Deeb Ties Career Hits Record As Bears Earn Split With Princeton
April 10, 2004
Providence, RI - Senior Bobby Deeb (West St. Paul, MN) tied the school record for hits in a career with his 208th in the Bears two-game split with Princeton in Ivy League baseball action on Saturday. Brown pummeled the Tigers with ten runs in the third inning of game one as it coasted to a 14-6 victory. In the night cap, Princeton broke a 7-7 deadlock in the ninth to sneak away with an 8-7 win. Brown is now 7-14 overall and 4-2 in Ivy play.
Brown put ten runs up on the board in the bottom of the third to take a decisive 11-2 lead in the opening game. The Bears tallied seven hits in their best inning of the season with five players driving in runs.
The Bears tacked on two more runs in the fourth and one in the third to increase their lead to 14-2 over the defending Ivy champs. Junior Jeff Nichols drove in both runs in the fourth with a two-run shot to centerfield. The Tigers got four runs on three hits in the seventh but Brown's lead was too big to overcome.
Senior Sam Jennings recorded the win on the mound, pitching six and two-thirds with six runs, none of them earned. At the plate, Deeb went 1-4 with three RBI. Junior Bobby Wiginton, sophomore Danny Hughes, junior Chris Contrino, and freshman Robert Dykehouse all reoorded two hits in the win.
In the night cap, Brown held a 7-3 advantage by the end of the fourth but Princeton slowly clawed its way back, tying the game in the eighth at 7 apiece. The Bears scored all of their runs in the third and fourth innings as the Tigers shut down the Bears the rest of the way. Princeton scored the winning run in the ninth with a pair of doubles.
Senior Harris Frankel was charged with the loss on the mound as Brown Head Coach Marek Drabinski went to his bullpen four different times. Freshman Clint Dykehouse started the game, pitching four full innings, allowing two earned runs and five total.
Sophomore Paul Christian went 3-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Deeb tied the career hits record with a double to leftfield in the fourth. Hughes drove in two runs while freshman Devin Thomas and junior Chris Jernigan brought in the other Brown runs.
Brown will continue action onWednesday as it will make-up a rained out doubleheader with Penn beginning at noon.