May 2, 2003
Sophomore Jeff Nichols (Medford, NJ) drove in junior Bobby Deeb (West St. Paul, MN) with the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Brown to a 2-1 win over Yale in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bears completed the sweep with a 14-1 win in game two.
Nichols had one of Brown's three hits in game one. Freshman Eric Larson (Bradenton, FL) hit a homer in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game 1-1. Junior Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) had the third hit for the Bears, which put the winning run on second.
Freshman Cameron Johnson (Berkeley, CA) pitched in four plus innings for the Bears, striking out four batters. Johnson was relieved by senior Dan Spring (Washington, DC) who pitched in two plus innings.
Freshman James Cramphin (Simsbury, CT) pitched a complete nine inning game, striking out ten batters and giving up just one run in game two. Freshman Paul Christian (Chapel Hill, NC) and Bobby Deeb both hit homers lifting the Bears over the Bull Dogs.
Christian drove in three runs on a perfect 3-3 performance from the plate. Deeb also had three hits, and batted in five runners. Sophomore Cameron Mitchell (Apex, NC) had two hits, including a double which drove a run in. Sophomore James Lowe (Ashboro, NC) had two doubles and batted one runner in as Kutler had one double and batted two runners in.
Brown, 17-27-1 overall and 7-11 in the Ivy League, will travel to Yale for a second doubleheader tomorrow, Saturday, May 3rd. Game one is set to start at noon.