Harvard Storms Back to Split Weekend Series Versus Brown
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – 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.
In game one, freshman pitcher Anthony Galan (Watchung, N.J.) was unhitable to start, tossing four perfect frames to begin the game. Brown took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth. Three-straight singles capped by junior Mike DiBiase's (Weston, Mass.) RBI knock through the right side. Senior Josh Feit (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) made it four singles in the inning for the Bears, and a 2-0 lead as his hit allowed senior Pete Greskoff (Paoli, Pa.) to score.
The lead did not last however as the Crimson got to Galan in the top of the fifth with a solo home run by Marcus Way. Three-straight singles by Harvard tied the game at two and forced Brown's rookie pitcher out of the game.
Harvard saved its best for last as its offense tallied five hits, which led to four runs and put the Bears in a deep hole in the final frame.
Brown did get one back on an RBI double from sophomore John Sheridan (Palo Alto, Calif.), but could get no closer, falling 6-3.
The Harvard offense continued to roll in game two, racking up four runs in the first inning. The Crimson were locked in, scoring at least one run in each of the first six innings, failing to score in just two frames of the nine-inning affair.
The Bears did hit as well, racking up 13 (Harvard had 16), but Brown was only able to plate runners in four different innings.
Despite the loss, several Bears finished with impressive lines in game two. Sheridan went 2-for-5 with a run and stolen base, Feit finished 3-for-5 with two RBI, DiBiase was 1-for-4 with a run, walk and two RBI, while seniors Matt Colantonio (Garden City, N.Y.) and Ryan Zrenda (Old Lyme, Conn.) each had productive days, going 1-for-4 with three runs and a RBI, and 3-for-5 with a RBI, respectively.