Split With Monmouth Snaps Bear's Seven Game Skid
April 1, 2006
Long Branch, NJ - After dropping game one 4-2 to Monmouth the Bears quickly recovered and had a three run rally in the seven inning to snap a 1-1 tie, in Brown's 4-1 game two win. The win snapped a seven game skid and puts the Bears at 9-17 on the season.
In game one the Bears found themselves trailing early, as the Hawks brought in one run in the bottom of the first. It was the fifth consecutive game that Brown surrendered a run in the first inning. The Bears answered back in the top of the third when senior Mary Seid was brought in on a two out single up the middle by sophomore Amy Baxter. Seid reached first on a fielder's choice and stole second to putting herself in scoring position.
On two fourth inning triples, Monmouth was able to grab a 4-1 lead. Brown threatened in the seventh but only managed to bring in one run, on a two bases loaded single by senior Jaimie Wirkowski. Freshman Kristin Schindler recorded the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits, striking out four in six innings of play.
The game came down to the final inning as Brown was able to explode offensive in the top half and clamp down defensively in the bottom half, outscoring the Hawks, 3-0 in the seventh.
Amini got things started for the Bears as she drew a lead-off walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Natalie Hewitt. After a single through the left side by freshman Kaitlyn Laabs, Amini stood at third with one out. Brown's next batter, Seid brought in Amini on a single to left field, also putting runners on first and second with one out. After a pitching change by Monmouth, Baxter was able to cash in on the new pitcher, as she sent a double to left center bringing in Laabs and Seid and stretching the Bears lead to three runs.
That was all freshman Michelle Moses needed as the first year pitcher recorded her third win of the season, going the distance and allowing one run on four hits, striking out two.
The Bears will travel to UConn for a single game with the Huskies, on Tuesday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m.