June 4, 2002
PROVIDENCE, RI - Seniors Greg Metzger (Trumbull, CT) and Jonathan Stern (Long Valley, NJ) were invited to participate in the twenty-eighth annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game at Boston's Fenway Park on Thursday May 30.
Each season the game features the University Division (Division I) against the College Division (Division II and III). The University Division won this year's tilt 7-5.
Metzger, a co-captain and four-year starting catcher for the Bears, was a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection and player of the week honoree this spring. The senior hit .335 with a team-high nine homers and 39 RBI. He started 47 of 48 games and hit .403 with seven homers and 23 RBI in Ivy games. Metzger also threw out 19 out of 32 base runners from behind the plate.
Right-hander Jonathan Stern was named Ivy League Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2002, which marked the first such honor in Brown baseball history. Stern went 7-4 this season with a 3.28 ERA and 71 strikeouts. In Ivy games, Stern went 4-1 with a 2.97 ERA. Stern recorded a season-high 14 strikeouts in a Rolfe Division playoff game at Harvard on May 8.
Sophomore left fielder Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) also participated in the game as an All-New England honorable mention. Kutler, a first-team All-Ivy selection, led the Bears with a .358 average and 64 hits. The sophomore had 43 RBI and set the Brown season record for triples with nine.
Brown finished the 2002 season with 25 victories, which established a new school record.