Bears Sweep Red Foxes
April 24, 2003
An extra inning rally lifts Brown over Marist 5-3. The Bears were set to play a seven-inning game with the Red Foxes, at the end of seven the game was tied at two. Freshmen Ethan Burton (Raleigh, NC) doubled down the left field line and Cameron Johnson (Berkeley, CA) reached by an error on the catcher to put the Bears in scoring position in the top of the eighth.
Junior Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) then reached on a fielder's choice, sending Burton home and taking the lead 3-2. The Bears didn't stop there, sophomore Jeff Nichols (Medford, NJ) recorded his 18th double of the season sending Kutler home. Sophomore Cameron Mitchell (Apex, NC) singled into centerfield for an RBI as Nichols scored the fifth and final run for the Bears.
Junior Harris Frankel (Marietta, GA) came in at relief for Brown, pitching the bottom half of the eighth inning for the save. Senior Justin Lebowitz (Aberdeen, NJ) pitched the first five innings of the game, giving up two runs, one earned. Freshman Shaun McNamara (Worcester, MA) pitched in two plus innings for Brown, striking-out two batters and giving up one run.
Brown then went on to defeat the Red Foxes 9-2 in game two where Nichols was 3-4 with two runs scored and three runners batted in on a double and a two-run homer. Freshman Eric Larson (Bradenton, FL) also hit a two run homer with two hits, two RBI, and a run scored.
Junior Jason Priede (Tampa, FL) pitched in three innings for the Bears, striking-out five batters and giving up two runs. Priede was relieved by Johnson and sophomore Chris Davidson (Woflville, Nova Scotia) who both pitched in two innings. Johnson struck-out four batters as Davidson struck-out two.
Junior Bobby Deeb (West St. Paul, MN) had two hits, with a double and a sacrafice fly as Kutler went 3-4 with two runs scored. Freshman Paul Christian (Chapel Hill, NC) scored two runs for the Bears as fellow freshman Danny Hughes (Andover, MA) scored one run and had one hit.
Brown is now 13-23-1 overall and 4-8 in the Ivy League as they get set to host Harvard in two doubleheaders this weekend. The Bears are two games behind the Crimson heading into the weekend. The games, April 26th and 27th, are both set to start at noon.