Worcester, Mass. – 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.
Senior outfielder Josh Feit (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) moved into the three-hole for the Bears (8-22) and came up big, going 2-for-5 with two RBI. Junior DH Mike DiBiase (Weston, Mass.), who also moved up in the lineup due to the injury to Pete Greskoff (Paoli, Pa.), went 1-for-4 with a run and two RBI.
The Crusaders (18-19-1) leadoff combo of Alex Maldonado and Mike Ahmed combined to go 6-for12 with five runs in the game.
The Bears started off the games' scoring in the top of the second with a RBI single from junior shortstop Graham Tyler (Cranston, R.I.).
Holy Cross quickly tied it up in the bottom of the frame, but Brown responded when Feit reached on an error with two on, which allowed John Suzich (Bethesda, Md.) to score and give the bears a 2-1 lead.
It was the Crusaders who took a 3-2 lead, plating two runners in the bottom of the fourth inning. The lead did not last long, as was the story throughout the beginning of the game. The Bears plated two of their own in the top of the fifth inning, highlighted by a RBI single by Feit.
Brown added to its lead in the top of the sixth on a solo home run from DiBiase. It would be the last time the Bears would hold the lead.
Holy Cross exploded to score seven runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take a 10-5 lead.
Brown did get two runs in the top of the ninth on a RBI single by Feit and a RBI fielder's choice by DiBiase, but that was all the Crusaders would allow.
Brown heads north this weekend for a pivotal Ivy League, four-game set against Rolfe Division-rival Dartmouth.