HANOVER, N.H. – The Brown baseball team dropped a pair of games at Dartmouth on Saturday, 5-1 and 7-1, to open a four-game weekend series against the Big Green at Biondi Park.
Brown moves to 9-16 overall and 3-7 in the Ivy League to start Red Rolfe division play, while Dartmouth improves to 17-11, 7-3 in the league.
Game 1: Dartmouth 5, Brown 1
Sam Grigo (Westbrook, Conn.) led the Bears with a 2-for-3 showing at the plate, including a triple and a run scored, for his ninth multiple-hit game of the season.
Michael Danielak earned the win for the Big Green as he limited the Bears to one run over the full seven innings. Christian Taugner (Roselle, Ill.) took the loss on the other side as he gave up five runs, but just one earned, over six innings.
Dartmouth jumped on the board in the second inning, taking advantage of four hits and a two-out error for a four-run advantage. The Bears responded in the top of the third when Marc Sredojevic (Mendham, N.J.) sent home Grigo with a sacrifice fly to right field.
After Dartmouth added another run on two hits in the fourth, Danielak held the visitors to just one hit over the final three frames to secure the win.
Game 2: Dartmouth 7, Brown 1
Sredojevic paced the Brown offense with two hits in the second game. Cole O'Connor secured the win for the Big Green as he went seven innings with one earned run. Reid Anderson (Aledo, Texas) was handed the loss for the Bears as the starter, before rookie Cameron Deere (Los Angeles, Calif.) provided five innings of relief with one earned run.
Dartmouth answered back with two runs in the second and three in the third for the four-run advantage. The Big Green pitching staff kept the Bears off the board the rest of the way, holding the visitors to three hits over the final six frames.
Dartmouth added a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the seventh to seal the victory.
Brown and Dartmouth will wrap up the four-game series with a doubleheader tomorrow starting at noon.