The Brown baseball team dropped its third straight game on Monday, falling to the Liberty Flames 12-6. The loss dropped Brown to 3-8 overall on the young season.
Brown's defense proved to be the Achilles' Heel, as the Bears made five errors behind starter Jamie Grillo, who went 5-plus innings and gave up 7 hits and 7 runs, four earned.
Liberty went up 1-0 in the home half of the first, but Brown tied the game in the third after Dan Spring doubled and Rick Lynn singled him home. After the Flames countered with a run in the bottom of the third, Liberty broke the game open with five runs in the sixth, sandwiched between two runs in the fifth and seventh, pulling ahead 12-2.
Brown rallied in the ninth to score four runs off the Liberty bullpen. Freshman John Magaletti walked with one out, and was doubled to third by freshman pinch-hitter Matt Kutler. After freshman Bobby Deeb walked, senior Dan Kantrovitz also drew a walk, forcing Magaletti home. Senior captain Todd Iarussi was then hit by a pitch, forcing home another run. Shaun Gallagher hit into a fielder's choice, plating Deeb and scoring Kantrovitz on a throwing error by the second baseman.
The Bears will be back in action on Tuesday, facing VMI.