PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Penn starters Ronnie Glenn and Jake Cousins tossed consecutive seven-inning complete games as the Brown baseball team dropped both ends of an Ivy League doubleheader to the Quakers, 13-2 and 14-2, in the team’s home opener Sunday at Murray Stadium.
Brown moves to 6-16 overall and 2-4 in the Ivy League, while Penn improves to 12-9 on the season and 7-1 in the league. After a scheduled seven-inning game in the opener, game two of the doubleheader was called after the seventh frame due to rain.
Game 1 (Penn 13, Brown 2)
Sophomore Rob Henry (Cranston, R.I.) and senior Will Marcal (Lexington, Mass.) posted two hits apiece to pace the Brown offense. Eddie Fitzpatrick (North Attleboro, Mass.) took the loss in 4.2 innings of work, while Glenn went the distance on the other end, allowing two runs with eight strikeouts.
Penn went right to work offensively, scoring eight runs over the first four innings for the eight-run advantage. After Penn scored three more runs in the top of the fifth, Brown jumped on the board in the bottom half, when Dan Kerr (Westfield, N.J.) drove in Marc Sredojevic (Mendham, N.J.) with an RBI double to right field.
After Penn scored two more runs in the sixth, the Bears added another run in the bottom of the seventh when Sredojevic crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by Jake Levine (Newton, Mass.), but Glenn secured the final two outs to seal the complete game victory.
Game 2 (Penn 14, Brown 2)
Junior Noah Shulman (Merrick, N.Y.) went 2-for-3 at the plate in the second game, while Henry and Marcal drove in one run apiece. Rookie Reid Anderson (Aledo, Texas) was handed the loss after allowing five earned runs in 4.0 innings with four strikeouts. Cousins gave up one earned run in seven innings to pick up the win.
After Penn notched one run in the first and three more in the third, the Bears struck back in the bottom of the third, as rookie Brian Ginsberg (Calabasas, Calif.) doubled to left center and Henry smacked a double to left one batter later to cut the lead to three, 4-1.
The Quakers responded with three more in the fourth, before the Bears took one back in the bottom half when Marcal doubled home freshman Sam Grigo (Westbrook, Conn.), who singled earlier in the frame.
Nevertheless, the Quakers continued to shine on the offense end and recorded seven runs over the next four innings, before the game was called due to rain after the seventh inning.
Brown continues Ivy play tomorrow when the Bears host Columbia in a doubleheader starting at noon.