For Immediate Release: April 13, 2001 (401)863-2219
The Brown baseball team split a doubleheader against the Dartmouth Big Green on Friday, dropping a 5-1 decision before rebounding to down the Green 8-2. Though the games were played at Brown, Dartmouth was the home team for both, as inclement weather and field conditions pushed the games from Hanover to Providence.
In the first game, Brown took a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Dartmouth countered with a run in the fifth before erupting for four runs off starter Jonathan Stern in the sixth. Stern scattered five hits and fanned nine Green batters, but Dartmouth managed four runs in the sixth and allowed just four Brown hits to take the win.
Brown bounced back in the second game, though, as starter Jim Johnson allowed just three hits and two runs in 7 1/3 innings of work for his second straight win, and 15th of his career, putting him at fourth all-time at Brown. The Brown offense pounded out eight hits, including two three-run innings in the third and fourth, as Shaun Gallagher went 2-4 with 3 RBI and Dan Kantrovitz also went 2-4. John Cappello added a homer, and Matt Kutler and Rick Lynn each scored a pair of runs.
The Bears face Dartmouth in another doubleheader on Saturday, beginning at noon. Brown’s record now stands at 12-14 overall, 6-2 in Ivy play.