May 4, 2002
NEW HAVEN, CT - The Brown baseball team set a school record for wins with a doubleheader sweep of Yale on Friday afternoon at Yale Field. The Bears won the first game 7-1, before coming back with a 12-5 victory in 12 innings in the second game.
Jonathan Stern (Long Valley, NJ) earned his seventh victory of the season by throwing a five-hit complete game for the Bears (24-21, 12-6 Ivy) in the first tilt of the day. Stern (7-3) held the Bulldogs to just one run on six hits while striking out eight.
Senior Rick Lynn (Towaco, NJ) went three-for-four with an RBI to lead the Bear offense. Sophomore Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) continued his torrid hitting as he went two-for-three with a double and three RBI. Senior Greg Metzger (Trumbull, CT) also added two doubles for the Bears.
In game two, the Bears used a late comeback to take a vital 12-5 Rolfe Division decision in 12 innings. The game was knotted 5-5 through nine and remained tied until Brown exploded for seven runs in the top of the twelfth. The seven run inning was highlighted by back to back homers from junior Dan Spring (Washington, D.C.) and sophomore Rob Deeb (West St. Paul, MN).
Spring (4-5) earned the victory on the hill by throwing three scoreless innings of relief. Sophomore Sam Jennings (New Ashford, MA) also came up big for the Bears as he threw five scoreless innings of relief before he gave way to Spring in the tenth inning.
Lynn had another big offensive game as he went three-for-six with a triple and an RBI. He also set a new Brown season record for stolen bases with his 33rd swipe of the year in the second game.
Spring (2-7, HR, two RBI), Deeb (2-7, HR), Kutler (2-6, double, three RBI) and freshman James Lowe (Asheboro, NC) (2-3, two RBI) also had strong performances at the plate in game two.
The Bears will be back in action on Saturday, May 4 for another doubleheader against Yale at Aldrich-Dexter Field beginning at noon.