Cappello Blast Lifts Bears Over Harvard 3-2
April 29, 2002
CAMBRIDGE, MA - Senior John Cappello (Cranston, RI) launched a mammoth pinch-hit homerun to right field in the top of the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie and give the Brown baseball team a pivotal 3-2 Rolfe Division victory over Harvard on Monday.
The second game of the afternoon was postponed due to rain and will be made up on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Monday's win boosted the Bears (22-20, 10-5 Ivy) into a first place tie with the Crimson (14-21, 10-5 Ivy) in the Ivy League's Rolfe Division standings.
The Bears jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when sophomore Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) smacked an RBI single to right that scored senior Rick Lynn (Towaco, NJ) with the game's first run.
Freshman James Lowe (Asheboro, NC) gave Brown a 2-0 lead in the fourth with an RBI single to left center that scored fellow freshman Adam Royster (Bethesda, MD). However, Harvard came back to tie the game 2-2 with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Junior pitcher Dan Spring (Washington, D.C.) came on in relief for the Bears with two outs in the sixth and recorded a huge strikeout with the bases loaded as he earned his third victory of the season. Spring (3-4) went one and a third innings and did not allow a run.
Freshman right-hander Chris Davidson (Wolfville, Nova Scotia) started for the Bears and went five and two-thirds innings giving up two runs on five hits while striking out three.
The Bears and Crimson will play one nine-inning game on Tuesday at Harvard's O'Donnell Field. The doubleheader at Sacred Heart, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.