Brown Falls to Princeton in Softball Action

April 22, 2002

With the sweep, Princeton finished the Ivy season at 13-1, and captures its first softball Ivy title since 1996. In the first game of a doubleheader, Harvard lost to Cornell 5-1, leaving the Crimson with two losses in league play and Princeton sole possession of the championship. Princeton improves to 29-15-0, 13-1 IVY.

The Tigers jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first game in the second inning and never looked back. The Tigers posted four more runs in the fourth inning to increase the lead to 6-0. Brown posted three runs in the top of the fifth, but the Tigers added three more runs in the fifth to increase the score to 10-7.

Brie Galicinao hit 3-for-4 at the plate, hitting one double and registering five RBIs. Bingham hit 2-for-2, scored two runs and tallied three RBIs. Finley scored three runs and hit 2-for-3.

Galicinao was the winning pitcher in the first game, striking out five Brown batters and allowing four hits. She stands at 15-6 on the year.

Finley made it happen in the nightcap. She was the winning pitcher and knocked in all the runs scored by the Tigers in the 6-1 victory.

Brown opened a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Laura Leonetti, who led of with a double, scored on a ball hit off the bat of Julia Iudicello.

Finley's first homerun came in the third inning and scored Kim Veenstra to put the Tigers up 2-1. Finley's grandslam, in the fifth put the Tigers up 6-1. Kristin Del Calvo hit a double down the right field line to open the fifth. Veenstra reached on an error by the second baseman and Becky Nemec walked to load the bases. Finley's blast over the left field fence scored them all.