lead after two. Brown held the Big Green scoreless in the third, but Dartmouth came up with seven runs in the fourth to set a school record 20 runs to end the game in five innings and earn a 20-3 run.
The Bears were able to earn their three runs in the fourth inning when Caplan singled to second base to bring in Stephanie Thompson who had singled through the left side. Then, Chin singled up the middle to bring home junior Kate Strobel, and Jen Kries grounded out to second to score Caplan.
The Big Green batted around in all but one of its innings played, and Dartmouth also did not have any extra-base hits in game two, just singles.
Chin led the offense going 3-for-4 at the plate today with one RBI, while Thompson went 3-for-5 with one run scored.
Brown is back in action when it travels in in-state rival Bryant for a single game on Thursday, April 28 starting at 4 p.m.