March 17, 2002
HIGH POINT, NC - The Brown baseball team split a doubleheader with the High Point University Panthers on Saturday afternoon. The Bears came away with a 2-1 victory in game one and fell 4-1 in the second game.
In the first game, senior pitcher Jon Stern (Long Valley, NJ) picked up his second victory of the season for the Bears, as he scattered eight hits over six innings of work and surrendered only one earned run.
High Point loaded the bases with no one out in the bottom of the seventh, but junior Dan Spring (Washington, D.C.) came on and retired the side in order to earn his first save of the season for Brown (4-2).
Sophomore Rob Deeb (West St. Paul, MN) led the hitting attack for the Bears as he went 2 for 4 with a double and a stolen base. Freshman Jeff Nichols (Medford, NJ) also had a big day offensively as he went 2 for 3 with a double and scored both runs of the day for the Bears. Sophomore Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) was 1 for 3 on the day and came up two RBIs.
In game two, senior lefthander John Cappello (Cranston, RI) turned in an impressive performance on the hill, but it was not enough as the Bears dropped a 4-1 decision to the Panthers.
Sophomore Sam Jennings (New Ashford, MA) came on with two outs in the bottom of the fifth and retired the first batter he faced to get the Bears out of the inning. However, High Point came back with a three-run sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and earn the split.
Freshman Cameron Mitchell (Apex, NC) led the Bears at the plate as he was 2 for 3 with a double. Kutler went 1 for 3 with a triple and senior Shaun Gallagher (West Chester, PA) was 1 for 2 with an RBI. Freshman Adam Royster (Bethesda, MD) notched his first collegiate hit, going 1 for 2 with a single.
The Bears return to action on Sunday for one nine-inning game at High Point. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.