April 7, 2009
Providence, R.I. - The Brown baseball team was honored for an outstanding weekend of play, as senior Robert Papenhause (Hillsborough, CA) and sophomore Matthew Kimball (Nashville, TN) were named the Ivy League Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively. The duo led the Bears to a 5-1-1 record last week, including a four-game sweep of league rivals Penn and Columbia last weekend.
After hitting a solid 5-for-10 in three non-league games early in the week, Papenhause really got going in league play over the weekend, recording seven hits in 11 at bats for a stellar .636 average. In the four games against Penn and Columbia, Papenhause also scored five runs, drove in 11, and had four home runs. His offense helped spark the Bears, who averaged 12 runs per game while running their league record to 7-1, currently second in the Ivy League.
Kimball was lights out over the weekend, giving up just a single earned run in the four games that he pitched. After getting the win against Rhode Island last week, he came back to pitch 4.1 innings in two days for Brown, shutting down Penn and Columbia. With the two saves, Kimball is now only one shy of the Brown single season record (six), and is already halfway to the career record (ten). In the second game against Penn, Kimball dominated the Quakers by recording strikeouts on all five outs he was in for.
The Bears will be back in action this weekend, when they visit Hanover for a four-game series with Ivy League leader Dartmouth.