Bears Drop Two Straight At Corpus Christi Tournament

The Brown softball team has played two of its three games so far at the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Tournament, being held from March 23-25. Brown dropped the first contest on Friday to the University of New Mexico by a score of 11-2, and dropped a contest to the Centenary Ladies on Saturday, 11-7. The Bears are now 2-6 overall, and have one game remaining in the tournament before facing Southwest Texas on Monday.

Despite Brown's shaky fourth inning against New Mexico in which the Lobos scored eight of their runs, the Bears played a very solid game and had one more hit than their opponent. Melissa Brown (Moreno Valley, CA) went 2 for 2 at the plate, while six other players had one hit apiece. Three different pitchers made an appearance on the mound for Brown, but starter Ellie Blake (Downers Grove, IL) picked up her second loss of the season after throwing for four innings.

On Saturday, the Bears' defense picked up five errors in the field as they dropped an 11-7 decision to Centenary College. Second basemen Julia Iudicello (McLean, VA) and left fielder Tami Parrott (Wantage, NJ) both led the Brown offense, as Iudicello was 2 for 4 with one RBI and Parrott was 3 for 4 with three RBI. Blair Smith (Independence, MO) also came up big at the plate, smacking a triple in the fourth inning and driving in two runs. Erin Durlesser (Santa Monica, CA) picked up her third loss on the mound this season, giving up seven earned runs and striking out three.

Brown plays its last game of the tournament tomorrow, March 25, before heading to Southwest Texas on Monday.