Brown Falls to Holy Cross 17-12

April 23, 2009

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Worcester, MA - The Bears fell on the road against Holy Cross on Thursday afternoon, losing 17-12 despite a furious late inning rally to get back in the game. Sophomore Pete Greskoff (Paoli, PA) continued his terrific season at the plate, hitting a pair of home runs and driving in a game-high seven RBI's. With the loss, Brown falls to 19-17-1 overall, and remains at 12-4 in Ivy League play.

The action started off poorly for Brown, as Holy Cross scored 11 runs over the first three innings while holding Bruno off the scoreboard, building a nearly insurmountable lead. Brown finally got on the board in the top of sixth, when Greskoff hit the first of his two shots, putting three runs up for the Bears. Unfortunately, however, the Crusaders answered back with four more of their own in the bottom of the frame, extending the lead to 15-3.

After trading runs with Holy Cross over the next two innings, the Bears entered the top of the ninth trailing 17-5. However, the team finally found its rhythm, as the first seven batters of the frame reached base. The rally was highlighted by a grand slam by Greskoff and an RBI double from senior Robert Papenhause (Hillsborough, CA), one of four hits on the night for the first baseman. Ultimately though, the comeback bid came up short, as Brown scored seven runs to pull within 17-12 before Holy Cross was able to close out the contest.

The Bears will be back in action this weekend, when they play a home-and-home series against Yale starting at noon on Saturday in New Haven.