Baseball Cruises Past Northeastern, 13-6

Baseball Cruises Past Northeastern, 13-6

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Junior Jake Levine (Newton, Mass.) and rookie Sam Grigo (Westbrook, Conn.) racked up three hits apiece as the Brown baseball team downed Northeastern, 13-6, in eight innings on Sunday at the Central Connecticut State Baseball Field.

Brown (1-5) won in eight innings as the game was called due to darkness, while Northeastern moves to 5-7 on the season.

Grigo went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, one run scored, one walk and a pair of doubles, while Levine scored a pair of runs. Juniors Noah Shulman (Merrick, N.Y.) and Cam Wilkie (Mississauga, Ontario) each had two hits and drove in a pair of runs as part of Brown's 14-hit performance.

Rookie Reid Anderson (Aledo, Texas) earned his first collegiate win as he allowed two earned runs over 5.2 innings to go along with five strikeouts. John Amendola was handed the loss for the Huskies in relief.

After Northeastern jumped on the board early with two runs in the first, the Bears answered right back in the top of the second, when Wilkie drove in Shulman with a sacrifice fly to center. Northeastern responded with one run in the third for the three-run lead.

After Brown tacked on another run in the fourth when Grigo doubled to send in Shulman, the Bears exploded for nine runs in the top of the fifth, using eight hits in the frame to build a seven-run advantage. A total of nine different Bears posted at least one hit in the inning, highlighted by Dan Kerr (Westfield, N.J.) and Nick Fornaca (San Diego, Calif.) with one RBI double apiece.

Despite three runs by the Huskies over the next four innings, Wilkie hit a solo home run in the seventh and Grigo added another RBI double in the eighth, before the game was called early due to darkness to seal the victory.

Brown returns to action on Friday, March 13 when the Bears open a four-game set at North Florida at 6 p.m.