April 22, 2004
The Brown softball team dropped a doubleheader with Providence on Thursday, April 22. The Bears dropped the first game, 2-1, in extra innings and, 10-3, in game two. The Bears are now 12-17 on the season.
In game one, both teams remained scoreless through three and a half innings of play. Brown threatened in the third, but was unable to score with the bases loaded. The Bears kept up the intensity and got on the board first in the fourth. Freshman Courtney Jenkins led off the inning with a single through the left side. Then with one out, freshmen Andrea Miranda and Melissa Ota reached on a fielders' choice to load the bases. Pinch runner, senior Barbara Maloni scored on a wild pitch to give the Bears a 1-0 advantage over the Friars.
However, Providence answered back in the fifth to knot the score at one. After leading off the inning with a triple to the right field fence, the Friars scored two plays later on an RBI single to centerfield.
At the end of seven the score remained tied, but Providence scored the winning run in the eighth on a solo homerun over the left field fence.
The Bears out-hit the Friars 9-6 in the game with three players going 2-4.
In game two, the Friars jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a solo homerun over the centerfield fence. With runners on first and second, Providence tallied their third homerun of the day to take a 4-0 advantage over Brown in the first.
The Friars continued hitting the ball hard and added a run in the second, taking a 5-0 lead over the Bears.
Taking advantage of a fielding and throwing error by the second baseman, Brown brought the game within two, 5-3, in the fifth inning.
However, Providence tacked on three runs on four hits in the bottom of the inning and two on a two-run home run in the sixth to increase their lead, 10-3. The Friars shut down the Bears in the seventh to secure the win.
Brown will return to action in a crucial Ivy League weekend when they host Dartmouth on Saturday, April 24 and Harvard on Sunday, April 25. Both doubleheaders will begin at 1 p.m.