PRINCETON, N.J. – Brown University softball rallied for three runs with two outs in the seventh inning, but Princeton University held on for a 9-8 win at Class of 1895 Field on Wednesday afternoon in the series finale of a three-game set.
Trailing 9-5 entering the seventh, the Bears (7-12, 1-2 Ivy) came back with three runs in the top of the frame before the Tigers (4-15, 2-1 Ivy) recorded the final out to take the series after the two teams split a doubleheader on Mar. 24. Brown outscored Princeton 8-1 after the first inning.
Junior Annie Scarangella (Tucson, Ariz.) posted three RBIs and a double, junior Ashli Lotz (Austin, Texas) hit a two-run double, and senior Annie McGregor (Carlsbad, Calif.) went 2-for-4 with three runs. Junior Sofia Venegas (La Mirada, Calif.) finished 2-for-4 with an RBI, and freshman Anya Schmitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.) tallied two hits, including a double.
With two outs in the seventh, Venegas started the Bears' rally with an RBI single into left field. Lotz followed with a two-run double into center field to bring the score to 9-8 before the Tigers closed out the contest.
After the Tigers opened the game with an 8-0 lead in the bottom of the first frame, Brown began to work its way back into the game with a pair of runs in the top of the second.
A two-run double down the left field line from Scarangella brought Brown within 8-4 in the top of the third, and a sacrifice fly from Scarangella in the top of the fifth cut the deficit to 8-5. Mackenzie Meyers hit a solo home run to left center in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 9-5.
For the Tigers, Mikayla Blaska and Emily Taggart both tallied two RBIs, and Allison Harvey and Joey Smith each posted two hits. Allie Reynolds earned the win (2-8), allowing eight runs, six earned, on 11 hits with three strikeouts in a complete game.
The three-game set between the Bears and Tigers was originally scheduled for the Tigers' Class of 1895 Field from Mar. 24-25 but was moved to Brown due to weather conditions. After the two teams played a twin bill on Mar. 24, the single game on Mar. 25 was postponed to Mar. 28 at Princeton due to weather.
Next, Brown hosts Penn for a three-game series with a doubleheader on Saturday, Mar. 31 beginning at 12:30 p.m. and a single game on Sunday, Apr. 1 at 12:30 p.m.