Pioneers Take Two From BearsThe Brown baseball team was swept by Sacred Heart on Tuesday, as the Pioneers took wins by 8-6 and 13-11 scores. The losses dropped Brown to 16-21 on the season, while Sacred Heart improved to 16-19.
In the first game, Sacred Heart rallied back from a 5-1 deficit after two, scoring three runs in the fourth and sixth, sandwiched around a single run in the fifth, to take command. Brown's offense managed 17 hits in the game, but left the bases loaded twice, stranding a total of 11 runners in the game. Dan Scott pitched the final 1 1/3 for the Pioneers to seal the win, as he shut down Brown, allowing just three hits and no runs.
The Brown offense was paced in the first game by Rick Lynn and Matt Kutler, who each went 4-5, scoring five runs between them. Lynn also set the Brown school record for stolen bases in a season, stealing four to bring his record total to 30 this season. Dan Kantrovitz also belted a homer for the Bears.
Sacred Heart continued its hot hitting in the second game, scoring 11 runs in the first three innings to take an 11-2 lead after three, and held on to take a 13-11 win despite a late Brown rally.
Offensively, Brown managed 15 hits off three Sacred Heart pitchers. Dan Scott, who saved the first game for the Pioneers, went 5 2/3, allowing 12 hits and 7 earned runs. Charles Ristano relieved Tom Asta in the 7th and got the final two outs for the save. Justin Lebowitz, who gave up 5 runs in 2/3 of an inning, took the loss for Brown.
Three Bears hit homers in the game, as Kantrovtiz, Lynn and freshman Harris Frankel all went yard. Kantrovitz went 4-5 with 3 runs and 3 RBI to pace the Brown offense.
The Bears host Yale in a doubleheader on Friday at noon.