Bears Topple Sacred Heart 11-5

April 27, 2004

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Bridgeport, CT - The Brown baseball team scored six unanswered runs to take an 11-5 win over Sacred Heart in non-conference action Tuesday night at Harbor Yard Field. Freshman righthander Ethan Silverstein took to the mound in the fifth and shutdown the Pioneers,allowing just one unearned run and one hit the rest of the way. Freshman Robert Dykehouse went 2-5 with three RBI in the win. Brown is now 14-21 overall.

The Bears jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the opening fram with sophomore Danny Hughes doubling in fellow sophomore Paul Christian, who led-off the game with a double to centerfield. The Pioneers then took a 2-1 lead with a two-run second, tallying a single, double and a triple.

After a scoreless third, Brown used its wheels to take a 4-2 advantage in the fourth. The Bears stole three bases in the inning, including a pair of third base swipes by junior Jeff Nichols and Dykehouse. Junior Bobby Wiginton drove in two runs with a single to centerfield after Brown got its first run of the inning due to a Sacred Heart error. A sacrifice fly by junior Chris Contrino in the top of the fifth gave Brown a three run lead, 5-2.

The Pioneers matched the Bears output in the fourth with a three-run fifth to tie up the game at 5 apiece. The sixth inning went scoreless despite a one out double by Christian but the Bears didn't let their scoring chances go to waste in the seventh as they rallied together three runs to take the lead for good, 8-5. Brown tallied three hits and drew three walks in the frame with Nichols and Dykehouse recording an RBI each.

The runs kept coming in the next inning with Brown scoring three more to break the game open. Dykehouse brought in two more runs with a single to left center. Contrino drove in the other run with a rip to rightfield.

In addition to Dykehouse's three RBI, Wiginton added three as well. Christian went 3-4 with two runs scored. Hughes was 2-4 with two runs scored while Nichols went 2-6 with three runs scored and one driven in. The win for Silverstein was his second straight as he improves to 3-2 on the year.

Brown will continue action tomorrow at home versus Connecticut at 3:30 p.m.