New Haven, CT – Brown split a pair of games with Yale in its final Ivy League games of the season on Saturday, winning the first contest 8-3 before falling 14-7 in the rematch. The second game loss officially eliminates Brown from the Red Rolfe division title, as Dartmouth clinched the top seed and spot in the Ivy playoffs.
In the first game, junior starter Matt Kimball (Nashville, TN) turned in a terrific performance, holding Yale off the scoreboard through the first four innings, and allowing just three runs overall in a complete game outing. Offensively, the Bears were again led by junior Pete Greskoff (Paoli, PA), who was 3-4 at the plate with two doubles and a pair of RBI's.
Brown took advantage of Kimball's pitching to jump out to a 7-0 lead through the first four innings, as the Bulldogs were unable to get a runner across home plate. Junior Josh Feit (Woodcliffe Lake, NJ) came up with several clutch hits as the Bears built the lead, hitting RBI singles in both the second and third frames. The Bulldogs tacked on three runs in the late innings, but were unable to complete the comeback, as Brown took an 8-3 opening win.
In the second contest, both teams were on the board early, as Brown's two runs in the top of the second were quickly answered by four from Yale in the bottom of the inning. Feit again had the big hit for the Bears in the second, as his two-run single gave Brown an early 2-0 lead.
Yale's offense continued rolling though, as the home squad pushed out to an 11-2 advantage through four innings before Brown was able to come up with three runs in the fifth to pull to within 11-5. Greskoff continued his prodigious day at the plate, belting a two-run double in the frame. The Bulldogs continued to match Bruno run for run in the late innings though, holding on to take a 14-7 victory.
The Bears will be back in action on Wednesday, when they travel to Bryant for the final game of the season at 3:30 p.m.