March 13, 2006
Norfolk, VA - Sophomore Amy Baxter brought in senior Mary Seid on a bunt single giving the Bears a 7-5 lead in the tenth inning, as Brown went on to defeat James Madison 7-6 in their final match-up of the Virginia Beach Tournament this weekend. In the opening game of the day Brown fell short coming back from a 4-0 deficit, falling to Delaware 4-3.
In the early match-up with the Blue Hens, Seid and freshman Ava Amini were both a force at the plate going 2-4 and crossing the plate for the Bears. Freshman Kelsey Wilson finished the game going 1-3, while freshman Michelle Moses recorded the loss on the mound.
Freshman pitcher Kristen Schindler held the JMU offense to five hits through six innings while allowing no runs and seemed to have the game in control heading into the bottom of the seventh with a 3-1 lead.
JMU was able to tack on two runs late in the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings.
The teams then exchanged runs under the international rules format for the next two innings to bring the score to 5-5.
In the top of the 10th, Best came in to score on a bunt single and a throwing error to give the Bears a 6-5 lead. Brown added another run in the inning when Baxter reached on a bunt single, scoring Seid to give the Bears a 7-5 lead.
JMU responded with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning as Jenn Chavez lifted a sacrifice fly to center to score Katie Cochran and cut the Brown lead to 7-6. With a runner on second and two outs, freshman Heather Garrison sneaked out of the jam by getting Megan Smith to pop out and clinch the win for Brown.
Leading the way for Brown offensively was Seid who went 3-5 with two RBI and getting the game winning run. Wilson tallied her first homerun of her collegiate career, getting a solo homerun.
The Bears will return to action on Friday March 24 when they take on St. Francis in their opening game at the UMBC Tournament at 8:15 a.m.