April 15, 2004
Philadelphia, PA - The Brown baseball team scored a combined 29 runs in a two-game sweep over Penn on Thursday to move into a tie for second place in the Ivy League's Red Rolfe Division. Senior Bobby Deeb broke the all-time hits record at Brown with his 209th hit in the Bears 14-7 win in game one. In game two, Brown tallied 15 runs to earn the victory, 15-7. Deeb went 4-6 with five RBI in the two games. Brown is now 9-14 on the year and 6-2 in Ivy play.
The Bears took a decisive 9-0 lead by the second inning of game one as they hammered Penn with eight runs in the frame. Penn scored three runs in the second and four in the fifth but three was as close as they got with Brown tacking on five more runs to earn the seven run victory.
Sophomore Shaun McNamara recorded the win on the mound. Sophomore James Cramphin pitched two inning allowing no earned runs. Senior Harris Frankel closed things up on the mound, pitching two innings of scoreless action.
At the plate, Deeb went 2-3 with a run scored. Sophomore Danny Hughes hit two home runs as he went a perfect 3-3 with three runs scored and a game-high six RBI. Sophomore Paul Christian went 2-5 with two runs scored, three RBI and his seventh home run of the season. Freshman Devin Thomas hit a bases loaded double, driving in three runs. Junior Bobby Wiginton recorded three hits with two runs scored
In the night cap, Brown took a 7-3 advantage in the third and built up a six run lead by the top of the seventh, 13-7. The Quakers, after not scoring since the second inning, got three runs in the bottom of the seventh but it wasn't enough to catch up to the red-hot Brown offense.
Freshman Ethan Silverstein picked up his first collegiate win on the mound, pitching four scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits and walked only one.
Deeb was 2-3 with five RBI. Thomas went 2-6 with a pair of doubles and three RBI. Junior Chris Contrino added three hits in the win. Christian also scored five runs. Junior Jeff Nichols, who reached base in all 11 of his appearances at the plate on the afternoon, went 3-3 with two runs scored and an RBI in the night cap.
Brown begins Red Rolfe Division action this weekend as it hosts Dartmouth in a four-game series. A pair of doubleheaders will be played on Saturday and Sunday, both beginning at noon. The two are now tied in the standings, just one game behind first place Harvard.