Brown racks up 5 Ks, earns first college win at Holy Cross
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Mar 6, 2023
Summoned from the bullpen, Holy Cross relief pitcher Oliver Brown of Anchorage shut down Penn State and picked up the win as the Crusaders won 11-5 in Cary, North Carolina.
Brown pitched three innings and struck out five of the 15 batters he faced, ending the fourth, fifth and sixth innings with Ks.
The freshman right-hander earned his first winning decision in his third appearance on the young NCAA Division I season.
Brown entered the game in the fourth inning with the bases loaded and two outs. He got out of the jam on four pitches, ending with a swinging strikeout.
He got out of a two-on, one-out jam in the fifth inning with back-to-back strikeouts. He gave up a run in the sixth but ended the inning with another K.
Brown set season highs with innings and strikeouts, and has lowered his ERA from 16.20 to 6.35 after a disastrous debut.
He also got his first base hit last month against VMI, smacking a pinch-hit double in the ninth inning of a 12-3 win.