April 7, 2001

Bears Complete Sweep With 16-0 Shutout Over Penn

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    (Apr. 7, 2001) -- The Brown baseball team exploded for 17 hits and 16 runs in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 7, as pitcher Jim Johnson scattered seven Pennsylvania hits to earn his first victory on the mound this season.

    The Bears took advantage of a Quaker error and two wild pitches in the second inning to take an early 4-0 lead in the game. After scoring one more in the third on a double by Todd Iarussi and a sacrifice fly by Steve McCaughey, Brown broke the contest wide open in the fourth by scoring eight runs.

    Rick Lynn picked up two of his game-high four hits in the inning, smacking a double and a single while getting two runs and driving in another. Matt Kutler picked up two singles and two RBI, and Iarussi nailed a two-run homer. Greg Metzger, Dan Kantrovitz and Dan Spring also had one hit each in the Bears' incredible eight-hit inning.

    Lynn led the team at the plate in the second contest, going 4-for-6 with four runs and three RBI, while Iarussi was 3-for-4 with four runs and two RBI, and Kantrovitz was 3-for-5 with one run and three RBI.

    The Bears improve their overall record to 8-13 and their Ivy record to 3-1, and Penn falls to 13-9 overall and 1-5 in the Ivy League. The Bears will face Columbia at home tomorrow, April 8, for a doubleheader starting at noon.