Bears' Offense Sputters in Loss to Cornell, Game 2 Postponed
April 1, 2007
Ithaca, NY - Freshman right-hander Will Weidig (Katy, TX) threw six solid innings against Cornell on Sunday, but it was not enough, as the Brown baseball team (7-12, 2-1 Ivy League) picked up its first Ivy League loss of the season, 2-1, to the Big Red (8-11, 2-1). The Bears had their share of opportunities to score, stranding 11 runners over seven innings. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed in the bottom of the second inning due to rain, and will be replayed on Monday at noon.
In the early innings, the Bears looked like they would jump out to a big lead. They loaded the bases with one out in the first, but came away empty-handed. In the second, they loaded the bases with two outs, getting one run when senior catcher Devin Thomas (Gainesville, FL) walked, but that would be all the scoring for the Bears in the game.
Weidig stifled the Big Red bats for nearly all of his 6.0 innings en route to tossing his first career complete game. He allowed just four hits and three walks, striking out seven batters to tie junior Jeff Dietz (Altamonte Springs, FL) for the team lead with 18 in 8.2 fewer innings.
Sophomore Dan Shapiro (Basking Ridge, NJ) scored Brown's lone run, going 1-for-3. Junior J.J. Eno (Kahului, HI) was 1-for-2 with two walks, while Thomas was 1-for-3 with the Bears' lone RBI on that walk. As a team, the Bears managed just four hits, with Dietz picking up the fourth to go 1-for-4, but Cornell pitchers allowed seven walks and hit two batters, and the Big Red defense made two errors.
Cornell held a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second and had two runners on when the game was delayed, then later postponed, due to rain. It will be replayed in its entirety on Monday.