Cambridge, MA – Harvard took a pair of low-scoring contests from Brown on Monday afternoon, winning by scores of 6-2 and 9-0 to salvage a series split with the Bears, who won both on Sunday. With the losses, Brown falls to 11-22 overall and 8-4 in the Ivy League, tied with Dartmouth for first place in the Rolfe Division.
In the first game, the Bears opened the game with a bang, as sophomore Graham Tyler (Cranston, RI) belted a leadoff home run to right field, giving Bruno an immediate 1-0 lead. Brown tacked on another run in the first on an RBI single from Josh Feit (Woodcliff Lake, NJ), but was shut out the rest of the way by Harvard's Jared Suter, who pitched a complete game against the Bears.
Pitching for Brown, junior Matt Kimball (Nashville, TN) was solid early, holding the Crimson to just two runs through the first four innings. Kimball ran into trouble in the fifth though, as Harvard added two runs in both the fifth and sixth frames to break open a tie game and pull away for a 6-2 victory.
In the rematch, it was Harvard that struck first, picking up a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-0 lead. The Crimson added three more in the third and sixth, eventually pushing the advantage to 9-0. Harvard again got impressive pitching, as a pair of Crimson players combined for the five-hit shutout.
The Bears will be back in action on Wednesday, when they host Holy Cross in a non-league doubleheader beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Pictured: Matt Kimball '11. Photo by dspics.com.