2012 Brown Baseball Headlines

May 18, 2012
Marcal, Fornaca & Franco Earn Baseball All-Ivy Honors
The Ivy League announced its all-conference baseball teams on Friday afternoon and three Brown position players have been honored. Sophomore J.J. Franco (New York, N.Y.) as well as rookies Nick Fornaca (San Diego, Calif.) and Will Marcal (Lexington, Mass.) all garnered All-Ivy recognition. Franco and Fornaca were named to the second team while Marcal earned honorable mention accolades.

May 4, 2012
Sheridan & DiBiase Named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Selections
CoSIDA & Captial One have announced their Academic All-District Baseball Teams and Brown senior designated hitter Mike DiBiase (Weston, Mass.) and junior outfielder John Sheridan (Palo Alto, Calif.) were tabbed as Division I Northeast honorees. The awards recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

May 2, 2012
Brown Falls to Marist in Doubleheader
Brown baseball closed out its home schedule on Wednesday afternoon at Murray Stadium, taking on Marist in a doubleheader. The Bears could not overcome some impressive Red Fox pitching in game one, 6-0, and despite a late comeback in game two, the Bears fell, 4-2.

April 30, 2012
Brown Versus Marist Doubleheader Postponed Until Wednesday
Brown baseball’s home finale will have to wait another day as predicted rain in the Providence area has postponed the Bears’ doubleheader showdown with Marist, 24 hours. Bruno and the Red Foxes will now square off on Wednesday, May 1, at 2 p.m.

April 28, 2012
Late Brown Rallies Fall Short at Yale in Ivy League FInale
Playing in its final two Ivy League games of the 2012 season, the Brown Baseball team showed resolve, rallying late in spite of early game deficits, but could not overcome Yale at its home Stadium, falling 5-4 and 13-7. Junior first baseman Cody Slaughter (New Port Richey, Fla.) went 3-for-3 with an RBI in game one before Bulldogs pitcher Nolan Becker stymied the Bears bats, striking out 16 batters in seven innings.

April 27, 2012
Brown Walks Off With Extra Inning Win Over Yale
Brown baseball split a doubleheader with Yale on Friday at Murray Stadium, the first two-game set of home-and-home series, getting an impressive pitching performance from sophomore starter Anthony Galan (Watchung, N.J.) who went 8.2 innings, striking out 10 batters to put the Bears in a position to win, eventually getting a 2-1 triumph on a bases-loaded walk. Brown appeared poised to sweep the Bulldogs, but Yale’s late rally in game two gave them a 10-8 victory.

April 24, 2012
URI’s Offense Powers Rams Past Brown
The Brown baseball took on in-state rival Rhode Island on Tuesday afternoon at Bill Beck Field, but it was URI’s offense that stood strong, tallying17 hits on its way to a 13-4 Rams win. Sophomore catcher Wes Van Boom (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) led the way for the Bears with a two-run home run in the seventh.

April 21, 2012
Brown’s Offense Explodes in 22-9 Win Over Harvard
The Brown baseball offense came alive on Saturday afternoon at O’Donnell Field, tallying 22 runs on 25 hits in a game two win over Harvard. The Bears nearly took both games of the doubleheader from the Crimson, leading 5-4 in the fourth inning of game one, before Harvard registered a run in the fourth before getting the walk-off in the seventh.

April 18, 2012
Baseball & Softball’s Series with Harvard Moved to Friday-Saturday
Providence, RI- The projected rain in the forecast for this weekend has forced a shift in the schedule for the Brown University baseball and softball teams. Both squads, slated to play a pair of doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday, will now play those games on Friday, April 20th and on Saturday, April 21st.

April 18, 2012
Brown Falls to Holy Cross in Doubleheader
Despite entering Wednesday’s doubleheader on a three-game losing streak, Brown entered with momentum, winning their previous two games in walk-off fashion over Dartmouth and UConn, and boasted the top Ivy League Rookie for the second-consecutive week in Will Marcal (Lexington, Mass.). In the end the Bears offense could not overcome their opponents as the Crusaders scored 21 runs in two games, winning 12-6 and 9-0.

April 17, 2012
Marcal Named Top Ivy Rookie For Second-Consecutive Week
For the second-consecutive week outfielder Will Marcal (Lexington, Mass.) earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors, as announced by the league office this afternoon. Marcal batted .400 on the week with a home run, triple, stolen base and five runs as the Bears walked off with two wins over strong foes in UConn and Dartmouth.

April 15, 2012
Dartmouth Tops Brown In Doubleheader
In the second doubleheader of a four-game weekend series at Murray Stadium between Brown and Dartmouth, the Big Green came away with two wins, using an offensive explosion to tally a 12-1 win in game one before using a late rally to take game two, 9-5. The Bears are now three games behind Dartmouth for the lead in the Rolfe Division.

April 14, 2012
Brown Walks Off with Game One Win in Doubleheader Split Against Dartmouth
The Brown baseball team picked up an important doubleheader split against Rolfe Division leader Dartmouth on Saturday at Murray Stadium. Game one took extra innings, but after the Bears loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth, rookie third baseman Nick Fornaca (San Diego, Calif.) worked a walk for a 4-3 Bruno win. It was the second-straight game that the Bears walked off with a victory after down UConn, 8-7, on Wednesday. Brown fell in game two, 9-5.

April 14, 2012
Live Audio Available for Rolfe Division Showdown Between Brown & Dartmouth
With the top spot in the Rolfe Division on the line Sunday at Murray Stadium as the Brown baseball team squares off in a doubleheader with Dartmouth at noon, live audio as well as live stats will be available for both games.

April 11, 2012
Brown Baseball Walks Off Against UConn, 8-7
In a back-and-forth contest against one of the best teams in the BIG EAST Conference, the Brown Bears came out on top in grand fashion against UConn, getting a walk-off RBI single from senior co-captain Graham Tyler (Cranston, R.I.) to secure the victory, 8-7. Brown’s offense carried the way as the Bears tallied 18 hits against Husky pitching.

April 10, 2012
Marcal Earns Ivy League Rookie of the Week Honors
Brown baseball freshman Will Marcal (Lexington, Mass.) earned the first Ivy League honor for the Bears this season, being named the Rookie of the Week. Marcal batted. 429 and slugged .905 for the week and went 4-for-4 in Brown’s 13-6 win over Princeton.

April 8, 2012
Gormley Throws Seven Scoreless In Game Two; Bears Earn Split Versus Princeton
Brown played its fourth and fifth baseball games in four days on Easter Sunday at Murray Stadium, taking on Ivy League rival Princeton. The Tigers’ Matt Bowman was sharp in game one, striking out 12 in 7.0 innings, leading Princeton to an 8-0 win. The Bears had their own dominating pitching performance as senior Mark Gormley (Milton, Mass.) tossed 7.0 scoreless, positioning Bruno for an eventual 13-6 victory.

April 7, 2012
Cornell Tops Brown in Doubleheader
Brown returned to Ivy League action on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader against Cornell. The Bears and Big Red needed four extras innings to decided game one, but it was the Big Red who were victorious, 10-9, before taking a 12-5 win in game two.

April 4, 2012
Late Brown Comebacks Fall Just Short in Doubleheader Against Siena
Even though the Brown baseball team has played 20 games already this season, they had only played a single home contest. On Wednesday afternoon, the Bears returned to Murray Stadium to take on Siena in a doubleheader. The Saints pitching was able shut down a potent Brown offense early, and despite late-inning comebacks by the Bears, Siena was able to hang on for a 9-5 and 8-6 win. Brown continues its 13-game homestand this weekend against Cornell and Princeton.

April 2, 2012
Bears Battle to Doubleheader Split at Penn
Playing two days later due to inclement weather in the Philly area on Saturday, the Brown baseball team split a two-game set with Penn on Monday afternoon. Junior Heath Mayo (Whitehouse, Texas) earned a compete game victory in game one as the Bears’ offense tallied double-digits runs in the 12-2 victory. The Quakers fought back in game two, tallying two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score tied to take a 7-5 win.

April 1, 2012
Brown Opens Ivy League Play with Doubleheader Split at Columbia
The Brown baseball team started 2012 Ivy League play with a road win, topping Columbia, 4-3, to open a doubleheader. The Bears were outscored in game two, 14-6. Sophomore starter Anthony Galan (Watchung, N.J.) had a complete game win in the first contest while junior John Sheridan’s (Palo Alto, Calif.) RBI-double in the seventh proved to be the difference in the game one win.

March 28, 2012
Brown Splits with San Jose State to End Eight-Game West Coast Road Swing
The Brown baseball completed its eight-game California road trip on Wednesday night, facing off against San Jose State in a doubleheader. The Bears were outscored, 20-8, in game one, but roared back to take game two, 6-4.

March 27, 2012
Brown Edged in Doubleheader at Santa Clara
Twice it looked as though Brown would be able to pick up its first California road trip victory, but the Broncos of Santa Clara were able to keep the Bears from picking up a notch in the win column. Brown was topped 3-0 in game one of the doubleheader and went 12 innings in game two as SCU came away with the 2-1 victory.

March 26, 2012
Pacific Out-slugs Brown, 16-6
Brown was able to take an early 4-0 lead against the Pacific Tigers in the first inning, chasing the Pacific starter from the game after just a single out, but the Tigers swung their way back into the game, plating seven runs in the third inning on their way to a 16-6 win.

March 25, 2012
Late Comeback Pushes Pacific Past Brown, 5-4
Brown jumped out to a 1-0 lead against the Pacific Tigers on Sunday afternoon, and expanded their lead to 4-1 by the top of the seventh inning, but a late Tiger comeback with three runs in the eighth inning gave Pacific the win over the Bears, 5-4.

March 24, 2012
Pacific’s Pitching Pushes Tigers Past Brown in Doubleheader
Brown began its eight-game California road trip on Saturday with a doubleheader against the Pacific Tigers on Saturday, but were topped, 10-0 and 11-4. Pacific got two superb pitching performances from Michael Benson and Kyle Crawford. Benson spun a complete-game six-hitter while Crawford went 8.1 innings for the win.

March 22, 2012
Brown’s Offense Erupts with 21 Hits in a 22-4 Rout of Maine
It was all Brown in the Bears’ home-opener at Murray Stadium on Thursday afternoon as Bruno used 21 hits to blow by Maine, 22-4. The Black Bears held a 4-2 lead after the top of the third inning but Brown used four frames with three-plus runs and some solid pitching from junior Heath Mayo (Whitehouse, Texas) to shut down Maine and outscore the Black Bears 17-0 in the final six innings.

March 18, 2012
Brown Baseball Topped by Tulane, 14-6
Brown jumped out to an early 5-0 lead against Tulane on Sunday afternoon, chasing the Green Wave starter from the game without him retiring a single batter. The lead would not last however, as Tulane scored in each of the first three innings, including six runs in the third to take control on their way to a 14-6 victory.

March 17, 2012
Sheridan’s Perfect Day Not Enough as Tulane Explodes Early
Junior centerfielder John Sheridan (Palo Alto, Calif.) moved back to the leadoff spot on Saturday at Tulane and went 4-for-4, but the Green Wave put a 10-spot on the board in the first inning on their way to a 20-2 victory over Brown baseball at Greer Field.

March 16, 2012
Tulane Walks-Off Against Brown, 8-7
Brown trailed 6-5 entering the ninth in the first of a three-game series against Tulane, but the Bears plated two runs in the ninth to take a 7-6 lead. In the end it was the Green Wave who came out on top as they plated two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame to take a 8-7 victory.

March 14, 2012
Brown Edged at Northeastern, 4-3
The Brown baseball team took an early 2-0 lead on the road at Northeastern on the strength of junior Cody Slaughter’s (New Port Richey, Fla.) two-run home run, but the Huskies fought back to tie the game at three in the second inning, before taking the lead in the fifth and holding on for a victory over the Bears, 4-3. It was NU’s home-opener and the second-straight year they played Bruno in a one-run game at Freidman Diamond to start their home slate. Last season Brown was victorious, 6-5.

March 4, 2012
Bears Fall at FIU in Series Finale, 8-3
Junior starter Kevin Carlow (Mystic, Conn.) went 5.0 innings for Brown, allowing just two earned runs and five hits, while striking out three, but FIU was able to take advantage of him leaving the game, scoring three runs as soon as he exited on their way to a 8-3 win over the Bears. FIU improves to 4-5 on the year, while the Bears fall to 0-3 after their opening series of the season.

March 3, 2012
FIU Battles Back to Top Brown, 4-3
For the second-straight game the Brown baseball team was right with the FIU Panthers, but in the end it was the home team who was able to come away with a one run victory. Brown also scored two runs in the first inning for the second-straight game but FIU came back to take a 4-3 lead in the fifth. The Bears got two runners on base in the ninth inning, but the Panthers’ closer was able to shut the door on the FIU win.

March 2, 2012
Brown Baseball Edged in Season-Opener at FIU, 6-5
The Brown baseball team began its 2012 season on Friday night, taking on FIU in the first of a three game set. The Bears took an early 2-0 lead against the Panthers, plating two in the first inning, but FIU battled back to take a 5-3 lead after the fourth. Brown tied it up in the seventh inning, but the Panthers first baseman Adam Kirsch hit the game’s only home run in the bottom half of the frame to give FIU a 6-5 victory.

December 13, 2011
Baseball Team Set to Host First Annual Bruno Baseball Banquet
The Brown University Baseball Team will hold its first annual Bruno Baseball Banquet on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 6 p.m. at The Faculty Club located at 1 Magee St. in Providence, R.I. on the campus of Brown University. The evening will serve as a kickoff to the 2012 Brown University Baseball Season.

November 4, 2011
Drabinski Announces 2012 Brown Baseball Schedule
Brown baseball head coach Marek Drabinski has announced the 2012 schedule, and a demanding early season nonconference slate will once again serve to prepare the Bears for the Ivy League schedule. Brown will square off against NCAA Regional participant FIU to open the season on March 2, before opening its Ivy portion on March 31 at Penn. The Bears will also host 2011 NCAA qualifier Maine at Murray Stadium on March 22, in the team’s home-opener after making their annual eight-game, West Coast road-trip.