Matt Kutler And Robert Hallberg Earn Ivy Weekly Honors
April 12, 2005
Princeton, NJ - Senior right fielder Matt Kutler was named the Ivy League Player of the Week while freshman righthander Robert Hallberg received Ivy Rookie of the Week honors as the Bears posted a 6-0 week. In 25 plate appearances Kutler, who will look to break Brown's all-time hits record tomorrow at Aldrich Field, pounded out 16 hits for a .640 average on the week. In three appearances Hallberg pitched 5.2 scoreless innings for a 0.00 ERA on the week. He picked up both wins in Brown's sweep over Penn and earned the save in game two against Rhode Island.
Kutler drilled two homeruns and drove in six runs while scoring six with a .920 slugging percentage. Heading into the Columbia series on Sunday, he was 14 of his last 16. In a two-game sweep over in-state rival Rhode Island he went seven-for-seven with five RBI and four runs scored. His homerun in the eighth inning of game one against Penn kept the Bears alive in their last chance after falling behind 3-2 in extra innings. Kutler went 7-9 in that series. He closed out the weekend with a pair of hits against Columbia to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. He is now just four hits away from breaking the school record with 225 for his career. He is second in the League with a .413 average and has scored a League-high 24 runs.
Hallberg pitched 3.1 innings of work in game two against the Quakers, recording his second win of the afternoon. He stuck out five of the 11 batters he faced and allowed just one hit. On Wednesday in game two against the Rams, Hallberg closed things out, pitching the final 2.0 innings to earn the save. He allowed just two hits, both against lefties, in his three appearances as teams went two-for-18 against him for a .111 average. He did not walk a single batter.
Brown will host Maine in a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. before heading into Red Rolfe Division play over the weekend at Dartmouth.