Baseball Drops Ivy Twinbill at Brown, 2-0, 4-3
Pictured: Jack Colton
PROVIDENCE, R.I – Brown took a pair of low-scoring pitcher's duels from Harvard in an Ivy League doubleheader by scores of 2-0 and 4-3.
In the first game, Brown (8-19, 6-4 Ivy) rode a three-hit shutout behind Matt Kimball as he struck out seven and did not walk a batter.
The Bears scored a first inning run behind a single and stolen base from John Sheriden and an RBI single against Cody Slaughter. Graham Tyler staked the Bears to a 2-0 lead with an RBI fielder's choice in the fourth against Eric Eadington, who also threw a complete game, striking out five but allowing nine hits.
In the second game, Brown came back from a 3-1 deficit with two runs in the seventh and the game-winner in the ninth, which came on an error.
In the ninth, Matt Colantonio singled to lead off and went to second on a bunt. A single through the middle had Colantonio going home and he scored when a relay throw was way off the mark.
Colantonio led the Bears with a 3-for-5 effort. Jack Colton led Harvard with a 2-for-4 game.
Harvard (4-27, 1-9 Ivy) grabbed the early lead as a pair of first inning errors by Tyler at shortstop allowed Dillon O'Neill (double) to come around. The Crimson returned the favor in the bottom of the frame as a hit batsman, walk, error and wild pitch tied the game.
Brown put a two-out rally together in the seventh when Slaughter singled with two outs, stole second, and scored on a single from Colantonio to make it a 3-2 game. A walk and a wild pitch put runners on the corners to chase Max Perlman from the game. Mike DiBiase singled through the right side to tie the game.
The game went scoreless to the ninth inning where the Bears won it.
Perlman struck out six batters in 6.2 innings of work while walking two and allowing the two earned runs.