Bears Fall To #16 Gators In Series Finale
March 14, 2004
Gainesville, FL - The Brown baseball team was only able to produce one run in the series finale with #16 Florida on Sunday afternoon, as it fell 14-1. The Bears scored their lone run in the top of the second inning but the Gators, riding a 13 game winning streak, broke the game open in the bottom of the inning en route to its 18th victory of the season. Brown, who was led by sophomore Danny Hughes' two hits on the afternoon, is now 0-3 with the Gators earning the three-game sweep.
Sophomore James Cramphin made his debut on the mound, pitching five full innings. Despite the Gators picking up 13 of their 14 runs against Cramphin, only five were earned. Senior Harris Frankel came in to relieve fellow senior Jason Priede to close out the game for the Bears. In two and one-thirds work, Frankel allowed no hits, walking one and striking out one.
Offensively, Brown recorded six hits on the day. Hughes is now batting .440 on the season after going 2-3 today. Junior Chris Contrino, sophomore Ethan Burton, freshman Devin Thomas and junior Bobby Wiginton all added singles as well.
Florida got three runs on four hits in the opening inning but the Bears quickly cut the lead down to two in the next inning with Contrino singling home sophomore Paul Christian. That was as close as Bruno would get though as the Gators hammered the Bears with seven runs in the bottom half of the second to take a nine run advantage.
Brown had just one batter reach base over the next three innings as Florida widened the gap to 13 by the end of the sixth inning for the decisive 14-1 final.
Brown will be back in action next weekend at Appalachian State for a pair of doubleheaders starting on Saturday at noon. The two will square off again on Sunday at 1 p.m.