April 18, 2010

Brown Softball Splits with Harvard

Cambridge, MA- Sophomore Sandra Mastrangelo hit an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning to lead the Brown University softball team to a 1-0 victory over Harvard in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. The Bears couldn't hang on in game two, and fell 4-1 after Harvard's Jessica Ferri hit a three RBI double in the bottom of the sixth to earn a 4-1 victory.

Kristie Chin pitched a stellar game during Bruno's 1-0 win against the Crimson. She pitched all seven innings and allowed just two hits, no runs, two walks and struck out three batters to improve to 9-2 on the season.

Senior Amanda Asay got the Bears started in the top of the seventh with a single down the left field line, as pinch runner Danielle Comissiong replaced Asay at first. Then, Brown grounded out and popped out, but Mastrangelo rallied for the Bears and smoked a single to left field to bring home the game-winning run.

Designated hitter Alyssa Caplan was 2-for-3 from the plate, as Mastrangelo went 1-for-1 with one RBI.

In game two, Harvard was able to get on the scoreboard first as the Crimson tallied a run in the bottom of the second inning. But the Bears fought back in the third and and once again rallied with two outs. After two groundouts, freshman Stephanie Thompson reached first on a walk, and sophomore Kate Strobel reached after being hit by a pitch. Then, Asay singled up the middle to bring in Thompson to tie the game 1-1.

Both teams were held scoreless for the next two innings until Harvard came up with a three-run sixth inning which was enough to secure the win. Freshman Liz DiMascio received the loss on the mound for the Bears to move to 6-10 on the year. She pitched six innings and allowed three hits, four runs and walked six batters.

Bruno will travel back to Cambridge to play two more games against the Harvard Crimson. The first game will begin at 2:00 p.m.