April 9, 2008
Kingston, RI - Despite a valiant effort, the Brown softball team (5-16, 0-8 Ivy) dropped two games in a doubleheader at the University of Rhode Island (12-22) on Wednesday afternoon. The Bears lost game one, 3-2, and the next 4-2. Junior Kelsey Wilson (Monterey, CA) gave an outstanding effort, as she went five-for-seven from the plate, scoring two runs, two RBIs, and earning her first homerun of the season.
After three scoreless innings in game one, the Rams registered a trio of runs in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead over the visiting Bears. With Rhody runners on first and second base, MaryBeth Ball singled to right center to bring in its first run of the game. Danielle Quimby singled to left field scoring Leah DiBussolo and then Petersen followed up with a single to left center to score the Rams' third run of the inning.
Trailing by three with just three frames remaining, the Bears clawed their way back in the top of the seventh by scoring two runs to bring Bruno within one with two outs. Pinch hitter Emily Chaddock (Laguna Niguel, CA) doubled to center field, and sophomore Brittany Lavine (Peoria, AZ) tallied a double as well to bring in Bruno's first run. With two outs and a runner on second, Linnea Anderson (El Dorado Hills, CA) walked, and Wilson hit an RBI single to bring the Bears within one. That was a close as Brown would come, dropping the first game 3-2.
Junior Michelle Moses (Cooper City, FL) dropped to 5-7 on the season after giving up eight hits and three runs in her six innings of work.
Rhode Island got its offense rolling early in game two, posting two runs in the third with Brown's Kristie Chin (Katy, TX) at the mound. Rhody's Kelsey Duffy reached first on a fielding error, and with one out, Borden tripled to bring in a run. Then, Jackie Kampmeier singled to Chin to bring Rhody's lead to 2-0.
With two outs in the fourth, Brown's Wilson smacked a double down the left field line. Chaddock reached first on a throwing error by URI's shortstop, as Wilson reached home to bring Bruno within one.
Rhode Island then scored back-to-back runs in the fifth and sixth innings, as Brown tallied one in the sixth. With two outs, Wilson launched a homerun to left field, but that was as close as the Bears would come, dropping game two, 4-2.
At the mound, Chin allowed five hits and four runs (three earned) this afternoon, dropping to 0-2 on the season. Wilson led the Bears with five hits, as freshman Maria Macrina (Sherrill, NY) and Lavine both tallied two.
Brown is back in action on Saturday, when it hosts Dartmouth for a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.