Bears Finish Off Ivy Season With Split at Yale

May 3, 2003

Senior Dan Spring (Washington, DC) ended the first game of a doubleheader by striking out Yale's number two batter to lift Brown to an 8-7 victory over the Bulldogs. The Bears dropped the second game by a 7-6 margin.

Spring came in at relief for the Bears and struck-out three batters in just two innings in game one. Junior Joel DeMaria (Santa Rosa, CA) got the start for the Bears and pitched in just over three innings before junior Jason Priede (Tampa, FL) came in to pitch in one inning plus for the Bears.

Freshman Cameron Johnson (Berkeley, CA) drilled a two run homer to right field in his first at bat driving in junior Bobby Deeb (West St. Paul, MN). Deeb led the Bears offensively with a double on three hits, driving in two runners, and scoring three of the Bears eight runs on his own. Sophomore Bobby Wiginton (Fresno, CA) had two doubles for the Bears, and freshman Paul Christian (Chapel Hill, NC) and sophomore James Lowe (Asheboro, NC) both had two hits and one double in the victory.

In the second game, Brown trailed 5-3 after seven innings when Lowe singled through the right side sending Deeb home and junior Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) to third. Johnson then hit a sacrifice fly to the second baseman sending Kutler home and tying the game at five.

Yale answered back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the eighth and went into the ninth and final inning up 7-5. Sophomore Jeff Nichols (Medford, NJ) tried to rally his team by hitting a solo homer with one out, but it proved to be the last run for the Bears.

Brown is now 18-28-1 overall and 8-12 in the Ivy League. The Bears will travel to the University of Connecticut for a doubleheader this Tuesday, May 6th. The games which were set to start at 4:00 p.m. have been changed to a 12:30 start.