|Runs Per Game||5.1||5.0|
|Hits Per Game||9.2||9.0|
|Opp. Batting Avg.||.320||.302|
The Lions will aim to get back on track this weekend after dropping two of three at Dartmouth and a midweek contest against Monmouth Wednesday. Columbia will complete a seven-game road swing after its series with the Bears.
The Bears avoided a sweep against Princeton with a 12-0 victory over the Tigers Sunday afternoon. Brown also hosted Rhode Island Tuesday, falling to the Rams by a score of 11-5.
Columbia holds a 62-61-1 record against the Bears. The Lions have won 10-straight in the series, four by shutout, dating back to 2013. Last season, Columbia earned 3-31 and 9-5 decisions in Providence.
BROWN PLAYERS TO WATCH
Sam Grigo | Sr. | OF
.225 • 3 HR • 19 RBI
Garett Delano | So. | UTL/RHP
.289 • 19 R • 4 HR • 10 RBI • 4-4 SB
JJ Sliepka | Jr. | RHP
12 APP • 1-1 • 6.75 ERA • 10 SO • 17.1 IP
Junior Chandler Bengtson became the third straight Columbia player to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors after registering a 1.863 OPS with six runs, three homers and nine RBI against St. John's and Dartmouth. The first baseman had a monster final two games against Dartmouth Sunday, belting a solo homer in the opener before unloading two more bombs in the series finale to help the Lions avoid a sweep. Both homers were three-run shots for his third career five-plus RBI performance. Bengtson is now riding a 27-game on-base streak and is now tied for eighth on Columbia’s career list with 18 home runs, one shy of tying Alex Ferrera ’11CC for seventh place.