Softball Comes From Behind To Take Game One 6-2, Over Boston
April 5, 2005
Providence, RI - - Behind back-to-back homeruns by sophomore Courtney Jenkins (Piedmont, CA) and freshman Amy Baxter (Hollister, CA) in the sixth inning of game one, the Bears (2-7-2) cruised to a 6-2, victory over Boston University (7-12-1) this afternoon at Erickson Athletic Complex. Brown erased a three run deficit by the Terriers in game two, finishing with a 3-3, tie after six when the game was called due to darkness.
In game one, Boston jumped out to an early one run lead after the first one and a half innings of play, but the Bears countered in the bottom of the third scoring three runs to take the lead from the Terriers. In the bottom half of the third inning, Baxter was hit by a pitch with one out. Brown's next four batters drew a walk for the Bear's first two scores of the afternoon. Junior Rachel Fleitell (Nutley, NJ) hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score freshman Natalie Hewitt (Richmond, TX) for the Bear's third run of the inning.
Seeing Boston cut the lead in the top of the third, the Bears were ready to take the game over in the fifth inning. With one out and no one on, Jenkins smacked the ball over the fence in left center field to pad the Bear's lead back to two runs. The following batter, Baxter followed Jenkins lead and hit a solo shot over the fence for a three run lead. Brown cashed in later that inning when Hewitt crossed the plated on senior's Uchenna Omokaro's (Hercules, CA) single that took a funny bounce and skipped over Boston's first baseman's glove, putting the score at 6-2. Omokaro recorded the win, going the distance, surrendering two runs on five hits and striking out nine.
In game two the Bears found themselves down by three going into the bottom of the fourth inning. With two outs and no one on Fleitell was hit by a pitch and moved to second base on a single to left field by freshman LaQuisha Pierre-Louis (Miramar, FL). Junior Jaimie Wirkowski (Edison, NJ) brought in Fleitell on a single to center field, for the Bear's first run and closing the gap to two runs.
Brown was not finished yet scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to know the game at three. Drawing a lead-off walk, Baxter was thrown at second on fielder's choice, putting freshman Linnea Anderson (El Dorado Hills, CA) at first with one down for Brown. Sophomore Melissa Ota's (Irvine, CA) left field single, put two Bears on with one out and a runner in scoring position for junior Sarah Wilson (Rancho Sante Fe, CA). Wilson did not faultier knocking in Anderson on a single up the middle to cut the lead to one run. Sophomore Liz Anderson (Oak Hill, VA) singled to center field to bring in Ota for the tying run. After a scoreless sixth inning, the game was called due to darkness ending in a 3-3, tie after six. On the mound for the Bears was senior Marissa Berkes (El Segundo, CA) who recorded three runs, on nine hits for her six inning outing.
The Bears will return to action Thursday, April 7, when they travel to New Britain, CT for a 3:00 PM doubleheader with the Blue Devils.