HANOVER, N.H. – Brown University softball recorded eight runs on 11 hits in the top of the third to beat Dartmouth College, 9-0, in five innings in game two after the host Big Green took game one, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Dartmouth Softball Park.
The Bears (11-17, 5-9 Ivy) run ruled the Ivy League North Division-leading Big Green (19-14, 12-2 Ivy) in the nightcap, handing the hosts their second-most lopsided loss of the season, behind only Maryland's 18-8 win over Dartmouth on March 25.
Freshman pitcher Katie Orona (Pueblo, Colo.) earned the shutout win, tossing five innings and giving up just two hits with two strikeouts.
Next, Brown and Dartmouth play another twin bill in Hanover tomorrow beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Game 1 – Dartmouth 6, Brown 1
Senior Trista Chavez (San Pedro, Calif.) hit a solo home run in the top of the third, but the Big Green scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to win game one, 6-1.
Sophomore pitcher Leah Nakashima (San Joes, Calif.) allowed six runs on six hits in six innings but gave up just one run in the first five frames in the loss (1-5).
Dartmouth's Kristen Rumley (12-10) picked up the win throwing a complete game and permitting one run on three hits with six strikeouts.
McGregor and fellow freshman Grayson Metzger (Severna Park, Md.) each recorded a hit for the Bears.
Nakashima worked her way out of bases-loaded jams in the bottom of the first and second before Chavez sent a lead off home run over the wall in left center field to give Brown a 1-0 lead in the top of the third
The Big Green went in order in the bottom of the third before tying the game at 1-1 in the last of the fourth. The hosts scratched across an unearned run on an infield single from Lara Lourlin in the frame.
Dartmouth opened up the game in the bottom of the sixth, staging a five-run rally, which included a two-run double to left field from Karen Chaw. Rumley faced the minimum in the top of the seventh.
Game 2 – Brown 9, Dartmouth 0 (5 innings)
Park, Schoenewald, and McGregor drove in three, two, and two runs respectively, and Orona allowed just two hits as Brown beat Dartmouth, 9-0, in five innings in game two.
Orona (7-7) hurled a complete game, allowing no runs on two hits and fanning two despite a rain delay.
The Bears exploded for eight runs in the top of the third as the club totaled 11 hits and four extra-base hits in the inning. After Nakashima and Leung started the inning off with a pair of singles, Park drove them both home with a double to right center.
Schoenewald followed with her two-run homer to center to give Brown a 5-0 lead. Chavez and Syrop set the table again with a pair of singles allowing McGregor to plate two with a double down the left field line and extend the Bears' edge to 7-0.
Metzger and Nakashima followed with singles before Leung knocked home Metzger with a single to left. Hanna closed the inning's scoring with an RBI single to center.
The Bears scored the game's first run on a sacrifice fly from Park in the top of the first after Leung walked to lead off the inning and advanced to third with a stolen base and a Hanna groundout.
Dartmouth's Morgan McCalmon (7-2) suffered the loss, pitching 2.2 innings and conceding nine runs on 11 hits with two strikeouts.