Bears Split Ivy League Openers
April 7, 2003
The Baseball team split both of its double headers this weekend as they opened Ivy League action at Princeton and Cornell. The Bears faced Princeton on Saturday April 5 and defeated the Tigers 7-3 in the first game and then fell 8-6 in the second game.
Junior Joel DeMaria (Santa Rosa, CA) pitched the entire first game, he gave up three earned runs and recorded only one walk. Freshman Paul Christian batted in four runs on 3-4 hitting. Christian scored one of the seven runs, he also had a double and one of Brown's two homeruns.
Recording the second homerun was sophomore Cameron Mitchell (Apex, NC). Mitchell was 2-4 with a run batted in and scored two runs for the Bears. Sophomores Jeff Nichols (Medford, NJ) and Bobby Wiginton (Fresno, CA) were also both 2-4. Nichols brought one run in and scored two runs while Wiginton added one run.
The Bears then fell to the Tigers 8-6 in the second game. Junior Sam Jennings (New Ashford, MA) started the game pitching for Brown he pitched in one plus innings and gave up four earned runs. Junior Jason Priede (Tampa, FL) came in to relieve Jennings and pitched in six full innings, striking six batters out and giving up one earned run. Senior Dan Spring (Washington, DC) then closed for Brown.
Freshman Cameron Johnson (Berkeley, CA) was 3-4 with a run batted in as junior Bobby Deeb (West St. Paul, MN) went 3-5 and scored a run. Junior Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) brought in three runners and scored two runs on 2-5 hitting. Kutler recorded a double and a homerun in the loss.
The Bears then traveled to Cornell for a doubleheader, where they split once again. The Big Red defeated Brown 7-6 in the first game, and the Bears battled back to defeat Cornell 3-2 in the second game.
Sophomore Chris Davidson (Wolfville, Nova Scotia) pitched in three plus innings for Brown in the first game. He gave up four runs and struck out three batters. Freshman Shaun McNamara (Worcester, MA) pitched in one plus innings before Dan Spring came in to close for the Bears. Dan Spring struck-out two batters and gave up one run.
Kutler and Nichols were both 2-4 in game one. Kutler scored one run as Nichols added two. Mitchell and Deeb batted a runner in on 1-4 hitting. Mitchell also scored a run, as did Wiginton and Christian. Christian was 1-2 with an RBI and a stolen base.
Freshman James Cramphin (Simsbury, CA) pitched the entire second game for the Bears. He gave up only one earned run, and walked two batters, while striking out six. Mitchell was 1-3 with and RBI, a triple, and he scored a run. Also scoring runs for the Bears were Deeb and Nichols each with one. Deeb was 2-5 with a stolen base as Nichols was 1-4 with a double.
The Bears are now 7-17-1 and will face the University of Rhode Island at URI on Wednesday April 9 for a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m.