April 3, 2014
Brown swept a non-league doubleheader from Siena 14-7 and 4-3 in Rhode Island Thursday. The Bears used a seven-run sixth to break free from a 7-7 tie in the opener, and held off a late Siena charge in the nightcap.
The teams combined for 24 hits and 21 runs, but the seven-run sixth was the difference in the game.
Robert Henry and J.J. Franco each had three hits and three runs scored for Brown and eight of the nine starters hit safely.
Siena never led, but pulled even twice after falling behind 2-0.
Brown took advantage of one of four Siena errors to plate two runs and take a 7-4 lead in the bottom of the fourth, but the Saints drew even again with a run in the sixth on an Ortiz' RBI double.
Brown had eight hits and two home runs in the decisive sixth.
Brown scored in its first three at bats for the second straight game to take a 4-1 lead into the fourth. Siena rallied for two runs in its final at bat in the seventh, but the potential tying run was left at third and go-ahead run at second when Mike Allen flew out to end the game.
Henry finished off a strong day at the plate with two hits, a run and an RBI for the Bears. Reliever Chris Smith picked up the win with four solid innings of relief, and Taylor Wright closed the door, retiring both men he faced for the save.
Siena used six different pitchers, and the last four combined to allow no runs and just one hit.
The Saints will try for their first non-league win of the season this weekend at Michigan State.