April 27, 2013

Baseball Drops Pair Against Yale in Ivy League Finale

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Kevin Carlow (Mystic, Conn.) pitched seven solid innings on the mound in the opener, but the Brown baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Yale as the Bears fell, 3-1 and 7-2, to wrap up Ivy League play on Saturday at Murray Stadium.

Brown moves to 5-32 overall and 3-17 in league play, while Yale ends its season at 13-25 and 10-10 in conference action.

In the opener, Carlow allowed just two earned runs over all seven innings and struck out six in a losing effort, while counterpart David Hickey also went the distance for the win. Tim McKeithan (Arden, N.C.) collected a pair of hits and John Sheridan (Palo Alto, Calif.) drove in the team's only run.

Yale opened up the scoring with a pair of runs in the second when Cam Squires drove a two-run single up the middle for the 2-0 lead.

Brown answered back with one run in the top of the third. After Cam Wilkie (Mississauge, Ontario) reached on an error and Noah Shulman (Merrick, N.Y.) followed with a single, Sheridan hit a one-run single to left to trim the deficit to one, 2-1.

The Bulldogs padded their lead in the top of the fifth when Tom O'Neill doubled to drive in a run and push the visitors in front, 3-1, for the two-run advantage and eventual victory.

Lucas Whitehill (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) took the mound in the second game and allowed two earned runs over six innings for the loss, while Chris Moates allowed just one run in seven innings for the Bulldogs to pick up the win.

Yale got right to work on the offensive side by scoring one run in each of the first three innings, although two were unearned, for the early 3-0 lead. The Bulldogs tacked on another run in the fifth when Joe Lubanski hit an RBI single to right for the four-run advantage.

Brown jumped on the scoreboard in the sixth as Sheridan drew a one-out walk, stole consecutive bases and then scored on a wild pitch to cut the led to three, 4-1.

After Yale added another run in the eighth, the Bears scored in the bottom half of the frame when Sheridan smacked a single to left field, driving in Cody Slaughter (New Port Richey, Fla.) to cut the lead to 5-2.

However, the Bulldogs added two more runs in the top of the ninth and then shut down the Bears in order to seal the victory and series sweep.

Prior to the game, the Bears honored seniors Will Lacker (Brookline, Mass.), Heath Mayo (Whitehouse, Texas), Sheridan, Slaughter and Carlow for their years of hard work and dedication to the program. 

The Bears return to action on Wednesday, May 1 when they host Marist for a doubleheader at 2 p.m.