Softball Falls to Cornell in Series Finale, 1-0

Softball Falls to Cornell in Series Finale, 1-0

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior pitcher Meghan Wimmer allowed just one run in a complete game, but Brown University softball fell to Cornell University, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Brown Softball Field.

In the series finale of the three-game set, the Bears (8-17, 2-7 Ivy) threatened to tie the game in the seventh inning, but a run in the second inning from the Big Red (11-14, 6-3 Ivy) gave the visitors the series sweep.

Wimmer (Boothwyn, Pa.) threw her third complete game of the season, giving up just one run on seven hits with three strikeouts over 7.0 innings in the loss (3-5).

Junior Sofia Venegas (La Mirada, Calif.) led the Bears at the plate, finishing 2-for-3. Wimmer and freshman Anya Schmitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.) each posted one hit.

For Cornell, Katie Lew earned the win (5-8), tossing 4.0 innings in relief and permitting just two hits. Lisa Nelson conceded two hits over 3.0 innings in the start. Rebecca Kubena and Kate Jencarelli each registered two hits.

The Big Red plated the game's only run in the top of the second as Tori Togashi lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to score Jencarelli.

The Bears put pressure on the Big Red in the bottom of the fourth, placing runners on first and second with no outs before the visitors recorded three straight outs.

In the last of the seventh, Brown made a final attempt to score as Venegas led off the inning with a single and advanced to third base prior to Cornell escaping the jam.

The series was originally slated for Cornell's Niemand-Robison Softball Field in Ithaca, N.Y., but the three-game set was moved to Brown due to weather.

Next, Brown hosts Rhode Island on Wednesday, Apr. 11 at 3:30 p.m. before returning to Ivy League play with a three-game home series against Columbia with a doubleheader on Saturday, Apr. 14 beginning at 12:30 p.m. and a single game on Sunday, Apr. 15 at 12:30 p.m.