April 11, 2010

Brown Completes Weekend Sweep With Two Wins Against Cornell

Providence, RI – A day after scoring 30 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Princeton, Brown continued swinging the bats well on Sunday afternoon, putting up 28 more runs to complete the weekend Ivy sweep with 13-6 and 15-4 wins against Cornell.  The Bears got a pair of solid pitching performances from starters Matt Kimball (Nashville, TN) and Will Weidig (Katy, TX), while nearly every offensive player performed well at the plate.

In the first game, the Bears scored at least one run in five of the six innings, including five in the third to open up a sizeable lead that would not be relinquished.  Among the Brown players who had impressive games were junior Josh Feit, who notched three doubles and two RBI’s, and rookie Cody Slaughter, who picked up his first collegiate home run in the sixth.

On the mound, Kimball kept the Big Red in check, throwing six strong innings while allowing just four earned runs.  The junior righty also struck out a season-high eight Cornell batters to help Brown to the 13-6 victory.

In the second contest, Bruno came out hitting on all cylinders, scoring 14 runs in the first four innings to jump out to a 14-3 advantage.  Junior Ryan Zrenda (Old Lyme, CT) led the charge for Brown, picking up two doubles and home run in the game, to go along with five RBI’s.

Weidig turned in another solid pitching performance for the Bears, going eight innings and striking out 10.  Sophomore Mike DiBiase also had an impressive day at the plate, picking up two hits in three at bats, including a home run, and knocking in four runs in the 15-4 win.

The Bears will be back in action on Tuesday, when they play a non-league doubleheader at Marist beginning at 2:00 p.m.