Bears Fall To High Point and Elon

Bears Fall To High Point and Elon

March 28, 2006

Box Score

Brown dropped a pair of games to High Point and Elon on Tuesday as the Bears are still in search of their first win of the season. Despite 12 hits, Brown was out-done by Elon's 20 as it fell 16-8. Junior Bryan Tews' homerun in the third inning proved to be Brown's only run against High Point earlier in the day, as it fell 2-1 to the Panthers.

Brown scored two runs in the second before Elon plated four runs in the bottom half of the inning to grab a 4-2 lead. Freshman Dan Shapiro and sophomore Ryan Murphy drove in the Bears two runs.

The Bears quickly jumped back on top with a big third inning, scoring four runs, to take a 6-2 lead. Freshman Rob Papenhouse tripled in three runs as he ended up scoring on the play as well with an Elon fielding error. Junior Devin Thomas drove in Brown's other run after senior Danny Hughes recorded a lead-off double. The Phoenix quickly spoiled things once again though, with five runs in the bottom of the inning, retaking the lead, 9-6.

Thomas got the Bears to within two with an RBI single in the fourth but the Phoenix fired right back with three more runs in the bottom half of the frame. They added runs in the fifth and sixth as well, extending their lead to seven, 14-7.

Senior Danny Hughes hit a solo homerun in the eighth to make it a 14-8 game but Elon tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the eighth for the 16-8 final.

Freshman Dan Shapiro, Hughes, Tews and Papenhouse led Brown with two hits each while Thomas and Papenhouse drove in two runs apiece. Sophomore Jeff Dietz suffered the loss on the mound

Tews solo shot in the third inning against High Point proved to be the lone extra base hit of the game as the Panthers scored the winning run in the eighth inning off a pair of singles.

Brown's one through six hitters all went 1-4 on the day, including Tews, as High Point edged the Bears with nine total hits on the day. Junior Ethan Silverstein pitched 7.0 innings, allowing both runs. He struck out six.