Bears Fall To Big Green In Rolfe Division Title Game, 7-2
May 3, 2001
Hanover, N.H. - The Brown baseball team made two errors in the second inning, allowing the Dartmouth Big Green to score five times en route to a 7-2 win over the Bears in the Rolfe Division playoff game on Thursday from Hanover, New Hampshire.
The Bears, playing their fifth game in three days, earned the opportunity to face Dartmouth for the Rolfe Division title by virtue of their sweep at Cornell on Wednesday. Brown made the trip from Ithaca to Hanover on Wednesday night with the Bears and Green locked at 12-8 in Ivy play and the right to face Princeton this weekend at stake.
After the Bears got on the board in the first on an RBI single by Todd Iarussi, the 200th hit of his career, Dartmouth countered with a five-run second, capitalizing on a pair of Bear errors. Bruno squandered a solid pitching effort from junior Jamie Grillo, who went 4 1/3 innings and fanned three, allowing just three earned runs.
Meanwhile, the Brown offense struggled to find a rhythm against the Green's number-one starter, Lawrence Fey, who went 7 1/3 innings and allowed just seven hits before yielding to John Velosky, who pitched the final 1 2/3 of the game, allowing a single baserunner.
For the game, Deeb went 2-4 and finished the season with a .404 average, the best rookie average in school history. Dan Kantrovitz went 1-3 with a run scored, bringing his school-record hits total to 208. Iarussi added a 1-3 day with an RBI.
The 23 wins by Brown tied a school record, set in 1999 and matched last season.