PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to rally past Georgetown, 11-10, in game two of Saturday's doubleheader to open the three-game series.
Brown (6-6) also topped Georgetown in the first game, 2-0, to win its sixth straight contest. Georgetown drops to 13-10 overall.
Rookie Garett Delano (Callahan, Fla.) went 4-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs and three runs scored. Junior Sam Grigo (Westbrook, Conn.) added three hits, including a double and triple, and also drove in two runs. Senior Rob Henry (Cranston, R.I.) scored a pair of runs and seven different players had at least one hit.
Rookie Calvin Farris (San Diego, Calif.) earned the win in relief, while junior Reid Anderson (Aledo, Texas) allowed three earned runs in five innings with five strikeouts as the starter. Jimmy Swad was saddled with the loss for the Hoyas.
Georgetown raced out to the early lead with five runs over the first two frames, but the Bears answered with two runs in the third, as Josh Huntley (Aurora, Colo.) and Marc Sredojevic (Mendham, N.J.) hit consecutive RBI doubles.
After Beau Hall hit a solo shot in the top of the fourth, the Bears kept it going with three runs in the bottom half, starting when Delano hit an RBI double to right center. Henry drove home Delano with a single through the left side and Grigo added a one-run triple to round out the frame.
Delano evened the score for the Bears with a leadoff solo homer in the sixth, before Grigo pushed the Bears in front, 7-6, with a single to right field. Georgetown came right back, however, with two runs on three hits in the seventh to regain the lead. The Hoyas then added a pair of runs in the top of the ninth for the three-run advantage.
Brown's rally started when Delano hit an RBI single to short and Willy Homza (Anchorage, Alaska) scored on a throwing error. The Bears followed with back-to-back runs on a passed ball and a wild pitch to even the score, 10-10. After Rich Ciufo (Medford, N.Y.) and Henry both walked to load the bases, Grigo drew another walk to send in Frank Caprio (Providence, R.I.) for the win.
Brown outhit the Hoyas, 12-11.
Brown and Georgetown will wrap up the three-game series tomorrow at 1 PM.