March 8, 2004
In the first day of the Towson Invitational Tournament, the Bears dropped to Seton Hall 11-4 in six innings of play and Towson 3-1 in a six inning game that was called because of darkness. However, the Bears came back to defeat Towson 6-3 and Seton Hall 2-1 in Sunday's competition to finish 2-2 for the weekend.
In Saturday's game, against Seton Hall, junior Uschenna Omokaro went 1 for 3 scoring Brown's only run leading off with a single in the first inning. Omokaro advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on an infield error by the Tigers. In the 11-4 loss to Towson, senior Laura Leonetti (Fresno, TX) led the Bears, going 1 for 2 with two runs scored and sophomore Jaimie Wirkowski (Edison, NJ) went 1 for 3 with a run scored.
In the first game on Sunday, Brown earned its first win of the season with a 6-3 victory over Towson. Leonetti gave the Bears a 2-0 lead in the first inning when she hit a two-run double. She later scored the third run of the inning on a sacrifice fly by freshman first baseman Courtney Jenkins (Piedmont, CA).
The Bears extended their lead to 6-0 with a three-run fourth inning. Sophomore outfielder Rachel Fleitell (Nutley, NJ) and junior designated player Candace Toth (Woodinville, WA) highlighted the rally with run-scoring singles. Sophomore righthander Marcia Abbott (LaJolla, CA) picked up the win for Brown allowing three runs and five hits in six innings of work.
The Bears won their second game in a row with a 2-1 victory over Seton Hall as junior righthander Marissa Berkes (El Segundo, CA) pitched a four-hitter. She had three strikeouts and three walks in the win and did not allow a base hit after the third inning.
The Pirates took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning. However, Brown came back in the sixth inning when sophomore shortshop Mary Seid (Spring Valley, CA) and Leonetti hit back-to-back singles. With one out, Jenkins doubled to left center field to score both runs for the Bears.
Sophomore catcher Wirkowski represented Brown on the all-tournament team, along with Berkes and Leonetti.
The Bears will return to action tomorrow when they host Central Connecticut in their first home game of the season at 12 pm.