Bears Split With Princeton in Ivy Openers
(Apr. 1, 2001) -- The Brown baseball team split a doubleheader at Princeton on Sunday, April 1, falling to the host Tigers 3-2 before rebounding to take a 10-7 win in the second game. The split brought Brown to 5-10 overall and 1-1 in Ivy League play heading into the first home games of the season this week.
In the first game, senior Jim Johnson went six innings, allowing seven hits and just one earned run, while striking out eight, but the Brown offense managed just six hits and two runs in the seventh as the Tigers squeezed out the win.
Dan Kantrovitz and Greg Metzger accounted for four of the Bears' six hits, as the two each went 2-3, with Kantrovitz scoring one of the Brown runs and Metzger adding an RBI.
The Brown bats sprang to life in the second game, pounding out 18 hits and scoring three runs in the first and fifth innings to take a 10-7 win. Eight of the Brown starters picked up at least one hit, and six Bears had more than one hit.
Brown got rolling right from the start, as the first six batters all reached base, with Rick Lynn, Bobby Deeb, Kantrovitz, Todd Iarussi and Matt Kutler all singling. After Princeton took the 4-3 lead in the home half of the first, Brown tied the game in the second on an RBI double by Kantrovitz.
Brown got two more runs in the fourth on another RBI double by Kantrovitz, this time plating John Magaletti, who had singled to lead off the inning. The Bears added to their lead in the sixth on another RBI double, this time by shortstop Dan Spring, and a single by Deeb that scored Spring and Metzger, who also reached base with a single.
Deeb and Kantrovitz were the offensive stars in the second game, as they each went 4-6 on the day. Deeb scored 3 runs and added 2 RBI, while Kantrovitz drove in three and scored a run.
On the mound, Frank Philbrick got the start and lasted 2 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs. He gave way to Jonathan Stern in the third, who went the final 6 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and just three runs, en route to picking up his second win of the year.
The Bears will play their home opener on Tuesday against the University of Vermont.