April 15, 2005
Bridgeport, CT - Senior Matt Kutler broke the Brown all-time hits record with a 2-3 performance in a 12-6 win over Sacred Heart on Thursday night. Kutler now has a school record 229 hits in his career. The win lifts the Bears to 12-13 on the season as they enter Red Rolfe Division play this weekend at Dartmouth.
Kutler, who is also the school's all-time RBI leader, added three more to his career total in the non-conference win. Junior Paul Christian went 4-5 with three runs driven in and two runs scored. Rhode Island native Paul Costa '07 pitched 5.1 innings, allowing just one run, to earn his first career victory.
Brown scored a run in the top of the first when sophomore Bryan Tews doubled to right field to start the game and went to third on a single to right field by Christian. Kutler plated the run with an RBI groundout to first.
Sacred Heart got the tying run across the plate in the bottom half of the inning but the Bears rallied for four runs in the next inning to take a 5-1 lead. The Pioneers quickly caught up the Bears however with four runs of their own in the third.
A double to right field by sophomore Devin Thomas in the fourth plated Brown's third and fourth runs of the inning as it took the lead for good from that point on. The Bears went on to score two runs in the seventh and added another in the ninth for the 12-6 final.
Freshman Rob Wood earned the first start of his career on the mound as he exited the game with two outs in the third. The rookie struck out three and allowed four hits. Costa allowed just four hits in his outing as junior Shaun McNamara came in to close things out in the ninth.
Overall Brown posted 15 hits but stranded 13 runners. Tews went 2-4 at the plate with four runs scored and junior Danny Hughes tallied three hits in six at-bats.
The Bears will travel to Hanover, NH this weekend for a four-game series with Red Rolfe Division foe Dartmouth. Both doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday will begin at 12 noon.