April 24, 2006

Bears Split Second Doubleheader With Harvard

April 24, 2006

Box Score

Cambridge, MA - In its second doubleheader with Harvard, the Brown baseball team (11-20, 9-7) rallied for a big 16-2 win over the first place Crimson in game two after falling 5-2 in the opening game. Harvard took both games of the first doubleheader on Saturday, placing the Bears four games out of first place with just four games left this season.

Sophomore Jeff Dietz earned the win on the mound in game two, allowing just two runs in eight complete innings. At the plate, he drove in four of the Bears 16 runs himself, going 2-4 on the day. Brown took an early 2-1 lead and never looked back, putting the game out of reach for Harvard with nine runs in the top of the ninth. The Bears rocked the Crimson pitching staff for 17 hits, including three apiece by senior Paul Christian and junior Bryan Tews.

Christian drove in four runs total with a double and a pair of singles. The entire Brown line-up recorded a hit and also scored atleast one run, including three by freshman Steve Daniels.

Already holding a commanding 7-2 lead heading into the final inning, Brown pounded out eight hits, including two-run singles by Dietz and senior Danny Hughes.

The night cap proved to be a complete contrast of game one as the Bears managed just two runs off five hits. Holding a 2-0 lead early on, Harvard tied things up in the bottom of the third and went on to take a decisive 3-2 lead in the fourth. A pair of insurance runs in the sixth sealed the Crimson's third straight victory over Brown as it failed to get a rally going in the seventh.

Junior Ethan Silverstein suffered the loss, going 5.1 innings in which he allowed five runs, four earned. Junior Devin Thomas, freshman Dan Shapiro, Hughes, Dietz and Christian tallied Brown's five hits, all of them singles.

Brown will play a doubleheader at Marist on Tuesday before wrapping up Ivy League play with a home and home series with Yale on Friday and Saturday.