August 17, 2011
Zrenda ’11 Signs Free Agent Deal With Baltimore Orioles
Brown Baseball standout Ryan Zrenda ‘11 has signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Zrenda, an All-Ivy Honorable Mention selection this past season, was a stalwart at third base for the Bears for four years. He is the second player from the class of 2011 to sign a contract with a Major League franchise, joining Matt Colantonio, who signed with the San Diego Padres.
June 22, 2011
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League announced its spring list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were each starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
June 8, 2011
Colantonio Selected in 2011 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres
On day two of the 2011 MLB Draft in Secaucus, N.J., Brown baseball captain Matt Colantonio (Garden City, N.Y.) heard his named called. The senior catcher was selected 683rd overall in the 22nd round by the San Diego Padres. The four-year starter for Brown will now fly directly to Phoenix, Ariz., for mini-camp before heading to the Padres’ short-season single-A affiliate in Eugene, Ore.
May 12, 2011
Six Bears Earn All-Ivy League Baseball Honors
The Ivy League office announced on Thursday afternoon that six Brown baseball players earned All-Ivy honors for the 2011 season. Senior Matt Colantonio (Garden City, N.Y.), junior Mike DiBiase (Weston, Mass.) and sophomores Heath Mayo (Whitehouse, Texas) and John Sheridan (Palo Alto, Calif.) were named to the second team, while seniors Matthew Kimball (Nashville, Tenn.) and Ryan Zrenda (Old Lyme, Conn.) were honorable mention selections.
May 7, 2011
Mayo Selected to Capital One Academic All-District Team
The 2011 Capital One Academic All-District softball teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for the their combined performance on the field and in the classroom. Sophomore pitcher Heath Mayo (Whitehouse, Texas) was a second team selection for District I.
May 3, 2011
Brown Splits Season-Ending Doubleheader Versus Marist
The Brown baseball team wrapped up its 2011 season on Tuesday afternoon at Murray Stadium versus Marist (30-14). The two teams each picked up a win in the seven-inning doubleheader. The Bears (13-29) took game one, 3-1, before falling in extra innings in game two, 4-3 (eight innings).
April 30, 2011
Brown Splits Final Ivy League Doubleheader with Yale
The Brown baseball team wrapped up its Ivy League schedule on Saturday afternoon at Murray Stadium against Yale. The two teams split the doubleheader with Bears taking game one, 6-1, and the Bulldogs winning game two, 18-8.
April 29, 2011
Bears Take Two at Yale, 6-3 & 4-0
In the fight for the top spot in the Rolfe Division, Brown came out on top on Friday, taking two games from Ivy Yale, 6-3 and 4-0. The Ivy League home-and-home series continues at home on Saturday afternoon, 1 p.m. at Murray Stadium.
April 28, 2011
Brown’s Drabinski Taking Different Path on the Diamond
Once know for his brash style as a tough and demanding drill instructor in a baseball uniform, head men's baseball coach Marek Drabinski has changed his way of coaching drastically; and for the better. Drabinski sits down with the Providence Journal's Bill Reynolds.
April 27, 2011
Brown Edged by Bryant, 5-4
Coming off a close victory over URI on Tuesday, Brown hosted its second-straight Rhode Island opponent in Bryant. The Bears jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and led entering the ninth inning, but the Bulldogs were able to plate three runs in the final frame on their way to a 5-4 victory.
April 26, 2011
Brown Tops Instate Rival URI, 7-6
In a back-and-forth contest, Brown came away with the upper hand, plating three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to erase a two run deficit. The Bears used a plethora of pitchers including Kevin Carlow (Mystic, Conn.), who entered the game in the seventh inning. Carlow struck out three in 2.1 innings, while not allowing a hit, to pick up his first win of the season.
April 25, 2011
Bears Drop Doubleheader at Dartmouth, 2-1 & 11-4
In the final two games of a four-game set at Dartmouth, the Brown baseball team was edged 2-1 in game one, before falling in game two, 11-4. Sophomore starter Heath Mayo (Whitehouse, Texas) went 6.1 innings in the first game, keeping the Bears in it till the end, but in the second, the Big Green offense finally got going, plating seven runs in the first three fames.
April 24, 2011
Brown's Pivotal Weekend Series Versus Dartmouth Set Back 24 Hours
Brown's Rolfe Division weekend series versus Dartmouth has been postponed 24 hours. The decision to postpone the games was made because of inclement weather concerns in the area. The Bears (8-22, 6-6 Ivy) and the Big Green (19-10, 6-6 Ivy) will now play on Sunday, April 24, at Noon and Monday, April 25 at either Noon or 1 p.m.
April 24, 2011
Brown Falls In Easter Matchup at Dartmouth
The Brown baseball team headed up to Dartmouth for an Easter Sunday matchup versus the Big Green, but fell in a doubleheader, 7-3 & 11-3. The Bears held a 3-2 lead in game one, but the Dartmouth offense plated five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and continued its momentum into game two.
April 21, 2011
Holy Cross Outscores Brown, 10-7
The Bears trailed Holy Cross 3-2 after four innings, but fought back to take a 5-3 lead after the top of the sixth. It was the Crusaders who fought back however, plating three in the sixth and four more in the seventh to take a commanding 10-5 lead. Brown refused to quit late in the game, and scored two in the final frame, but came up short, falling 10-7.
April 20, 2011
Brown Baseball at Holy Cross Rescheduled to Thursday, April 21
The Brown baseball team, which was scheduled to play at Holy Cross today in a single game at 5 p.m., will now play 24 hours later than initially set. The Bears and Crusaders will play tomorrow, Thursday, April 21, with first pitch coming at 5 p.m.
April 17, 2011
Harvard Storms Back to Split Weekend Series Versus Brown
After Brown took the first two games of a four-game weekend Ivy League series against Harvard, the Crimson fought back to take a split, winning both Sunday games, 6-3 and 12-7. Brown falls to 6-6 in the Rolfe Division, and is now tied with Dartmouth for second place. Yale stands in first with a 8-4 mark.
April 16, 2011
Brown Takes Two From Harvard, Moves Into First-Place Tie in Rolfe Division
Brown took the first two games of a four-game set versus Harvard, improving to 6-4 in Ivy League play and moved into a three-way tie atop the Rolfe Division with Yale and Dartmouth. The Bears won two close ones, 2-0 and 4-3.
April 14, 2011
UConn Tops Brown, 6-2
The Big East preseason favorite Connecticut Huskies (18-12-1) topped the Brown Bears (6-19) on Thursday afternoon at J.O. Christian Field 6-2. The two teams were deadlocked at two in the fourth inning, but UConn plated three runs in the bottom of the frame to take control of the non-conference matchup.
April 13, 2011
Brown vs. UConn Rescheduled for Thursday, April 14 at 2:45 p.m.
Brown was scheduled to take on Connecticut in a single, midweek game on Wednesday, but heavy rains in the Northeast have forced University officials to postpone the game. The contest was initially scheduled for this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. The game will now be played at 2:45 p.m. at Storrs, Conn.
April 12, 2011
Brown Doubleheader Versus Marist Postponed
There will be no baseball this afternoon at Brown University as local meteorologists are forecasting consistent rains in the Providence area all afternoon. The Bears were scheduled to take on Marist in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. University officials have announced that this non-conference matchup will now be played on Tuesday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
April 10, 2011
Brown Rallies Late in Game Two, Splits with Penn
After playing its first 20 games on the road, the Brown baseball made the most of being home at Murray Stadium, going 3-1 on the weekend, splitting a Sunday afternoon series with Penn. The Quakers (15-12, 6-2 Ivy) offense carried them to a 14-5 win in game one, but the Bears (6-18, 4-4 Ivy) were able to battle back behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore Heath Mayo (Whitehouse, Texas) and got a two-RBI single from rookie J.J. Franco (New York, N.Y.) in the bottom of the eighth to take a 4-2 win.
April 9, 2011
Brown Walks Off with 11-Inning Win; Sweeps Columbia
Brown finally had its home opener on Saturday afternoon as the team hosted Columbia in a doubleheader at Murray Stadium. The Bears (5-17, 3-3 Ivy) got a sterling performance from senior pitcher Matthew Kimball (Nashville, Tenn.), who threw a complete game (seven innings) and struck out six on the way to a 2-1 victory over the Lions (11-14, 2-4 Ivy). Game two took 11 innings to decide and it was senior Josh Feit (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) who came up with the biggest hit of the game, getting a walk-off single to give the Bears a 6-5 win and pushed Bruno to .500 in Ivy League play this season.
April 6, 2011
Brown Swept at Siena, 6-3 & 4-3
Brown headed up north to take on Siena in a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon and was topped in both games, 6-3 and 4-3 in the two seven-inning games. Brown took an early 3-0 lead in game one, but a six run fifth inning gave the win to the Saints. In game two, Brown trailed 4-1 entering the sixth inning, but scored two to get back in the game, but could not get any closer.
April 5, 2011
Brown Baseball and Softball Rained Out on Tuesday
The Brown baseball team will not play today at Murray Stadium due to inclement weather in the New England area. The Bears scheduled game against the Quinnipiac Bobcats, which was slated for 3:30 p.m., will not be rescheduled. Brown softball, which was set to take on local rival URI in a doubleheader at 3 p.m., has been postponed until Wednesday, April 13 at 3p.m.
April 3, 2011
Brown Splits in Doubleheader at Cornell
The Brown baseball team picked up its first Ivy League win of the year on Sunday afternoon, topping Cornell 5-2 in game one of a doubleheader. The Bears (3-15, 1-3) were outscored in game two by the Big Red (3-17, 1-3), 13-8.
April 2, 2011
Brown Falls in Ivy League Opener at Princeton
In game one of an Ivy League opening series versus the Princeton Tigers, Brown was outscored 7-4 in seven innings. The Bears continued its recent tendency of scoring late runs, scoring four in the final inning, but it was not enough to overcome an early Princeton lead.
March 30, 2011
Brown Falls to San Jose State in West Coast Finale
Brown wrapped up its six-game West Coast road trip on Wednesday night against San Jose State and was topped 11-4. The Bears found themselves in an early 4-0 hole after the third inning and trailed 6-0 after six. Bruno did not quit however, and continued its trend of scoring late runs, scoring in the seventh, eighth and ninth. The Spartans scored late as well to maintain their lead and sweep the two-game series.
March 29, 2011
San Jose State Tops Brown, 9-4
Brown jumped out to an early 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning, but San Jose State scored five runs in the next two frames to take control of the game and come away with a 9-4 win versus the Bears. It was Bruno fifth game of its West Coast road trip.
March 28, 2011
Santa Clara Downs Brown in Series Finale, 17-3
Brown continued its difficult West Coast road swing on Monday night at Santa Clara and faced a hot Bronco offense which had 34 runs in its past three games. Santa Clara exploded again; plating 10 runs in the first three innings on their way to a 17-3 win.
March 27, 2011
Santa Clara Powers Past Brown in Doubleheader
Playing games two and three of a four-game series, it was the Santa Clara offense which triumphed. Brown was within one, 2-1, in the eighth inning of game one, but the Broncos plated three in the bottom of the frame to take game one, 5-1. In game two, SCU continued its offensive surge in game two, scoring 11 runs in the first three innings, on the way to an 18-3 win.
March 26, 2011
Brown Baseball Versus Santa Clara Doubleheader Rescheduled
Saturday's baseball doubleheader at Santa Clara, which was schedule to start at 4 p.m. EST, has been changed to a single game tonight starting at 8 p.m. EST due to weather conditions. The Broncos and Bears will now play a doubleheader on Sunday starting at 4 p.m. EST.
March 26, 2011
Brown Falls to Santa Clara, 8-3
The Brown baseball team jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against Santa Clara, but the Bronco bats came alive in the fifth inning, scoring five runs in the sixth inning. SCU added one more in the seventh and two more in the eighth to take an 8-3 win in the first of a four-game series.
March 20, 2011
First Annual Home Runs for the Homeless Derby Postponed Until April 11
Providence, RI- Due to poor weather conditions predicted for tomorrow, the Brown University baseball/softball team's First Annual Home Runs for the Homeless Derby scheduled for tomorrow from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at Murray Stadium has been rescheduled for April 11.
March 15, 2011
Brown Downs Northeastern, 6-4
Playing their fifth game in five days and first above the Mason-Dixon Line this year, the Bears (2-6) were able to down Northeastern (2-11) on the road, 6-4. The Bears trailed 2-1 entering the second inning, but the offense continued to roll, scoring at least once in the first four frames.
March 15, 2011
Brown Baseball Sweeps Weekly Ivy League Awards
On the heels of one of the biggest wins in program history against No. 5 Texas in Austin, the Brown baseball team racked up three Ivy League awards as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Junior Mike DiBiase (Weston, Mass.) was named the Player of the Week, while freshman Anthony Galan (Watchung, N.J.) was named co-Rookie and co-Pitcher of the Week. Galan split the awards with Penn rookie Matt Gotschall.
March 13, 2011
Brown Falls to No. 5 Texas, 11-1
The Longhorn offense was firing on all cylinders on Sunday afternoon as No. 5 Texas downed Brown, 11-1 in seven innings. The Brown bats were making contact, tallying seven hits on the game, only three less than Texas’ 10, but it was the Longhorns that were able to push the runs across in this one.
March 12, 2011
Brown Tops No. 5 Texas, 7-3
After taking falling in game one 4-3 earlier in the day, Brown came back to take game two, 7-3 against No. 5 Texas. Facing a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning, the Bears put up three runs in the frame to take control of the game and pick up their first win of the season. The victory against the Longhorns was one the best in program history as Brown knocked off its the highest-ranked opponent ever. The Bears fell in close affair in game one of the doubleheader, 4-3 in seven innings.
March 11, 2011
No. 5 Texas Takes Series-Opener Against Brown, 8-0
The Brown baseball team continued to test itself on Friday night as they took on No. 5 Texas, just four days after opening the season against No. 2 Vanderbilt. The Longhorns (9-4) were able to get their offense rolling early scoring four in the first inning on their way to a 8-0 win over the Bears (0-4).
March 11, 2011
Brown Baseball Faces No. 5 Texas in Four-Game Series
For just the third time in the history of the University of Texas’ baseball program, they will square off against an Ivy League opponent. Brown, which will take on a top-five challenge for the second time this season after starting off the year at No. 2 Vanderbilt, will head to Austin, Texas for a four-game series vs. the Longhorns.
March 9, 2011
Brown Launches Home Runs for the Homeless Campaign
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - This past fall, the Brown University softball and baseball teams began volunteering with Judy's Kindness Kitchen to help serve and prepare food for the Providence homeless. Each year approximately 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness, 1.35 million of them children; and though Rhode Island may be small, the problems its citizens face when it comes to finding safe and adequate housing are still daunting.
March 8, 2011
Kimball Named First Ivy League Pitcher of the Week for 2011 Season
Brown senior pitcher Matt Kimball (Nashville, Tenn.) started the 2011 Bears Baseball season off in impressive fashion, returning to his hometown and taking on the No. 2 team in the country. For his efforts, Kimball was named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week.
March 6, 2011
Late Rally Versus No. 2 Vanderbilt Falls Just Short; Bears Fall to Commodores 6-5 & 6-3
Rain storms in the Music City area on Saturday forced Brown and No. 2 Vanderbilt into a doubleheader on Sunday. The Bears (0-3) made a late surge in game one, closing to within one in the ninth inning after trailing by five entering the eighth, but came up just short. In game two, Brown jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and held the advantage late into the seven-inning affair, but the Commodores (12-2) were able to storm back and plated three in the sixth to take a 6-3 win.
March 5, 2011
Baseball Versus No. 2 Vanderbilt Postponed
The Brown baseball will not play today in Nashville against No. 2 Vanderbilt due to rain in the area. The Commodores and Bears will play a doubleheader tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. Both games on Sunday will be scheduled for nine innings.
March 4, 2011
Inside Brown Baseball: Q&A with Head Coach Marek Drabinski
Just two days before the Brown Bear baseball team opens its 2011 season against No. 2 Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., head coach Marek Drabinski took time to sit down with BrownBears.com and answer questions about the newest edition Brown baseball, including starting the season off against the No. 2 and No. 6 teams in the Country, the return of a potent Brown offensive attack, arms to watch on this year’s staff and the players who might make an impact as early as tomorrow.
March 4, 2011
Brown Edged by No. 2 Vanderbilt 3-1 in Season Opener
The Brown baseball team opened the 2011 season on Friday against the No. 2 team in the nation, Vanderbilt (10-2). The Bears (0-1) got seven strong innings from senior pitcher Matthew Kimball (Nashville, Tenn.), who was impressive in his homecoming performance, limiting the Commodores to just one run, but a two-run eighth inning gave the win to Vandy, 3-1.
February 22, 2011
Brown Baseball 2011 Season Preview
In just 12 days, the collegiate baseball season will begin for Brown University as the Bears baseball team looks to improve off of last season’s 10-10 Ivy League finish. Optimism is high as five All-Ivy performers return to pace an offense that was among the Ivy League’s best last season.
February 14, 2011
Baseball America Tabs Zrenda as Preseason All-Ivy Team Selection
The preseason accolades keep rolling in the Brown Bear baseball team. Baseball America has announced their preseason awards and senior Ryan Zrenda has been chosen as the top third baseman in the Ivy League, heading into the 2011 season. The Bears were also chosen to finish second in the Rolfe Division.
February 9, 2011
Greskoff and Colantonio Receive Preseason Baseball Accolades from College Baseball Insider
With the 2011 season nearly upon us, two Brown position players have been honored by CollegeBaseballInsider.com in their yearly conference preview. In a poll of Ivy League coaches, senior Peter Greskoff was selected as one of the Ivy League’s most dangerous power hitters, while classmate Matt Colantonio received the nod for most underrated hitter.
November 2, 2010
Drabinski Announces 2011 Baseball Schedule
The World Series may have ended last night, but the collegiate baseball season is just around the corner. Brown head baseball coach Marek Drabinski has announced the 18 different opponents and 44 games that the Bears will play beginning on Friday, March 4 at Vanderbilt.