PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Seniors Rob Henry (Cranston, R.I.) and Josh Huntley (Aurora, Colo.) recorded three hits apiece to lead the Brown baseball team past Harvard in the second game, 7-3, as the two teams split Saturday's Ivy League doubleheader at Murray Stadium.
Harvard claimed the first game, 3-2, to move to 14-20 and 3-11 in the league, while Brown now stands at 12-19 overall and 5-9 in the Ivies.
Henry went 7-for-9 between the two games to pace the Brown offense, adding two triples, one double, two steals and four runs scored out of the leadoff spot.
Game 1: Harvard 3, Brown 2
Henry led the Bears with a 4-for-4 showing in the opener with two runs scored as one of six Bears with at least one hit.
Ian Miller went the distance for the Crimson, allowing two runs over seven innings to earn the win. Christian Taugner (Roselle, Ill.) also went the full seven frames, giving up three runs with a trio of strikeouts.
Harvard scored all three of its runs on four hits in the second inning, as Ben Skinner and Josh Ellis hit back-to-back two-run RBI singles for the three-run lead.
Sam Grigo (Westbrook, Conn.) and Huntley responded with sacrifice flies in the third and fifth innings, respectively, to pull the home side within one run. The Bears managed a pair of hits in the bottom of the seventh, but Miller came up with a final pop out to secure the win.
Game 2: Brown 7, Harvard 3
Brown registered 11 hits in the second game, as rookie Cameron Deere (Los Angeles, Calif.) went 2-for-4 to join Henry and Huntley with multiple-hit efforts. Huntley hit his third home run of the season and added a pair of RBIs.
Freshman Will Tomlinson (Irvine, Calif.) provided six strong innings to pick up the win, allowing three runs with six strikeouts. Samuel Hauser (New York, N.Y.) and Dante Bosnic (Lutz, Fla.) combined for three scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Harvard scored two runs in the first and another in the second for an early three-run lead, but the Brown pitching staff held the Crimson scoreless over the final seven frames.
Brown exploded for six runs on five hits in the third inning, taking advantage of two Crimson errors in the field. After Henry scored on an error, Huntley launched a two-run homer over the right field fence to even the score. Garett Delano (Callahan, Fla.) and Willy Homza (Anchorage, Alaska) added consecutive RBI hits before Homza crossed the plate on an error to round out the inning.
After Marc Sredojevic (Mendham, N.J.) hit an RBI single up the middle in the sixth, Hauser came in for two scoreless frames and Bosnic closed the game with a 1-2-3 ninth to seal the win.
Brown and Harvard will wrap up the four-game series tomorrow with a doubleheader starting at noon.