April 27, 2003

Bears Split Doubleheader With No. 1 Harvard

April 27, 2003

Freshman Eric Larson's (Bradenton, FL) two run homer in the bottom of the fourth put the Bears up by one as they defeated the Harvard Crimson 5-3 in game one of a doubleheader. Brown fell to the Crimson 7-6 in twelve innings in game two, to split the doubleheader.

Brown is now 5-9 in the Ivy League as Harvard stands at 7-7 in first place in the Rolfe Division. A sweep tomorrow will put the Bears tied with Harvard heading into the last weekend of League action.

Sophomore Cameron Mitchell (Apex, NC) hit a one run homer in the bottom of the eighth in game one putting the Bears up 5-3. Junior Bobby Deeb (West St. Paul, MN) had a double and scored on run as freshman Paul Christian (Chapel Hill, NC) went 1-3 with a run scored.

Junior Joel DeMaria (Santa Rosa, CA) pitched in five plus innings for the Bears before senior Dan Spring (Washington, DC) came in at relief. Both pitchers struck-out two batters.

Brown was down 6-3 heading into the eighth, when the Bears tallied three runs to tie the game at six. Deeb doubled to start the eighth inning off and then scored on freshman Cameron Johnson's (Berkeley, CA) single. Junior Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) then stepped to the plate and hit a single sending Johnson to third. Johnson scored and Kutler advanced to second on a wild pitch, and sophomore Jeff Nichols (Medford, NJ) walked to leave two runners on and the Bears down by just one with no outs.

Freshman Ethan Burton (Raleigh, NC) hit a sacrifice bunt down the third base line, advancing both runners. Christian then stepped to the plate with one out, and hit a sacrifice fly to right field, sending Kutler home and tying the score at six. The score stayed tied at six through the next three innings.

In the top of the twelfth Harvard freshman Zak Farkes (Boston, MA) singled and advanced to second on a balk before scoring on senior Brian Lentz's (Manchester, MA) double to put the Crimson up 7-6 for the win.

Freshman James Cramphin (Simsbury, CT) pitched in five plus innings for the Bears striking out four batters and givinh up five runs. Juniors Jason Priede (Tampa, FL) and Harris Frankel (Marietta, GA) both came in to pitch an inning, Frankel had one strike-out. Dan Spring pitched in the final four innings of the game, he struck-out three batters and gave up one run.

The Bears will host the Crimson in a second doubleheader tomorrow, Monday April 28, 2003 to make-up for the rain out yesterday. Game one is set t start at 12:00 p.m.