Four Brown Baseball Players Named First Team All-Ivy
May 22, 2001
Four Brown baseball players were named First Team All-Ivy following a record-setting 23-23 season that saw Brown finish 12-8 in the Rolfe division and tie for first place, while graduating the winningest class in school history.
Shortstop Dan Kantrovitz (sr., St. Louis, MO) headlines the group with a unanimous selection to the squad. He was second in the league with a .414 batting average and fourth with 37 RBI. He tied with teammate Shaun Gallagher (jr., West Chester, PA) for a school-record 68 hits this year, and finished his career with 208 hits, best in Brown history. Kantrovitz was also a First-Team selection in 1999.
Gallagher finished eighth in the league with a .375 average in Ivy games, along with 37 RBI. His 68 hits tied him for the school record, and he ran off a 24-game hitting streak during the season that is tied for best in school history, en route to being named First Team All-Ivy.
Freshman Robert Deeb (St. Paul, MN) was also named First Team All-Ivy following his standout rookie campaign. He hit .373 overall with 17 RBI and was a perfect 10-10 on stolen base attempts in Ivy games. Deeb became one of only four Brown players in history to compile 60 or more hits in a season, finishing with 63 this year.
Senior Jim Johnson (North Potomac, MD) rounds out the Brown first teamers. Named Honorable Mention All-Ivy last year, Johnson, who is tied for most wins in a Brown career with 19, finished 5-4 overall with a 2.59 ERA, which went to 1.75 in Ivy games. He is among Brown's career leaders in strikeouts, wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts per nine innings.
Jonathan Stern (jr., Long Valley, NJ), who led the league in ERA this year, was named Second Team All-Ivy, finishing with a 5-4 record and a 1.92 ERA. Junior John Cappello (Cranston, RI) was also named Second Team All-Ivy as the utilityman. In addition to pitching for the Bears and compiling 1-1 record in 11 appearances, Cappello hit .326 with 4 homers, slugging at a .523 clip, second-best on the team.
Freshman Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) rounded out the Bears' All-Ivy selection, named Honorable Mention following an exception first season. In addition to 56 hits on the year, Kutler picked up three five-hit games and set a school record with four doubles against Columbia, while finishing the year batting .326.