March 21, 2008
Kissimmee, FL - The Brown softball team (2-5) started off the 2008 Rebel Spring Games with two losses this afternoon, the first coming to Wagner, 2-1, and the second to Hartford, 4-2.
Against Wagner, the Bears came out ready to play, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Sophomore Amanda Asay (Prince George, BC) stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded, and hit a fly ball to center field to score freshman Lindsay Rice (Bradford, RI).
Junior Michelle Moses (Cooper City, FL) kept Wagner scoreless until the bottom of the fourth, when Andrea Lazzari drilled a double to right field to score Katie Stevens to tie the game at 1-1.
While it looked like the game could head into extra innings, Wager came up big in the bottom of the seventh. With two batters on base from a walk and a throwing error, Ami Iwicki hit a single to right field to score the Seahwaks winning run.
Moses (2-2) took the loss at the mound, as she struck out nine batters and allowed just five hits. Wagner's Heather Ochoa struck out seven Brown batters, and allowed just three hits.
In game two against Hartford, both teams were held scoreless throughout the first three innings, but the Hawks were able to score two runs in the top of the fourth. Rachel Clonick hit a single to bring in the team's first run, and Lauren Kamena singled to left field to score the second run.
Hartford tallied two more runs in the top of the sixth to take a 4-0 lead over Bruno, but Brown was able to score two in the bottom of the inning. Asay hit a single to bring home sophomore Andrea Browne (Vineland, NJ), and Linnea Anderson (El Dorado Hills, CA) reached first on a fielder's choice to score senior Amy Baxter.
Jessica Iwasaki (Cupertino, CA) pitched 6.2 innings, striking out two batters and giving up four runs. Freshman Kristi Chin (Katy, TX) came in for relief, allowing one hit, while striking out one batter.
Hartford's Brittney Stratton pitched all seven innings for the Hawks. She retired six Brown batters, while increasing her record to 7-0 on the season. She faced 25 batters and allowed just six hits and two runs.