March 1, 2008
Charleston, SC - Sophomore Amanda Asay (Prince George, BC) went 3-for-4 and scored one run, and junior Kelsey Wilson (Monterey, CA) went 1-for-2 and scored two runs during the Brown softball team's (1-3) 5-4 loss to Oakland during the consolation game of the Lady Bucs College Softball Invitational this afternoon. The Bears were able to score a run in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game at 4-4, but the Grizzlies rallied in the bottom of the seventh to take down the Bears.
The top of the first inning ended with Andrea Browne (Vineland, NJ) and junior Amy Baxter (Hollister, CA) left on base, as Oakland scored the game's first run after Caitlin Lynch scored on a Brown error to go up 1-0.
A scoreless second inning for both teams led to Brown rallying in the top of the third after two quick outs. Wilson got hit by a pitch, and senior Linnea Anderson (El Dorado Hills, CA) singled up the middle. Once again, Kristie Chin (Katy, TX) came up big for Bruno, driving a shot down the left field line to score Wilson and tie the game up 1-1. The Grizzlies answered right back as their first batter up, Kelsey Krych, hit an in-the-park homerun to take a 2-1 lead.
Brown went scoreless in the fourth as Oakland notched two more runs on an error and a wild pitch. In the sixth, Brown's Asay singled up the middle, and advanced to second and third on wild pitches, and went on to score on a wild pitch as well.
A double by Anderson in the top of the seventh, and another by Wilson tallied Bruno's first run of the inning to put the score at 4-3, still in Oakland's favor. Chin's single to left center brought home Wilson, to tie the game at four.
The Grizzlies came up big in the bottom of the seventh, as Kelsey Krych singled up the middle and advanced to second on a bunt. Krych went to third on a throwing error, and made it home to win the game, 5-4.
Freshman Emily Chaddock (Laguna Niguel, CA) started at the mound for Bruno, pitching 3.1 innings and allowing five hits, four runs while striking out two batters. Junior Michelle Moses (Cooper City, FL) came in for relief, pitching 2.2 innings. Moses allowed just one run and struck out seven of Oakland's batters.
The Bears will travel to Baltimore, where they will compete in the UMBC Dawg Pound Tournament. Their first game will be at 9:30 a.m. against Canisius on March 7.