Brown Takes Pivotal Games From Crimson

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Despite outhitting Brown in both games of a Saturday doubleheader, the Bears came out on top against Harvard to sweep a key twinbill in Providence. The Bears took game one 3-1 and edged the Crimson in the nightcap, 8-5.

With the victories, Brown improves to 17-16-1 overall, and 10-4 in Ivy League play while the Crimson slips to 10-24, 8-6 Ivy.

The Bears scored all three runs in the first three innings before Harvard starter Jonah Klees (2-2) settled in to control the late innings. In the second, a leadoff walk and a single led to the Bbears’ first run and Steve Daniels delivered a two-out hit to make the score 2-0. Matt Nuzzo then led off the third with a solo homer to make it 3-0. The story was pitcher Mark Gormley however as the sophomore went 6.1 innings, striking out six while allowing just one single run.

Sophomore Matt Kimball entered in the seventh and worked around a walk to strikeout out two batters with the tying run at the plate.

The second game saw more offense and again early strikes for the Bears, which remained unbeaten at home this season (10-0-1). Brown scored a pair of unearned runs in the first before Harvard answered in the top of the second on an RBI single from Tyler Albright. An RBI triple from Robert Papenhause gave the Bears a 3-1 lead after two.

Daniels then delivered a three-run homer in the fourth inning against Harvard starter Brent Suter, who otherwise controlled play with nine strikeouts in 6.2 innings. Trailing 6-1 however, it was an uphill battle for the Crimson which also allowed solo homers later in the game to Papenhause and Ryan Zrenda.

Chris Rouches continued his hot-hitting of late with a two-run homer in the fifth and an RBI single in the seventh. Dillon O'Neill also got on the board with a solo homer in the seventh.

The teams return to action on Sunday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader.