Brown baseball routs URI in doubleheader

The Brown baseball team swept the University of Rhode Island in a doubleheader played Tuesday at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, collecting 41 hits and 27 runs in the two games en route to victories of 12-3 and 15-3 scores.

In the first game, Brown scored ten runs over the final four innings to rally from a 3-2 deficit and take the 12-3 win. Freshman Sam Jennings pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-hit relief, and the Brown offense collected 17 hits to pace Brown to victory, snapping a two-game losing streak. All but one Brown starter had at least one hit, and six Bears had multi-hit games, led by freshman Matt Kutler, who went 4-4 with 5 RBI. Rob Deeb went 3-4, scoring two runs, while Todd Iarussi went 2-3 with a pair of doubles, scoring three times.

URI had four pitchers victimized by the Brown bats in the first game, while Justin Lamboy paced the Ram offense with a 2-3 performance at the plate, including an RBI.

The second game was all Brown from the first pitch, as the Bears jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first two innings. Every Brown starter had at least one hit, and Shaun Gallagher and Spring each launched homers over the left field fence. Gallagher, who is currently in the midst of a 16-game hitting streak, went 3-4 on the day, with 3 ribbies and a run scored, while Iarussi went 3-5 with 2 runs scored. Greg Metzger, who had homered in the first game, scored twice while going 3-4.

On the mound, Frank Philbrick overwhelmed URI, throwing five shutout innings before the Rams touched him up for three runs, one earned, in the sixth. Philbrick scattered five hits and fanned six Ram batters in collecting the win for the Bears.

Jon Scullin and Mike Schiappa each had two hits for Rhody, who used four pitchers in the game. Matt Preston took the loss for the Rams.

The Bears are in action on Wednesday afternoon, hosting Quinnipiac at Aldrich-Dexter Field.