In a season where the Cornell baseball team has witnessed several multi-game losing streaks come and go, and its chances of achieving a winning record all but disappear, this weekend’ s games against Brown and Yale could have been a silver lining on a dark cloud. But they weren’t, and the Red dropped all four games of its doubleheader to the Bears on Friday and the Bulldogs on Saturday.
The Red lost its first contest in Providence by a 10-7 score, despite six extra-base hits. The Red was led at the plate by senior Ned VanAllan who was 3-3 with two runs batted in and two runs scored. Right behind him was sophomore William Pauly, who tallied a double and a triple on the day and had one run batted in. Freshman Kaleb Hutchinson was also 2-3 with a homerun and two runs scored.
In spite of the Red’ s hot streak, the Bears took the lead back for good in a three-run rally in the bottom of the sixth.
Cornell made a last ditch effort with two runs in the top of the seventh and another run in the top of the eighth on a VanAllen homer. Yet it wasn’t enough, as the Bears tacked on four runs off of junior Conor Kelly in the bottom of the seventh .
The loss, however, went to junior Tad Bardenwerper, who went six innings, giving eight earned runs on 11 hits, while walking four Brown hitters and striking out three. With the loss, Bardenwerper dropped to 0-2 on the season.
Senior Dan Baysinger dropped to 0-3 the following day in the first game of a doubleheader against Yale. Baysinger had a solid outing, going the distance for the Red, striking out 11, while giving up six runs, three of them earned.
The Red held the lead after the top of the third, fourth, and fifth innings, only to have Yale tie it up in the bottom of the third and fourth, and then take the lead for good with four runs in the bottom of the fifth. The winning run was scored on one of the Red’ s two errors in the game.
Tallying RBIs for Cornell were senior co-captain Jon Finch, who was 1-3, and sophomore Matt Goodson, who blasted his second round-tripper of the year. In game two of the doubleheader, the Red’ s lone runs came in the top of the eighth inning as Miller singled home Gordon, and Pauly, who was 3-4 in the contest, drove in Parant on a base hit. The runs brought Cornell within one run of the Yale who scored a run in the first, third, and fifth innings.
Yet the Bulldogs tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the eighth and won the game 6-2.
Senior Luke Staskal took the loss, dropping to 0-3 on the season, after giving up nine hits and five earned runs, while striking out seven in his 7 1/3 innings of work.
With the 0-4 weekend the Red drops to 1-7 in the Ivy League and 4-19 overall. The Red will battle LeMoyne on Tuesday before traveling to Philadelphia next weekend to take on Penn in a pair of doubleheaders in the Gehrig Division opener for each team.
Archived article by Chris Mascaro
Sun Assistant Sports Editor