Brown Splits with Providence College
May 1, 2007
Providence, RI - The Brown softball team (10-32) split with Providence College in a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon. The Bears' scored seven runs in one inning to defeat the Friars 7-3 in game one, but lost 1-0 in game two.
After a scoreless three innings, the Bears' got hot in the fourth as they brought in seven runs. Brown freshman Katie Rothamel (Brentwood, TN) started the Bears' off with a walk, which was then followed up with a single by junior Amy Baxter (Hollister, CA). Freshman Amanda Asay (Prince George, BC) was then walked, and freshman Whitney Lewis (Irvine, CA) reached first on a fielder's choice to bring in Bruno's first run.
Then, junior Linnea Anderson (El Dorado Hills, CA) reached first on an error by PC's shortstop to bring in Baxter to put the score at 2-0 and senior Liz Anderson (Oak Hill, VA) sent a double to center field to bring in Bruno's third run. Although Providence made a pitching change, that didn't stop Brown from scoring. Freshman Brittany Lavine (Peoria, AZ) singled to center, scoring another run, and freshman Andrea Browne (Vineland, NJ) singled to the pitcher to score Anderson and make the score 5-0.
Rothamel got walked, scoring Lavine and Baxter sent another single to the left side to bring home Brown and give Bruno a 7-0 lead heading into the fifth inning.
Providence College responded with two runs in the fifth and just one in the seventh, which wasn't enough to overcome the hot-hitting Bears, as they won the game 7-3.
Sophomore Michelle Moses (Cooper City, FL) received the win at the mound, as she pitched a complete game for the Bears. She allowed seven hits, three runs and striking out four batters in the 28 she faced.
The second game was much different, as the Bears lost to Providence, 1-0. The Friars scored their only run, unearned, with two outs in the first inning. The Bears couldn't muster up any runs, and were only able to come up with three hits for the game to end their season on a 1-0 loss.
Freshman Jessica Iwasaki (Cupertino, CA) pitched seven innings, giving up four hits and striking out three of the 26 batters she faced.