Brown Softball Swept by Cornell

April 5, 2008

Box Score

Providence, RI - Cornell Jenna Campagnolo hit a homerun in the top of the eighth inning to take a 2-1 lead in game two to help the Big Red earn a sweep over the Brown softball team (5-12, 0-6) on Saturday afternoon. The Big Red (19-7, 3-1 Ivy) defeated the Bears 6-1 in game one.

In the first game, the Bears took a 1-0 lead after the first inning when freshman Kristie Chin (Katy, TX) hit a single to center field to score senior Amy Baxter (Hollister, CA). Chin started at the mound for Bruno, and kept the Big Red scoreless until the fourth inning when Ashley Garvey double to left center to bring home Elise Menaker.

Cornell picked up another unanswered run in the fifth after Samantha Hare hit a homerun to put the score at 2-1. Sophomore Jessica Iwasaki (Cupertino, CA) then came in to relieve Chin, giving up two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings as Bruno fell, 6-1.

Cornell's Jenn Meunier received the win, allowing four hits and striking out four Brown batters. Chin allowed six hits and two runs and struck out four Cornell batters, as Iwasaki (0-5) received the loss.

Bruno tallied the first run of the game during game two when freshman Maria Macrina (Sherrill, NY) singled to left field to bring in freshman Emily Chaddock (Laguna Niguel, CA).

Chaddock was at the mound for Bruno, and kept Cornell scoreless for five innings before being relieved by junior Michelle Moses (Cooper City, FL) In the top of the seventh, Cornell scored its first run of the game when Alyson Intihar doubled to left field to bring in Ashley Wolf who also doubled to left field to tie the game at 1-1.

Brown couldn't produce a run in the seventh, forcing the game into extra innings. Cornell's Campagnolo was up to bat first, and sent it deep and over the fence to take a 2-1 lead. The Bears rallied in the eighth, as Baxter singled to right field and senior Linnea Anderson (El Dorado Hills, CA) singled to center with two outs, but that was as close as they would come, dropping game two, 2-1.

Chaddock pitched five innings, allowing just four hits and striking out two batters in the 20 she faced. Moses (5-5) faced 11 batters in three innings, allowing three hits and giving up two runs to received the loss at the mound.

Brown is scheduled to play Princeton (9-17, 6-0) in a double header tomorrow beginning at 12:30. The Tigers are coming off two wins against Yale this afternoon, defeating the Bulldogs 8-1 and 5-2.