Kutler, A Unanimous Decision in All-Ivy Selections
May 8, 2003
The Ivy League released the All-Ivy selections for the 2003 season and junior outfielder Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) was a unanimous First-Team All-Ivy selection for his performance this year. Kutler was one of five players to receive post-season honors.
Kutler hit .355 in League play this season, he led the team in RBI driving in 22 runs in the conference and 44 overall. Against Ivy teams, Kutler, had a .974 fielding percentage, starting in all 20 Ivy League games. He had 27 hits, including seven doubles and three homeruns.
Second Team selection, second baseman Deeb, hit .390 in the conference. He had 32 hits including seven doubles and three homeruns. Deeb drove in 11 runs in Ivy action and had a .941 fielding percentage. Deeb was one of four players to start in all 20 conference games.
Dan Spring, chosen as a All-Ivy Second Team selection for his performance as relief pitcher, had a 3.12 ERA in conference play. Spring had the most appearances on the squad with ten, doubling anyone else on the team. Pitching in 17.1 Ivy League innings, Spring struck-out 14 batters.
Two freshmen were named to the All-Ivy Second Team, including Cramphin. Cramphin went 4-0 in conference action as a starting pitcher. He pitched in the most innings for the Bears, 39.2, and struck-out 36 batters. On the season, Cramphin recorded a 2.27 Ivy League ERA.
The second freshman to be named as an All-Ivy Second Team selection was Johnson. Johnson earned these honors for his performance as a utility player. On the year Johnson had a .297 batting average as well as a 1.93 ERA. Johnson played in all 20 games in League action at first base, in the outfield and as a left-handed pitcher. He had 19 hits, including a double, two triples, and three homers. Johnson pitched in 4.2 innings and struck-out five batters.
Brown who finished the season 18-28-1 overall and 8-12 in the Ivy League will graduate just two seniors, right-handed pitcher Justin Lebowitz (Aberdeen, NJ) as well as Second Team selection Dan Spring. Graduating just two seniors makes the future of Brown Baseball very promising.