Topic: Baseball

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Zrenda ’11 swings for the fences

April 15, 2010 0 comments

The baseball team devoured the opposing teams’ pitchers this weekend, scoring double digits in each of its four victories against Princeton and Cornell. Infielder Ryan Zrenda ’11 led the way, hitting two mammoth home runs and notching seven RBI. Earlier in the week, Zrenda mashed three home runs in one day during a doubleheader against Siena. For his impressive performance at the plate — along with some dazzling defense around the infield — The Herald has named Zrenda Athlete of the Week.  

Bats go quiet, baseball loses two pitchers’ duels

April 14, 2010 0 comments

After an offensive explosion over the weekend, the Bears’ bats went quiet on the road against the Marist Red Foxes. The Bears (9-19) lost two one-run decisions to Marist (19-11), failing to get the offense going in the cavernous confines of McCann Baseball Field, which Head Coach Marek Drabinski called a “huge ballpark.”

Bears sweep Princeton, Cornell

April 12, 2010 0 comments

It was the kind of scenario that baseball players act out in backyards from the time they were little leaguers. Josh Feit ’11 stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with two runners on and two outs. With the score tied, 12-12, Feit fell behind in the count. But he battled back and lined a single to right, giving Brown the series sweep over Princeton.

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Baseball falls in doubleheader

April 9, 2010 0 comments

Ryan Zrenda ’11 had a massive day at the plate Wednesday, hitting three home runs and notching five RBI. But the Brown pitching staff could not take advantage of their teammate’s big day at the plate, and the Bears (5-17) dropped both ends of their doubleheader against the Siena Saints (12-15). Brown lost a close opener at Murray Stadium, losing 9-8 after blowing a 6-1 lead. The Saints’ bats stayed strong in the second game, as four home runs helped them to an 11-7 victory.

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Baseball seeks consistency over spring break series

April 7, 2010 0 comments

The baseball team traveled to take on the Troy Trojans and New Orleans Privateers before opening Ivy League play with two games each against both Penn and Columbia. The Bears’ week got off to a tough start, as the team lacked consistency, but they ended the week on a strong note.

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Brown falls to URI, beats Holy Cross

March 24, 2010 0 comments

After a tough trip to South Carolina last weekend, Brown’s baseball team (2-7) returned to the Northeast to try to right the ship against the University of Rhode Island (6-10) and Holy Cross (4-7). The team found mixed results as it fell 15-4 to URI but bounced back with a 13-7 win over Holy Cross.

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Baseball still positive after three straight losses

March 17, 2010 0 comments

A week after pulling an unlikely upset over Pepperdine, the Bears (1-6) traveled to the University of South Carolina (11-4) to take on another perennial power. The Gamecocks, ranked 19th by Baseball America heading into the weekend series, handed the Bears three straight losses.

Bears make tough trip down south

March 10, 2010 0 comments

The baseball team took on some of the nation’s elite talent when it travelled to Louisiana to face Pepperdine and defending national champion Louisiana State over the weekend. The Bears finished the trip 1-3, but came back to Providence with an upbeat attitude.

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Pitcher has major-league ambitions

March 5, 2010 0 comments

Every summer, college students begin internships intended to expose them to a particular career, provide networking opportunities and — they hope — lead to a job after graduation. In reality, a lot of internships are spent making coffee, updating spreadsheets and answering phones. But for Mark Gormley ’11, a baseball player who aspires to pitch in the major leagues, last summer proved to be a huge step towards his career goal.